There is nothing more comforting than sitting in front of a blazing fire with a hot chocolate. When entertaining, you will be surprised by the pull of the fire. Guests will gather around the fireplace, soaking up the warmth after coming in from the cold.
The benefits of having a log burner or multi-fuel stove are varied. Compared with gas, electric or oil heaters, the log burner is much kinder to the environment. By burning logs, you will lessen your impact on the environment as wood is a more sustainable form of fuel. The only downside is remembering to stock up on logs and coal in time for the cold weather.
Even if you have only a small space to store logs, a stove is a good choice. The atmosphere created by the flickering glow in an evening can calm even the most stressed worker. After a hard day in the city, it is important to wind down before bed. If you have a multi-fuel stove, burning a combination of coal and wood ensures the fire stays hotter for longer. Don't forget that London Gases supply kindling, logs and coal in smaller bags as well, so you only need to buy what you can store.
When installing or replacing a stove, it is important to choose one that matches the style of your home. There are plenty of contemporary style stoves on the market, with large glass doors that allow you to enjoy the view of the fire. For an older or period home, there are many more traditional styles available.
As well as getting the right look for your decor, it is also vital that you get one with the correct output for the size of your room. If you get this wrong, you will be sweating within an hour of lighting it! Also, too small a stove will leave some parts of the room cold, which is the last thing you want when trying to have a cosy evening. It is important to seek advice if you are unsure as once it is installed it is expensive to change.