The warmth and cosy glow of a wood burning stove is something that attracts many buyers, but perhaps there would be even more potential buyers if people fully realized the advantages of this form of domestic heating, which range from great financial savings to energy independence, all at the same as being environmentally friendly.
Many who own wood burners assert that, for most of the year, the stove itself is enough to heat their home and that central heating is not needed until well into late autumn and can be turned off again in the early days of spring. As such, over time, the savings on heating bills more than cover the cost of installing a wood burning stove. To secure maximum savings, look into buying logs in bulk from a reputable local supplier as buying in bulk saves money, and treated high-quality logs are proven to produce more heat than new or poor quality wood.
Wood burning stoves offers you a higher level of independence by the very fact that they use wood, rather than oil or gas, both of which will be imported from other countries and are becoming increasing difficult to rely on. Oil and gas prices are going to continue to rise, and obviously the cost of wood may too, but it is very unlikely to increase at the same exponential rate non-renewable fuels.
Finally, a wood burning stove would be an environmentally friendly addition to your home. As long as you source wood carefully, where possible from suppliers who are committed to replanting, there is little to worry about in terms of CO2 emissions.