How can a multi-fuel stove help reduce energy bills?

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A multi-fuel stove can be the perfect solution to the current energy crisis, helping to save energy usage in your home, and ultimately reduce bills and monthly costs. But how can a multi fuel stove help you? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about how multi-fuel stoves can help to reduce your energy bills.

So, how can a multi-fuel stove help reduce energy bills?

A multi fuel stove can be very effective for saving money on energy bills in a number of ways. These include:

  • Heating the home- central heating is one of the most popular option for home heating but this is becoming increasingly expensive. A multi-fuel stove can provide suitable heating for your property, helping you to stay warm all year round, without having to use the central heating at all. But even reducing your central heating reliance can make a notable difference to your monthly gas bill.
  • Impressive energy efficiency- during the manufacturing process, new multi fuel stoves are rigorously tested for their functionality, heat output and most importantly energy efficiency. If you are running an older boiler, even an older combi boiler, you might be surprised to know that a multi fuel stove can actually be more energy efficient than this older central heating system. What this means is that more of the fuel is converted into heat successfully, with less heat lost or wasted during the process. So not only is fuel for the stove cheaper to buy and use than energy from the gas supplier, but this can actually heat your home more too.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Benefits of replacing electric fires with multi fuel stoves

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With energy bills soaring and looking likely to rise even further, you may be wondering about changes you can make to reduce electricity and gas reliance. A multi-fuel stove can be just such a positive change. But why should you consider switching to a multi fuel stove, from an electric fire? And what are the benefits of this? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about how multi-fuel stoves compare to electric fires.

What are the benefits of replacing electric fires with multi fuel stoves?

There are a number of reasons why a multi-fuel stove can be a more effective option than an electric fire. These include:

  • Reducing energy bills- electric fires can be expensive to run, and this is a cost you might not notice until the end of the month, when the electricity bill arrives. With a multi-fuel stove, you can cut down drastically on your bills, as you wont need to use electricity to keep your home warm. You can also cut down on the gas bill, as a multi-fuel stove can warm your whole house, so you don’t have to rely on central heating.
  • Effective heat distribution- there is no doubt that a multi-fuel stove provides a much more effective and efficient heat distribution, heating both large and small spaces effectively. The heat will also stay around longer, after the fire has been extinguished.
  • Heating in a power cut- with a multi-fuel stove, you will still have heat and warmth from the fire, which is not something that an electric fireplace can offer.

Important considerations

Although multi-fuel stoves offer more advantages than an electric fireplace, there are some considerations, including:

  • Multi-fuel stoves need a chimney and this will need to be well maintained too
  • Electric fires can simply be plugged in, which is easier than building and maintaining a real fire.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing the right multi-fuel stove

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new stove, either for the first time, or as a replacement for your older model, you might feel overwhelmed by choice. But that’s why we’re here. Here at JMS Stoves, we are wood burning and multi-fuel stove experts, and we help people make the right decisions about their new stove, every day. So what are the most important considerations when it comes to choosing the right multi-fuel stove? And how can you make the perfect choice for your home?

What are the considerations for choosing the right multi-fuel stove?

The perfect multi-fuel stove will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Size- the size of the multi-fuel stove you choose is incredibly important. Using the wrong size stove makes it more difficult to heat your home effectively. For example, a stove that is too small for your room will not help to provide adequate or efficient heat, while a stove that is a little larger might not comfortably sit where you need it to, and will heat up your space too quickly.
  • Style- traditional or contemporary, choose a multi-fuel stove to suit the design or style of your space. This will help create a focal point in any home, in any home.
  • Material- Some stoves are available in iron or steel. Although you might think this is just an aesthetic feature, but the different material can change the performance of the stove. For example, an iron stove might take longer to heat your home, but will retain heat for longer than a steel stove. But if you want your property to heat up quickly, a steel stove could be a better choice.
  • Efficiency- one of the most important things to consider when choosing a new multi-fuel stove is the efficiency of the design. Choose a stove that produces the most heat, from the smallest amount of fuel.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Different shape options for wood burning stoves

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about the different shape options for wood burning stoves.

What are the different shape options for wood burning stoves?

There are a number of different shape options available to choose from for your new wood burning stove. These include:

  • Cylindrical stoves
  • Rectangular stoves
  • Rounded stoves

Cylindrical wood burning stoves

Wood burning stoves with a cylindrical shape are increasing in popularity, particularly for contemporary homes and contemporary interior design. These are often free standing and can make a dramatic visual impact in any space. Cylindrical stoves can also be teardrop shape or even completely round.

Rectangular wood burning stoves

These are probably the most common shape option for any stove, as many standard wood burning stoves are either rectangular or square. These are available in both highly contemporary designs, as well as very traditional design options, to suit any home. As the more standard stove shape, rectangular stoves can be easier to fit into standard fireplaces and alcoves.

Rounded wood burning stoves

Rounded wood burning stoves straddle the line between the cylindrical design and the rectangular design, using curved glass doors at the front, or curved side panels to transform a basic rectangular stove into something more contemporary.

Choosing the right shape stove

To choose the right shape stove for your property there are a couple of considerations to bear in mind. These include:

  • The amount of space available
  • The style and design of the room

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Benefits of a cast iron stove this New Year

Put aside your list of New Year resolutions and instead think about choosing a cast iron stove to transform your 2022. Cast iron stoves can be an incredible feature, as well as a practical addition to any home. And we are sure it will make you happier than that gym membership! Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to why you should choose a cast iron stove this New Year,

What are the benefits of a cast iron stove this New Year?

Cast irons stoves are the perfect way to get that cosy feeling this winter. And with temperatures set to plummet through January and February, its a great time to think about installing one in your home. But what kind of benefits can you expect? Well, cast iron stoves are:

  • strong, reliable, resilient and durable- a cast iron stove from a reputable supplier is built to last. This means that it wont warp or bend with the heat of the fire, and you wont have to worry about repairs or replacements.
  • stunning design- cast iron stoves can be created to be traditional and welcoming, or contemporary and stunning so, you can choose whatever style will fit your home.

Should you choose a multi-fuel or wood burning stove?

So when it comes to cast iron stoves, should you choose a multi-fuel, or a wood burner? Well, there are advantages and disadvantages to each, but the main difference is that a wood burner is designed specifically to burn wood, so other fuel forms would not be an option to heat your home. On the other hand, the multi-fuel stove is built to burn a range of materials so you will have the full range of fuel options.

For more information, or for your multi-fuel stove installation, get in touch today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing the right fuel for multi fuel stoves

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With wood burning and multi-fuel stoves increasing in popularity over recent years, there has also bee a rise in the number and type of different fuels. With a wood burning stove you should be sticking to FSC wood, but there are more options for multi-fuel stoves. So what are the suitable fuel types for multi-fuel stoves? And which type of fuel will best suit your requirements? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to help choose the right fuel for your requirements.

Choosing the right fuel for multi fuel stoves

There are a number effective fuel options for steel or cast iron multi-fuel stoves. These include:

  • Wood and logs- you can burn wood on a multi-fuel stove. Just like logs for a wood burner, you should only choose wood that is FSC approved.
  • Smokeless fuel briquette– these are specifically crafted briquettes that can be used on a multi-fuel stove, without creating smoke. These are very popular as they are easy to light, and reach a very high heat. These also leave no waste, just ash.
  • Anthracite- this is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel, with a long burn time. However, it is not as easy to light as the manufactured fuels, like the smokeless briquettes.

Fuels to avoid for your multi fuel stove

There are some fuels to avoid for your multi-fuel stove as well. These include:

  • House coal- Unless specifically stated in your manufacturer’s guide, you should avoid using house coal in your stove at all costs. This is because the house coal burns at a much higher temperature, which could cause damage, while the smoke will also blacken your stove’s glass.
  • Peat- Peat is not a renewable source of energy, and could cause environmental damage.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Using a stove for winter heating

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With big increases expected for the cost of energy across the UK in the next few months, just as the temperature plummets, there has never been a better time to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. But how can these be used to heat your home in winter? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we offer a range of stoves that could be perfect for any home. As a result, we have produced this guide to tell you how you can heat your home with a stove this winter.

What are the options when using a stove for winter heating?

Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves are available in both cast iron, and steel varieties. These are designed in a range of styles, from traditional to ultra-contemporary so there is something to suit any home. While cast iron stoves take a little longer to heat up, they do retain heat for longer. So if you want instant warmth when you walk in from the snow, a steel stove could be a good option. But if you want to warm your home through for the evening, without using as much wood or fuel, an iron stove could be a good choice.

Either stove you choose, you could see a big heat output, as long as you choose the right size stove for your room or home. Here at JMS Stoves, we can help you with that.

Wood burning stoves

Wood burning stoves are designed only to burn wood, and are created with efficiency in mind so that you will get the most heat from as little wood as possible.

Multi-fuel stoves

Multi-fuel stoves are designed to burn wood, coal and other fuel sources. This means you can choose a range of alternatives, and you wont have to rely on wood.

Coming home to a stove is a great way to relax and unwind as you thaw out. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves.

Installing a wood burning stove this Autumn

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Mutli Fuel Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove specialists. We install all kinds of stove, including wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, as well as cast iron or stainless steel varieties. But why is Autumn a great time of year for stove installation?

Why should you consider installing a wood burning stove this Autumn?

There are a number of reasons why Autumn is the perfect time to add a wood burning stove to your home. These include:

  • Darker, colder nights most home-owners with a wood burning stove start to use this more regularly as soon as Autumn arrives. This is because once the nights begin to draw in early, and the temperature drops outside, a roaring fire is perfect. Lighting a wood burning fire can fill your home with warmth and energy, and if you install now, you will be a wood burning stove expert by the time the depths of winter arrive.
  • Relax and unwind- a real fire is the perfect way to unwind and relax during the Autumn and Winter period, especially when the weather becomes more unpredictable. A wood burning fire is perfect for meditating, as you can watch the dancing flames and find peace and tranquility. This is sure to help combat the stress of the outside world!
  • Great quality heat- a wood burning stove offers a high quality of heat that will keep your whole home warm this Autumn and winter.
  • Quicker installation- finally, one of the biggest practical advantages is that installing your wood burning stove in the Autumn can mean you miss out on the long waiting period associated with the winter months, when demand surges and installers are busy.

For more information or advice, or for installation of your new wood burning stove, get in touch today with the experts here at JMS Stoves.

Considerations when choosing a wood burning or multi-fuel stove

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a stove this winter, then we are sure you wont be disappointed. But there are a lot of different things to consider, before you make a final decision. So what are the most important considerations for choosing the best stove? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to help choose the stove that is perfect for your requirements.

What are the important considerations when choosing a wood burning or multi-fuel stove?

The best stove will always be a subjective choice, based on the buyers own preferences. So to choose the right stove for your home, you should consider:

  • The efficiency level of the stove
  • Defra
  • Type of fuel for your stove
  • The stove material

Considering stove efficiency for your new stove

The stove you choose should have a high efficiency rating, so that you can heat your home effectively, without adding additional costs. New stoves, adhering to the EU regulations that will be in place later this year, are at least 80% efficient.

Defra-approved

For a wood burning stove, you should look for a Defra approved model as this burn cleaner, and be better for your home, and the environment. If you live in a smoke-controlled area, a Defra approved model is mandatory.

Choosing the type of fuel for your stove

You can choose between a dedicated wood burner or a multi-fuel stove for your home. Wood can also be used on a multi-fuel stove, as well as other types of fuel. But a wood-burner can only burn wood.

Choosing the material for your stove

Stoves are available in both cast iron and steel. While cast iron will take longer to heat up, it will stay warmer for longer. A steel stove will warm your home quickly, but will also lose heat quickly once the fire is extinguished.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Advantages of EcoDesign wood burning stoves

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Recently, we discussed the environmental aspects of burning wood on a wood burning stove. And while this is essentially carbon neutral, and great for your carbon footprint, some older types of wood burner, and wood burners built without a filter, can create environmental issues. These include being responsible for reducing the quality of the air, and releasing larger particles into the atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse gases. This is where EcoDesign comes in. So what is EcoDesign? And what does it mean for wood burning stoves? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi Fuel Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to wood burning stoves and EcoDesign.

Wood burning stoves and EcoDesign

So, first of all, what is EcoDesign? Well, EcoDesign is the new standard that stove manufactures should be aiming to meet. This is an award given be DEFRA to confirm that these stoves produce less smoke and particle emissions than other wood burning stoves. The Government is aiming to make all stoves DEFRA certified by 2022, which isn’t too far into the future.

What are the advantages of EcoDesign wood burning stoves?

So, why should you choose a wood burning stove that has been DEFRA certified as an EcoDesign? Well, there are a number of reasons, including:

  • Protecting the environment- we are in a climate emergency, with drastic measures necessary to protect the planet for future generations. With an EcoDesign stove, you can be sure that your stove will release up to 90% less particle emissions, which is great news for the environment.
  • Saving money- not only do EcoDesign stoves save the environment, they can also help you save money too. This is because they are designed to maximize the airflow into the fire, reducing the amount of smoke that is created. This helps the fuel burn much more efficiently, so that your fire burns hotter for linger, using less fuel.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Stoves.