Stove costs and savings

Wood burning stoves

Stove costs and savings

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Use our wood burning stoves cost guide to help work out whether the savings you could make on energy would balance out the cost of buying the stove and having it installed.

If you're thinking about buying a wood burning stove, you're probably wondering whether it will help cut your energy bills. But with most stoves costing anywhere between £400 and £2,000, and that’s not even counting the cost of installation, could you really save money?

According to the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), a wood burning stove is 77% cheaper per kilowatt hour (kWh) to run than an electric fire, 29% cheaper than a gas fire, and around 43% and 50% cheaper than an oil and LPG fire, respectively.

But what does this really mean for your energy bills? 53% of the 277 members we surveyed (December 2014) believe that getting a stove has saved them money. However, 22%  found their stove cost them more than they expected.

To help you work out whether you could really save, we talk you through the costs of buying, installing and running a stove and explain why and how the costs vary. 

We've also worked with our scientists to put together a step-by-step expert guide and calculation you can do at home to work out what savings you could make. Plus you can download our handy checklist to ensure you get the best stove for your home and budget.

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