Does a wood burning stove add value to a home?
There are few things more appealing in the cooler winter months than snuggling up next to your very own roaring fire – and a basket of kiln-dried logs next to the chimney breast always brings a country charm to your home.
There’s no denying that a wood fire adds a certain appeal to any living space, and with such a huge range on offer nowadays, you can find the perfect wood burning stove to complement both contemporary and traditional interiors.
But can installing a wood burning stove add value to your property?
The good news is that yes, it can! Experts say that adding a wood burner could add around 5% to your home’s value – that’s around the same as a brand new bathroom.
With over a million stoves in use across the UK, and around 200,000 being added each year, their popularity continues to rise – so if you’re looking to sell your home in the future, a stove could also boost that all-important market appeal.
Additionally, a wood burning stove can save you money on your home heating bills. If used sensibly, you can use a wood burner to heat the room where you spend most of your time, reducing your reliance on central heating for the whole home.
Do wood burning stoves impact the environment?
It’s always important to consider the environment in your home improvement decisions. A good quality eco-friendly stove can achieve over 80% efficiency – this means that over 80% of the energy from the fire is converted into heating for your room.
If you use kiln-dried logs in your wood burner, the process can even be carbon-neutral. This is because the CO2 produced by burning the logs is offset by the CO2 absorbed by the tree during its lifetime.
Good quality kiln-dried wood also emits less CO2 when burned than it would if left to decay naturally.
For these reasons, when it comes to ordering logs for your wood burning stove, it’s always best to find a local supplier who uses good quality kiln-dried logs from traceable sources – giving you peace of mind that you’re getting a quality product that delivers a great heat source.
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