5 Things You Need to Save on Wood Heat This Winter

5 Things You Need to Save on Wood Heat This Winter

It's no news that wood heating will get more expensive than ever for UK households this year. Thankfully, you can get more for your wood heat pound by using your burner more efficiently. 

In this article, we'll tell you how you can save big on wood heating. Implementing these tips will cost very little, but the benefits you get can be massive.

If you’re a seasoned user of wood fuels, then you no doubt know some of these. But if you're a wood fuel newbie, then you can greatly improve your wood heating experience and save you money in the long run.

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Eco Stove Fan

Eco stove fans are a simple, amazing way to increase the energy efficiency of any wood burner. They are whisper quiet. They can be purchased for as little as £15. And they don't use any electricity whatsoever.

This top-rated stove fan on Amazon costs just £19.69 and has over 5,000 reviews.

8-Hour Night Briquettes

Being the most long-lasting wood briquettes available for sale on the UK market, Lekto Night Briquettes are the most economical wood fuel you can buy today.

A single briquette can supply you with steady heat for a record-breaking 8 hours. On top of this, we are constantly optimizing our production methods to make sure they are available at very affordable prices year round.

Stove Care Kits

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your stove at peak efficiency is to keep it clean of soot, dirt, and tar. On top of that, cleaning your log burner regularly will prolong its life, help reduce the risk of fire hazards, and reduce the frequency of chimney sweep visits.

A basic stove cleaning kit will set you back just £15, so there's no reason not to buy one.

Upgrade to Kiln-Dried Firewood

If you're using seasoned firewood, you can greatly improve the efficiency of your wood burner and prolong its life by switching to kiln-dried logs. As we've mentioned in our Ultimate Guide to Firewood, kiln-dried logs are easier to light, burn more efficiently, and are 100% safe to store indoors.

On average, kiln-dried birch logs and kiln-dried oak firewood logs cost about 10% more than their seasoned counterparts.

Firewood Moisture Meter

As we’ve also discussed in our firewood ultimate guide, wood fuel moisture content is by far the most important determiner of its quality. So if you're storing your firewood in suboptimal conditions (or storing it in optimal conditions but for a very long time), you might want to regularly check its moisture content.

According to UK law, all Ready to Burn firewood must be dried to a moisture content of under 20%. This is the best way to make sure it contains a safe amount of moisture at the time of purchase.

If you're on a budget, you can purchase a basic wood tester for around £13.99.