• home
  • categories
  • wood stoves
  • further info
  • Further info

    Extra tips & tutorials

    Decide whether a wood stove really is for you

    Read our introduction to wood stoves, their benefits, and what you can do. Maybe talk to other stove owners, (and see our resources – read books, attend courses) – get as much basic information as you can. Read more

    Decide what you want to use the stove for

    How will you use it – do you want it to heat just one room, will you try and move heat around the house from that one room, or do you want it to heat the whole house, provide hot water – everything? Read more

    Decide what kind of fuel you will use

    We recommend biomass rather than fossil fuels, because it’s more-or-less carbon-neutral Read more

    Sort out your chimney

    99% of problems with wood stoves are caused by the wood used, or by the chimney. Read more

    Make sure you’re safe

    Make sure your stove or flue isn’t next to combustible materials. If the stove backs on to a wooden wall, fit a heat shield to protect it. Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

    Latest Comments

    Stay up to date

    Newsletter sign up is temporarily disabled

    Facebook icon Twitter icon

    All rights reserved © lowimpact 2022