Multifuel Stoves: Cost and Energy Efficiency

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When you buy an electric stove or furnace, you need to look at the energy efficiency ratings. The lower the ratings, the more energy your unit is likely to waste. The more energy you waste, the more money you will be spending on heating your home in the winter. When you buy your multifuel stove, you must watch for these ratings as well.

Multifuel stoves are, by nature, likely to save you money in the first place. They use fuels that are natural and cheap – they can burn everything from wood pellets to corn, and from cherry pits to grains. Those without easy and inexpensive access to coal or oil may find heating very expensive in their ordinary furnaces. But multifuel furnaces can burn a variety of fuels that homeowners can purchase according to their convenience. People can save as much as 70% of their energy costs with these units.

The costs of purchase and installation are usually the major expenses when it comes to these stoves. You must get your stove installed by a reliable, certified professional. Once you have done this, your running costs are likely to be much lower than your traditional furnaces.

It is important that you read the manual well before use. Each fuel type burns in a particular way, so you may not always be able to combine fuels. Your user manual will be able to tell you about what you can burn in your stove and what you must not. Here's a tip: instead of purchasing a year's supply of corn or rye, but small bags of each kind to learn more about them. Also, make sure they are dry.

Now coming back to energy efficiency – find out the rating on your stove. Let us assume it has a value of 80%. It means that the stove is very efficient and can use 80% of the fuel burnt for producing heat. The rest is wasted. Judging from that, you can figure out for yourself why it's important to know the energy rating.

The higher the energy efficiency ratings, the higher is your initial cost likely to be. But, in the long run, the fuel costs will be less and will balance it out. Units with low ratings also add to the carbon footprint by wasting a lot of fuel. Therefore it is highly advisable to consider the energy ratings when purchasing a stove.

If you are looking for multifuel stoves, Stoke Newington has numerous furnace and stove shops you can visit to find out the best kinds for you – one that fits your home and pocket.

Multifuel stoves Stoke Newington - Are you looking for multifuel stoves? Stoke Newington residents can go to Ash and Embers for their heating options and fuel supplies.

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Multifuel stoves Stoke Newington - Are you looking for multifuel stoves? Stoke Newington residents can go to Ash and Embers for their heating options and fuel supplies.

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This article was published on 2012/03/19