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Heat your home with a wood burning boiler stove

Make no mistake. Wood is plentiful, especially from one of today's sustainable resources from managed or coppiced forests.

Its price, when you have to buy it at all, is stable unlike some of the other limited resources in the world such as gas and oil.

But did you know that you can use a wood burning boiler stove for your hot water – and heat your entire home with a complete central heating system?

Back boiler log burning stoves can even reduce your home’s CO2 emissions!

A wood burning stove can be linked up to your existing central heating system (run by oil or gas) to reduce your home heating bills, or it can even be combined with combi boilers, under floor heating or solar thermal panels to help make your extremely environmentally friendly.

Some boiler stoves look like a familiar and traditional wood burning stove, no bigger than the same stove without a boiler as the boiler is sited inside the stove, while others you may think resemble a standard gas or oil central heating boiler.

But they both do the same job, transferring heat from the boiler to your domestic hot water, via a storage tank, where it can be efficiently piped through to where it’s most needed.

Heat produced by wood burning boiler stoves is measured in btu’s. And as a useful rule of thumb, you should allow 9,000-10,000 btu’s to heat hot water in the average sized home and around 4,000 btu’s to heat each individual radiator in your home’s central heating system.

The Stove Industry Alliance recommends that you should check the compatibility of your existing central heating system with a qualified HETAS installer before purchasing any boiler stove or heating stove.