Keep Warm for Less

by Handy Mag
Published: Last Updated on

at Focus Fireplaces

Colder days are here and many will be tempted to turn up the central heating. Energy prices are rising adding a huge expense to the annual fuel bill. But there are ways to save money…

Focus Fireplaces & Stoves have been providing the latest heating solutions for over 35 years. Director Mike White explains why owning and running a stove or fire doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour.

“If ever-increasing energy costs have got you wishing to live a little more off-grid, a wood burning stove could be the perfect way to achieve more self-sufficiency when it comes to heating your home. New air quality and efficiency regulations came into effect from 1st January 2022, so we now offer a wide range of wood and multi-fuel Ecodesign stoves and fires. These appliances are designed, tested, and certified to lower emissions to an absolute minimum and feature cutting-edge high efficiency combustion system designs which make them some of today’s cleanest burning fires.“

“It’s important to consider the space you intend to heat with the appliance and opt for the size which has the closest heat output rating to what is needed for the space. Whichever stove you choose, it’s essential to burn good quality wood to get the most out of your appliance. By burning high quality dry wood that has a moisture content of less than 20%, you’ll improve the efficiency of the stove as less heat will be wasted to evaporate any excess moisture. Burning the right wood not only helps your chimney stay clean for longer, but also allows your stove’s Airwash system to work at its most efficient, keeping your glass clear so you can enjoy the flames.”

Mike adds; “A gas or electric fire is a stellar choice for many who are looking for ultimate convenience, for others the idea of living sustainably is worth the extra effort for their home heating needs. We offer a comprehensive range of high efficiency gas stoves and fires, which are up to 93.9% efficient depending on the model, utilising state-of-the-art gas burner technology. Our electric fires are designed to be eco-compliant and user-centric, hosting a number of energy-saving features.”

“The majority of our gas fires and electric fires can be controlled via a remote handset, meaning you don’t even need to leave the sofa to be able to enjoy the heat. Some fires even offer WiFi app control, allowing you to adjust the flames and heat via your mobile device. Electric fires can even be used without the heat, giving you the option to enjoy a gorgeous flame effect even in the height of summer.”

“We offer a huge range of traditional and contemporary styles, with options to further tailor the look to your home. Whether you’re looking for a stove or fire, there’s something for almost any interior.” Call 01904 400525

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