Eco Conscious Living

Discover how to live greener with a wood-burning stove as an eco-friendly heating choice. Our eco-friendly living guides provide tips for sourcing wood sustainably, maximising efficiency to reduce fuel consumption and carbon footprint, and maintaining your stove to extend its usable lifespan.

  1. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
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  2. 5 Eco-Friendly Wood Burners for 2023

    5 Eco-Friendly Wood Burners for 2023
    Wood-burning stoves have a certain charm about them, don't they? The soft, flickering light they emit, their crackling sounds, and the welcoming warmth they provide on a chilly evening. Of course, we're slightly biased here at Direct Stoves - but thousands agree! For many UK households, wood burners are more than just a heating appliance. […]
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  3. Ecodesign vs clearSkies: What’s the Difference? 

    Ecodesign vs clearSkies: What’s the Difference? 
    Ecodesign and clearSkies are two sets of standards for wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves in the United Kingdom. Both aim to reduce the environmental impact of stoves, but they have varying requirements.   Let's take a more in-depth look at the differences between the two.  At a glance Ecodesign is a regulation set by the European Union […]
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  4. 10 Ways to Use Your Stove More Sustainably 

    10 Ways to Use Your Stove More Sustainably 
    Just how bad are wood-burning stoves when it comes to the environment? Can you use a stove more sustainably? If you've been reading the news recently, we'll forgive you for believing that using a wood burner to heat your home causes the same pollution levels as an HGV in your living room.   The good news: It's […]
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  5. Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?

    Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?
    If you've been reading the news recently, you might have seen some concerning headlines about the latest emissions regulations. Chances are, you have many questions. Can you be fined £300 for using a wood burner? Can you get a criminal record for heating your home with a stove? What are these new regulations, exactly? Should […]
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  6. How to Beat the Energy Crisis by Installing a Log Burner

    How to Beat the Energy Crisis by Installing a Log Burner
    Energy prices. They’re currently on everyone’s lips. And, by the looks of things, they’re going to be a hot topic for a long time to come. As a result, more and more people are searching out ways to reduce their energy costs. If you’re one of them, then keep reading and we’ll tell you how […]
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  7. How to Save Money On Your Energy Bill

    How to Save Money On Your Energy Bill
    With energy prices continuing to rise, and food and other household essentials becoming more expensive, the Direct Stoves team wanted to share some of our top tips that’ll help you save money on your energy bill. Keep reading and you’ll discover some insights that could really save you money in both the short and long […]
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  8. How To Be Ecodesign Ready in 2022

    How To Be Ecodesign Ready in 2022
    Across the UK, wood burning stoves continue to be a popular heating choice, not only for their cosy quality but also for improving mental wellbeing.   In the media, wood burners are often wrongly perceived as bad for the environment, which can cause confusion for customers. Last month, new stove legislation was introduced, so we’ve partnered […]
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  9. The Best Small clearSkies Approved Stoves

    The Best Small clearSkies Approved Stoves
    From the pop and crackle of the wood to the flickering, dancing flames, wood burning stoves add real character to a room. But, as we are increasingly being urged to ‘think green’ by the government, are they too polluting? Not if you invest in a clearSkies approved stove. Read on to find out more about […]
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  10. clearSkies Signals a Cleaner Future for Fireplaces and Stoves

    clearSkies Signals a Cleaner Future for Fireplaces and Stoves
    There is positive news concerning the future of fireplaces and stoves, especially their impact on the environment. The unveiling of clearSkies", an 'objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces', is set to be a real game changer. Initiated by the Stove Industry Alliance, the clearSkies mark is the […]
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