In recent years, interior design magazines and lifestyle guides have included various snapshots showing wood burning fires and stoves as a focal point to a room. As trendy as wood burning fires and stoves are they also provide an incredibly efficient, and often inexpensive, way to heat a space.
A wood burning fire place or stove provides an effective way to heat a room, providing much desired warmth and comfort. A lit fire can heat a room reasonably quickly and suitable wood can be a long lasting source of fuel. Using a wood burning fire to heat a room that’s in use, and setting central heating to a low temperature for the rest of the property will keep energy bills low and a home at a comfortable warmth.
If the right wood is used to fuel a fire, then it can be a carbon neutral way to heat your home. A burning log produces the same amount of CO2 absorbed as when the wood was growing. Therefore, CO2 emissions can be balanced by using sustainably harvested firewood, where trees are planted replacing every felled tree.
Using wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will mean that your fire wood is not contributing to depleting forests, and is therefore environmentally friendly. For a list of FSC approved firewood, check their website.
No one can doubt the beauty and appeal of a traditional working wood fire, but there are also plenty of other stylish options available for those wanting a more modern looking wood burning fire in their home. From a cast iron stove with an exposed flue that takes inspiration from Nordic homes, to fireplaces with a minimalistic façade, there is now a wide range of woodburners available for every household.
If you like the ideal of using a wood burning stove or fire during the colder months of the year, then why not get in touch with the team at DHS and see what options are available. With access to countless designs, and expert knowledge, we can help you create a more comfortable, warmer home by installing a fire or wood burning stove in your Bristol home.