in

5 Great Reasons To Have An Indoor Log Burner In 2021

interior view of lounge decorated for christmas PTGSDTM

2021 is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start evaluating the year we have just endured and look forward to a new, fresh one. Often around this time people start making new year’s resolutions and goals that they would like to achieve. For many, this may be to drink more water or spend time with friends, but it also pays to think about all of the elements that you would like to incorporate into your home. We know this now more than ever with the amount of time we have spent indoors this year! 

A fantastic addition to any home that should be considered in this list is an indoor log burner, and here are 5 great reasons why…

Cost-Efficient  

Indoor log burners have a high heating efficiency with a whopping 86%, whereas open fires only have a heating efficiency of 10-20%. High-efficiency wood burners maintain most of the heat inside your home with less going to waste up the chimney. The nack to ensuring that your eating stays on for a  long time is to tightly pack the wood in – this will ensure that the fire burns from log to log and will increase the burning time for 6-8 hours longer! They’ll be no need to reload your fire.  

wood burning inside square container

Save Electricity 

Coming in from a long day and putting on the heating to get warm is definitely satisfying. But, you are heating the whole house, when you can only be in one room at a time to enjoy the warmth, which is no wonder electricity bills soar. On average, it also takes one hour for the heating to bring the house to the correct temperature. The advantage of an indoor log burner is that once lit, you can enjoy instant heat in the room you are in for a sustained period of time – and it will not cost you a penny. 

Suitable For Use In Properties Without A Chimney

If you do not have a chiminea in your home, you may be thinking that an indoor log burner is a total write off. Well, it’s not. There are measures that can be taken to ensure that you can have an indoor log burner. However, there are some steps that need to be taken first to ensure that you are being safe, which will require some extra work. This is because you will need to fit a twin wall flue system through the roof or wall of your building. Nevertheless, it is still a reasonably simple and cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of a log burner in a home with no chimney! There are two options available for fitting that you can choose from:

  • Externally – with this option, you connect the pipe to your stove and have it exit through an external wall. It then runs up the side of your building to empty at a safe distance – usually near your roof.
  • Internally – you will still connect it to your stove, but you run it through the inside of your house, through your ceilings, and out of the roof to empty.

There’s plenty of information on log burner installations out there, so make sure you check them out for more information.

black wood burner near brown brick wall

Save The Planet

With rising fuel costs, many homeowners are seeking alternative ways to heat their homes. Burning wood is not only better for the environment but it can also offer a carbon-neutral, wholly sustainable heat source. Wood is renewable and burning is a carbon-neutral process, so the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere as it burns is the same as that absorbed by a tree as it grows. You can also take further steps to ensure that the wood you are sourcing is renewable too. For instance, there are kiln-dried firewood logs available that are sourced from sustainably managed forests and also don’t add any chemicals or preservatives. This effectively ensures they are as natural as possible and have a minimal environmental impact, while the fact they are kiln-dried reduces the amount of smoke that they produce. Would you like to make your home more energy efficient? You can take a look at some amazing tips and tricks here

family holding planet model close up UR7TRVF

They Create An Amazing Ambiance 

Finally, indoor log burners should be considered in 2021 because they simply create a beautiful ambiance in a home. The lighting simply can not be achieved in the same fashion via LED lighting. There is no greater feeling than sitting around a fire, with the room beautifully lit.