Monday, 22 October 2012

Hot topic - wood burning stoves can bring fuel bills down


With energy prices on an ever upward trajectory, Britons are increasingly turning to wood-burning and other solid fuel stoves to heat their homes – in some cases running them on home-grown or recycled wood.

Last year more than 180,000 UK homes had a stove installed, and sellers say this week's domestic gas and electricity price increases will only add more interest to the sector.

"Every time the big energy companies put up their prices we head off to the pub to celebrate," says John Nightingale, who has run his family business ( for the past 30 years from his base, now in Devon. He says customers install stoves to reduce carbon emissions, but principally to bring down their heating bills

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