Coronavirus: councils tell residents to stop lighting fires to help people with respiratory conditions
Warm weather, more time at home during the coronavirus lockdown, and a bank holiday weekend mean barbecues and bonfires. But councils are asking residents not to light fires or use wood burning stoves to protect those with respiratory problems.
Installing a wood burner or multi-fuel stove is not something you should do yourself. An ill-fitted stove could result in it becoming a fire risk, but there's also the potential for it to release lethal carbon monoxide into your home and create more pollution.
We've found that some wood burning stove owners have a lack of knowledge around essential stove safety information. Make sure you buy the most efficient stove for your home and that you use it safely with our advice.
As the government launches its Clean Air Strategy 2019, we look at three ways you can use your wood burning stove or multi-fuel stove correctly, from buying dry wood to getting smokeless fuel with less than 2% sulphur content.
New Government plans see it try to cut pollution from stoves by 45% by 2030. Which? takes a look at how the new Clean Air Strategy, currently in draft form, is likely to affect log burner and multi-fuel stove owners.
47% of stove owners don't believe their stove has made a difference to their heating bills, while 43% think it has saved them money on energy.