There is a wealth of choice on the market, so whether your tastes lean towards rustic charm or sleek and contemporary, you can find an appliance to suit you
Those wintry days are here once more, mists hang low over frosty fields and the leaves are beginning to fall. This is the season when you can find joy in wrapping up in woolly things, donning your wellies and taking a stroll to breathe the fresh autumn air. But when the nights draw in, nothing could be better than returning home and warming your toes by the side of an inviting stove.
A woodburning stove will fill your room with glowing warmth, and can also help you live simply and sustainably. Nowadays an increasing number of us dream of getting back to nature and reducing the impact our busy lives have on the environment. Wood is a natural fuel that, when cultivated properly, is renewable and efficient. You can ensure the wood you burn is eco-friendly by purchasing your logs from woodland that is well-managed and sustainable, or if you have land you can even grow and gather your own.
Switching to a planet-loving fuel can help reduce our carbon footprint, and when dry, well-seasoned wood is burnt the amount of carbon-dioxide it releases is roughly the same as the amount absorbed by the tree during its lifetime, resulting in an energy source that is carbon-neutral. This means you can take the edge off those cold nights, safe in the knowledge that you are using a natural resource with a low environmental impact. Wood is also a cost-effective fuel, and because you load the logs yourself, you know exactly how much you are consuming.
Stoves have been a popular way of heating the home for centuries, and modern innovations have made them more efficient than ever. Many stoves now incorporate Cleanburn technology, which burns excess hydrocarbons, resulting in less smoke and more flames. Alongside other improvements, this has resulted in appliances that can boast efficiencies of well over 80%. Developments in smoke control kits mean that an increasing number of woodburners can still be an accessible choice even if you live in urban areas.
All of these technological advances have not altered the stove’s enduring aesthetic appeal. There is a wealth of choice on the market, so whether your tastes lean towards rustic charm or sleek and contemporary, you can find an appliance to suit you. Yeoman, one of the UK’s leading stove manufacturers, produces both traditional and timeless designs that will light up your home.
Yeoman stoves are inspired by the company’s origins near Dartmoor, an area renowned for its cold winters, and whether you need to heat a large farmhouse or a small cottage, you can find a Yeoman stove to suit your needs. The Exmoor stove is particularly suited for smaller rooms and is designed to fit into a standard ‘builder’s opening’ fireplace, whilst still providing an excellent view of the crackling wood and flames through its curved glass window. If you have your heart set on a stove with a heritage look, the YeomanCounty could be just the thing. With its optional double doors and Tudor rose detailing, the County has a high heat output that will have even large rooms feeling toasty in no time. There is even a double-sided version that can be enjoyed in two rooms at once.
Choosing a boiler stove can extend your heating options even further and take the winter chill off the whole house. Some models are capable of heating up to 19 radiators, as well as your domestic hot water. Not only that, but you get the added bonus of an attractive stove in your room. The Yeoman CL8HB boiler stove is suitable for woodburning and can heat up to 9 radiators. With its heavy-duty steel construction, the CL8HB presents a simple design, with subtle curves and a sleek stainless steel handle, which would suit both traditional and more contemporary homes.
Whether you need to heat one room or many, a woodburning stove is the perfect accompaniment to those long, dark evenings and foggy grey mornings. Comforting and welcoming, woodburners are a brilliant way to heat your living space and reduce your environmental impact, without breaking the bank. To find out more about the ranges on offer, visit your local stove shop and receive expert advice on how to select and safely install your appliance. Begin your search now, and you will be ready to assemble round the woodburner at family gatherings during the holiday season.