Woodburning & Solid Fuels
Wood burning stoves are better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland. For optimum results from a wood burning stove, we recommend logs should be seasoned for 2 years or more to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will not only give twice the output of freshly felled timber but help avoid a build up of tar in your flue. Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of softwoods.
Solid fuels – such as anthracite and manufactured smokeless fuels can be burnt in Yeoman stoves with the addition of a multi fuel kit. Choose from either the economic Static Kit or, for optimum performance, the Riddling Kit. Please note, however, that petroleum based fuels must never be used on your stove. Peat turfs
or briquettes with a low moisture content may also be burnt.
In rural areas, Yeoman’s Central Heating Boilers have a particular advantage as they allow homeowners to burn readily available log supplies from local sources, rather than
look to increasingly expensive oil or LPG equivalents. Indeed, if you are a farmer, smallholder or country landowner your fuel could even be free!
Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels when it comes to burning and emits fewer harmful pollutants. Gas combustion does not release any ash or particulate matter into the atmosphere, and compared with oil produces greatly reduced levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide, and virtually no sulphur dioxide. Yeoman gas stoves contain Gazco’s latest high efficiency gas combustion systems, which generate exceptional heat output while minimising the amount of gas required, reducing emission levels yet further.