Does Having A Wood Burner Save You Money?

Cat Standing on a Wood Burner surrounded by Kiln Dried Birch Firewood

When thinking about the best method for heating your home, there’s no doubt that cost plays a hugely important role. So, if you’re considering installing a wood burner in your home, one of the questions you may have is, does having a wood burner save you money?

Nothing quite beats the glow of a roaring log fire, and so it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are eager to install wood burners in their properties. The great news is that the short answer to the question “does having a wood burner save you money”, is yes, it absolutely does save you money in the long run. Whilst the initial cost of buying and installing a wood burner can be expensive, wood fuels are a lot cheaper than gas and electric, allowing you to make substantial savings. Let’s take a closer look at how this is possible.

How does having a wood burner save you money?

As we’ve mentioned, the initial cost of installing a wood burner is a little more on the expensive side. On average you can expect to pay something between the £1000-1500 mark for purchase and installation. However, these initial upfront costs shouldn’t put you off. The cost efficiency of this home heating method means you soon make back any costs that you initially had to fork out in order to get yourself set up.

So, going back to the question of “does having a wood burner save you money”, we can say that it helps to lower your energy bills, due to the following reasons:

Energy efficiency: Wood burning stoves have an incredibly high heat output, making them very energy efficient. In fact, you can expect most wood burning stoves to be at least 60-80% efficient. You don’t need a huge amount of fuel to create a strong, heat source that warms the house up quickly and effectively. Less energy is wasted, which is great for your wallet, but also for the environment.

Wood fuels are cheaper: Whilst the installation cost of an electric fireplace is low, the running costs of an electric fireplace are incredibly high. Gas fireplaces are cheaper than electric, however, gas is still more expensive than wood. As wood fuels are a lot cheaper than gas and electric, this makes overall running costs for wood burners a lot cheaper than gas or electric.

Freedom from mounting energy tariffs: The issue with relying on gas or electricity to heat your home is that you’ll always be tied to external energy suppliers who could increase your bills year on year. The beauty of using wood fuels to heat your home is that you aren’t tied into any problematic energy contracts that could cost you an increasing amount of money.

Wood Burning Stove in a lounge with a Box of firewood next to it

Money saving tips for burning wood

Now we’ve established that the answer to the question “does having a wood burner save you money” is yes, let’s take a moment to look at how you can maximise its cost efficiency. The key to saving money with a wood burner is choosing the right fuel. It’s important to use wood that burns cleanly and efficiently. Lekto hardwood heat logs and sawdust briquettes, offer a cost efficient way of heating your home, due to the following properties:

Longer burning time: As our hardwood heat logs and sawdust briquettes are made of compressed wood, there is a greater amount of material to burn, meaning they stay alight for longer. This reduces the amount of money you need to spend on replenishing your supplies.

Higher burning temperature: Lekto’s hardwood heat logs heat up more quickly than traditional firewood and have a higher heat output, meaning they provide heat to your home quickly and efficiently.

Package deals: Our wood fuels can be purchased in mini packs or pallets to suit your requirements, and we offer regular bundle deals to suit all your indoor and outdoor heating requirements. We also offer free delivery to most UK postcodes on orders over £50.

Boxes of Kiln Dried Firewood next to a wicker basket

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