Open fires Vs Stoves
Traditional open fires vs wood burning stoves.
If you have an existing open fire installing a stove is good option both environmentally and financially.
Emissions - open fires release up to 10 times the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere than a modern stove.
Financially- a stove is a far more efficient way of heating your home with open fires only being at best 18-20% efficient compared to modern stoves some of which are over 80% efficient, meaning more heat from less fuel, your also effectively sealing off the chimney preventing other heat from radiators being lost up the chimney.