Central heating and hot water from a woodburning boiler stove
Heating a house with a woodburning boiler stove is an increasingly popular option in the UK: firewood is a secure and relatively cheap form of fuel and a wood burning stove provides a cosy focal point to any room. A back boiler woodburner stove gives your family plenty of hot water, as well as running a complete central heating system and by heating your home by burning wood as fuel, you are reducing your CO2 emissions.
Boiler stoves is the website dedicated to information about log burning stoves and wood burning stoves with boilers that will provide anything from domestic hot water to powering your whole central heating system using logs and firewood. Here we try to provide you with the knowledge so that you can properly compare the different boiler stoves that are available.
Plumbing a boiler stove in
We have lots of practical information about types of boiler stove heating system and ways of linking in a boiler stove to new and existing heating systems
I have an existing central heating system in my house run by an oil/gas boiler. I'd like to link up a woodburning boiler stove to my current system to reduce my heating bills - but is a central heating link up possible?
I'd like to implement a linked heating system, combining solar thermal panels for hot water in the summer, a wood burning boiler stove for hot water and heating in the winter, and a gas/oil boiler as backup - is this style of link up heating possible?
The advantages of heating your house with a woodburning boiler stove
Heating your house with a wood burning stove with a boiler is good for a number of reasons:
- Save money - beat rising gas and oil prices.
- Become fuel independent by heating with local sustainably grown firewood. Find a UK Firewood supplier
- Drastically cut your CO2 emissions.
- Increase your fuel security - a lot of our gas now comes from Russia, our oil from the turbulent Middle East.
- Sitting around a real wood fire with friends and family is one of the cosiest things in life.
Gas and oil prices are rising, fuel security is low, 'peak oil' is on it's way
Gas and oil prices are rising steeply and are likely to continue to do so: demand is rising but supply is not, gas and oil reserves are likely to start 'running dry' over the next twenty years.
The situation is likely to get worse not better.
First reduce your heating needs, then switch to alternative heating
We do not like waste so we also carry information about how you can reduce your heating needs. Insulation and draught proofing should be the first thing you consider so that you reduce the amount of heat you need - then you can look to alternative forms of 'off-grid' heating.
Learn more about how to Reduce your heating needs