It's no secret that everything in the UK is getting more expensive.
The long fingers of inflation have already reached everything from groceries and beverages to petrol and electricity to smartphones and consumer tech. The prices of gas and electric heating have also been rising sharply for the last couple of years. And now the prices of firewood and wood briquettes are en route to catching up to them.
Which doesn’t mean there aren’t any opportunities for you to save on wood fuels in 2022 and 2023. On the contrary, shopping smart can easily halve your yearly wood fuel expenses.
In this article, we’ll discuss the six ways most UK customers are wasting money on wood fuel heating in 2022 and what you can do to get the most heat for your pound!
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You’re Ordering Wood Fuel in Small Quantities
We get it. It’s incredibly convenient to order firewood a few boxes at a time. You don’t have to worry about finding space to store it. Experimenting with new wood fuels is much easier as you’re not committing to a large purchase. You don’t have to think about spending money on wood heating until you actually need it. And, if you’re buying from Lekto, you get free delivery on all orders over £75 to boot.
What’s there not to like?
Well, the price you’re buying your logs at for one thing. Buying in bulk allows you to save upwards of 50% per box of wood fuel. So next time you’re thinking of purchasing wood fuels, consider making one large purchase a year, instead of dozens of smaller purchases every couple of weeks. Your wallet will thank you for it.
You’re Not Taking Advantage of Value Bundles
In case you didn’t know, Lekto has an entire section dedicated to Value Bundles. Designed to give bulk discounts to people who can’t normally afford to buy wood fuels in bulk, Value Bundles are a great way to save money on wood fuels.
Simply choose a bundle that contains a mix of fuel you’re interested in and we’ll apply a bulk discount to it.
You Have an Old, Inefficient Log Burner
This is the last thing most people looking to save money want to hear, but one of the best ways for you to save money on firewood and briquettes is by purchasing a new log burner.
Modern stoves can be incredibly efficient. Upgrade to an EcoDesign or clearSkies certified wood burner from your old stove and, chances are, you’ll be able to extract upwards of 40-60% more heat when burning the same amount of wood fuel as before. If you needed to spend £300 on wood heat for a period of time, now you only need to spend £200. So it’s easy to see why a new wood burner is one of the best investments you can make today.
What’s more, you’ll also be helping save the environment as all EcoDesign and clearSkies stoves are made in such a way as to decrease the number of pollutants they produce.
You Only Stock Up on Logs and Briquettes When It’s Cold
Look, we get it. Nobody likes thinking about their winter heating when it’s not cold outside. But just a little foresight can save you a lot of money.
Wood fuel prices are highly cyclical. Firewood logs are generally produced in the summer when there is very little demand for heating wood. Demand, on the other hand, is highest during the winter months, when no new wood fuels are produced.
If you understand the basic principles of supply and demand, then you understand what this data hints at.
Purchasing in the summer, when supply is high and demand is low, can potentially save you a lot of money. Most years, the price difference between the summer price low and the winter price high is between 30% and 40%. If you’re like most people, chances are you’re leaving all of this money on the table.
You’re Not Using Night Briquettes
You can save big on your wood fuel during any time of year by starting to use Night Briquettes. Made from a proprietary mix of 100% natural softwood bark, Night Briquettes can burn for as long as 8 hours. This makes them not only incredibly convenient but also extremely economical.
Just 2-3 of them can supply you with steady heat for an entire night. You can also add them to your main firewood or wood briquette fuel to help stretch it.
What’s more, Night Briquettes are cheaper than any other type of briquette Lekto sells, so they will save you money on both the front end of the transaction and its back end.
You’re Not Taking Advantage of Coupons and Discounts
Fishing for coupons isn’t something that is enjoyed by everyone. But you don’t have to be a coupon-hunting discount detective to find a good deal on wood fuel.
The internet has hundreds of websites that specialise in aggregating coupons. Simply choose a site you like and check it before ordering your wood fuels.
And if you’re a Lekto customer, you can simply subscribe to our mailing list for an instant discount to receive weekly offers straight into your inbox. To subscribe, simply scroll down until you see the Subscribe and Save option.
Customers can also save by taking advantage of the Lekto Rewards programme.