Happy New Year to you from all the Gr8fires.co.uk team.
At the start of any new year it is always healthy to make some resolutions and plan a few things that you would like to change or achieve in the 12 months ahead.
Since we are all about wood-burning stoves, we have got a few stove-themed resolutions that you might like to adopt as your own restovlutions, if you like!
1. Save money on your heating bills with a stove
If you haven’t already got a stove installed, now is the time to act. Picking up a New Year stove means you can take advantage of it throughout the rest of this winter and be raring to go later in the year when the cold weather returns. The initial financial outlay might not immediately appeal but as with most resolutions, it’s a case of no pain, no gain. Several media outlets are now highlighting wood-burning stoves to their readers as a great way of cutting their heating bills.
2. No more green wood
Freshly cut green wood is the fast-food of the stove world. It’s time to cut it out and make your stove more efficient. In 2012, make a conscious effort to improve your provisions of seasoned wood. You might not see the benefits of wood you start drying now until well into 2013, but by putting it off you will only by running your stove inefficiently for event longer.
3. Upgrade your existing stove
If you’re a wood-burning stove veteran, it is probably worth looking into swapping your old stove for a newer model. While your stove may well still be going strong, the latest stoves do offer greater efficiency. Spending the money know might well save you money on fuel over the course of the year, and make your home warmer in the meantime.
4. Heat your water more efficiently
This follows on from the previous resolution. If you are planning to upgrade your existing stove – or even if you are considering buying your first stove – why not opt for one that works harder for you? A boiler stove will not only heat your home, but also heat hot water for you. Two birds, one stove.
5. Get the family together
There are few greater joys in life than gathering with your loved ones in front of a stove in a cosy room. Watch a film together, play a game or just chat. The most important thing is increasing your quality time together.
Browse our wood-burning stoves to see which one could be a part of your New Year’s resolutions.