The Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

Wood burning stoves, or wood burners, is an appliance used to heat homes in place of the more traditional fireplaces. Usually made from cast iron or steel, they generate heat by burning fuel in an enclosed chamber.

Despite being around for many years, recently there has been a huge increase in the popularity of wood burners in Irish homes and it’s not hard to see why.

Energy Efficient

A high quality wood burner is one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your home. A traditional fireplace is only around 20% efficient at heating a room, Compare this to the wood burners almost 80% and it’s easy to understand why many are choosing to upgrade their homes with wood burning stoves.


Wood burners make for interesting and stylish features in any room. Styles range from contemporary to classic so there is the perfect wood burner to suit any aesthetic or décor. Wood burners can also be placed in pretty much any room of your house, giving you pretty much free reign in design and creativity.

Money Saving

Installing a wood burner in your home can help save you money in the long run. You’ll find yourself using your wood burner to heat your home in favor of your central heating system. Purchasing the fuel and wood for the burner is much cheaper than paying for gas and oil, reducing your energy bills.


As our homes become increasingly dependent on technology and electricity we are much more susceptible to power outages. It is important that your home can still be kept warm in these instances, especially in Ireland. If your electricity does go you can still rely on your wood burner to heat your home no matter what else is not working. 

At S.H.L Chimney Specialists, we offer a quick and efficient wood burner installation service throughout Cork. For more information visit our Stoves & Solid Fuel Page or contact 021 4842020

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