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Banish the cold with a wood burning stove

13:17 17 November 2016

Vision 500 in our Stow on the Wold showroom.

Vision 500 in our Stow on the Wold showroom.

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Wood burning stoves have soared in popularity over the last few years. It’s a sustainable, natural way to heat your home. Here are a few reasons why.

A Clearview 650 with a high canopy.A Clearview 650 with a high canopy.

You wake up. You check your phone. You switch on the lights. You have a hot shower. You turn on the heating. We have grown used to all these little daily comforts thanks to burning coal and gas to generate electricity. The automation of our homes means that looking after ourselves often involves little more than pushing a button. But this has taken us away from our roots as human beings and does little to benefit our physical and mental wellbeing.

Because of this, wood burning stoves have soared in popularity over the last few years. There’s something about that primal connection with nature that people miss in today’s hectic modern lifestyle - the hands-on aspect of creating warmth and safety. Wood burning stoves brighten up your home in more ways than one.

1) Sustainability

Coal and gas are not sustainable sources of energy. It has taken millions of years for organic material to break down for us to burn and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Wood grows much faster. Forests can be managed sustainably, with trees planted at the same rate as older or damaged wood is removed. As long as the site is not destroyed in the process of managing the wood, then it is an environmentally friendly, renewable source of energy.

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2) Natural

Burning wood is the most natural way to keep warm, and it has been done for tens of thousands of years, since humans first discovered fire. Wood burning stoves are not tied to electricity in any way, so cannot be affected by faulty plugs, faulty wires, power cuts, or anything out of your hands. It is steel, wood, and fire – one of the purest ways to heat your home.

3) Supporting local communities

Whilst it is possible to source your own wood, there are also plenty of small businesses and communities near you with firewood to sell. Purchasing from these small businesses strengthens the local economy and supports local families rather than energy corporations.

A woodstore can be an attractive addition to a gardenA woodstore can be an attractive addition to a garden

4) More efficient than an open fire

Wood burning stoves are a tried and tested method of heating. Unlike open fires which have an uncontrolled supply of oxygen, wood burning stoves trap the heat in and the wood burns slowly. This creates a long-lasting efficient method of heating. It is important to consider the embodied energy

in a product. A Clearview stove burning locally sourced wood creates far less carbon dioxide than fossil fuels like coal, limiting

the negative impact on the environment and the climate.

Julian Lloyd and Louisa Davidson - The manager
and assistant manager of our Stow on the Wold
showrooms. The place to visit for sound advice
and to discover first hand what makes a
Clearview Stove so special.Julian Lloyd and Louisa Davidson - The manager and assistant manager of our Stow on the Wold showrooms. The place to visit for sound advice and to discover first hand what makes a Clearview Stove so special.

5) Getting back to nature

As our homes become more automated and our countries become more urbanised, it can be easy to lose touch with our wild side, the part of us that comes from our ancestors living and hunting across vast country-wide woodland. Wood is a hands-on product, and good for mental wellbeing. There’s nothing quite like being gathered around a wood fire on a cold night, watching the warm glow of the flames as they tickle the iron stove. And if you are involved in the other stages of the wood gathering – cutting and sacking as well as burning – the old saying “wood warms more than once” has never rung truer.

As energy prices continue to rise and the environment faces greater threats from fossil fuels than ever before, wood burning stoves are an efficient way to save money on heating, reduce the rate of climate change and benefit your wellbeing. Winter draws in, so light the stove and banish the chill once and for all.

Order your wood burning stove at clearviewstoves.com, or call 01588 650123 to learn more.

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