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Why a log burner is perfect for this time of year

Why a log burner is perfect for this time of year
13 February 2023
Why a log burner is perfect for this time of year

Lots of homeowners have turned to log burners in recent times as a viable alternative to using central heating. And with many cold nights still ahead of us before summer arrives, we explain why a log burner is perfect for this time of year and introduce you to some sustainable and affordable fuel options to efficiently heat your home.


Reduced heating costs 

With the cost of living crisis likely to continue, installing a log burner is a great way to reduce the cost of heating your home. Instead of cranking up the radiators in early spring, you can light your log burner when you feel a chill, which is significantly cheaper than relying on your central heating system. Provided that you have a decent stock of efficient logs, you can turn to your log burner on those particularly cold days at this time of the year, saving you from the expense of using your heating. 


More environmentally friendly

In the age of global warming, we all need to do our bit for the natural world around us. Coal-fired electricity that powers most homes in the UK is one of the leading causes of the climate crisis, so looking to other energy sources is important. Log burners have a lower carbon output than coal-fired electricity, and significantly less energy is required to harvest firewood than mining for fossil fuels. Also, choosing sustainably sourced firewood is a great way to not only reduce but reverse the effects of climate change, through reforestation to maintain and replenish our planet’s trees.



Homely feel 

When you set up a log burner in your home, it creates a homely, reassuring atmosphere in your living space. A 2014 study from the University of Alabama found that sitting around an open fire can reduce blood pressure and induce relaxation as part of a multisensory and absorptive experience. There’s no doubt that sharing a room with loved ones while sitting around a log burner can be a great way to feel at peace, making it a great addition to your home this spring.


Control over supply 

Should you heat your home with firewood, you are in complete control of your supply of energy. At Homefire you can buy firewood in bulk to last you several months (or even a year!), meaning that you don’t have to worry about the effects of a power cut or any issues associated with your boiler. Stocking up on firewood puts you in control over the supply of your heat, meaning that you can rest assured you have a source of energy that you can rely on throughout the year.


Multiple fuel options 

There are several fuel options available for log burners, and you can choose the right one for your budget and lifestyle choices. For instance, our kiln-dried firewood is dried to a moisture content of 20% or less and is known to burn long and true throughout the night. Another option is our Shimada heat logs, offering a high-energy, next-generation fuel source that is great for the environment and sustained heat output. Ultimately, you can stock your log burner with multiple fuel options to ensure that your home is warm and cosy, even on the coldest nights of early spring. 


Check out our sustainable fuel sources today 

Be sure to check out our affordable and sustainable fuel options if you’re keen to turn to a log burner at the start of this year. We can arrange delivery directly to your door, so discover our products today to make the most of your log burner in 2023. 

Delivery to Fireside

We deliver the traditional way. Bagged coal and firewood (up to 50kg) are delivered exactly where you need them. In your fuel store or even by the fireside

Kerbside Delivery

Orders over 50kg (bulk bags, pallets or crates) are delivered as close to where you want as possible, which may be the kerbside

Delivery is included in the price

The cost of delivery is included in the price of the goods

Hassle free returns

In the unlikely event that you're not happy with your order, it can be returned within 14 days by arranged collection

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