Reducing heating costs with a wood-burning stove
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to the price of wholesale gas going sky high. Millions are facing fuel bills that are extremely hard to meet.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, firing up a wood-burning stove may be a viable way of reducing household bills by up to 10 percent.
Here at Topstak, we can help you choose an efficient wood-burner to help you tackle the problem of ever-increasing heating bills. Many of our models are Ecodesign Ready, meaning that they comply with clean-air regulations – emissions are significantly reduced in comparison to older types of stove, making them suitable for a wide range of situations. Woodburing stove is a traditional form of heating using a truly renewable form of room heating which reduces our reliance on fossil fuels.
Andy Hill, chair of the Stove Industry Alliance <https://stoveindustryalliance.com/> , which represents 80% of all UK stove manufacturers, says, “A modern wood burning stove can cost about a third of the price of electric heating and approximately 13% less than gas central heating for the average household.”
The above, of course, depends on the price cap of the day but is still a significant saving.
Topstaks estimate installation costs for a stove are:
Flexible Liner (relining an existing chimney)
1 day installation of a woodburning stove preparation of the fireplace and flexible chimney liner £1500 inc Vat (does not include hearth and stove)
2 day installation of a woodburning stove and flexible chimney liner £2100 inc Vat (does not include hearth and stove)
Twin wall chimney (new insulated chimney)
1 day installation of a woodburning stove and insulated chimney system £2100 inc Vat in a single storey property (does not include hearth and stove)
1 day installation of a woodburning stove and insulated chimney system £3200 inc Vat in a 2 storey property (does not include hearth and stove)
A wood-burner can also heat the entire house rather than a single room – contact one of our experts for advice and to arrange a survey which can be taken within 1-2 weeks.
Topstak – Vale of Glamorgan – 01446 771 567.
Topstak – Monmouth – 01600 711710