There have been very negative stories as of late about the notion of burning wood because they say that it contributes to the bad air quality that many towns and cities are currently experiencing. What they didn’t say was that the statistics were wrong in this regard because they tell us that almost 70% of wood burning emissions actually come from open fireplaces and not stoves. It also needs to be remembered that the vast majority of homes do not currently have stove and so it is having very little environmental impact.
If you are one of the lucky ones and you have a stove in your home then there is no reason why you do your wood burning in Christchurch with a clear conscience. If anyone doubts your commitment to the environment then you can hit them with the following benefits of having such a stove in your home.
- They are eco-friendly – Modern wood burning stoves are much greener than the counterparts that your grandparents had before and so they are better for the environment. They do not pollute the atmosphere like an open fire does and the good news is that by 2022, all stoves must comply with European emissions rules and stove manufacturers are already meeting this directive.
- Renewable energy – The thing to remember here is that would is a renewable source and so it is much kinder to the environment than gas, oil or electricity for example. It also allows you to create your own energy and not to be totally reliant on your oil or gas provider.
There are also stoves which incorporate your boiler system and so you can use it to provide heat and hot water throughout your property.