Gas log burner or wood burning stove? | Yeoman Stoves

Gas log burner or wood burning stove?

Are you thinking of getting a log burner but can’t decide yet on whether to choose one of Yeoman’s gas stoves or wood burners? This guide will explain the differences between the two fuel types so you can choose which is best for your lifestyle.

Wood burning stove

Wood burning stoves come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from traditional designs to contemporary. A real wood burning stove offers the fireside ambience of real flames. Many stove owners also enjoy the process of creating their fire themselves, collecting logs and seasoning before winter use.

Many of Yeoman’s wood burners are also approved for use in Smoke Control areas. For example, the Yeoman Devon wood burning stove, available to burn multi-fuel when fitted with a multi-fuel kit, is DEFRA-exempt so can be used in urban areas to burn wood.

It is important that the wood burnt is of good quality, otherwise it can damage your wood burner and has potential to cause a chimney fire due to build-up of tar. Look for the Woodsure Ready to Burn symbol when buying wood, as this certifies that the logs are of a low moisture content and good quality for burning.

Gas log burner

Yeoman gas log burners also offer a wide variety of designs. The CL5, for example, is just as at home in a modern or classic setting, while the Exmoor offers traditional country-style detailing.

Gas log burners offer realistic flames but with the added convenience of heat at the touch of a button. They are ideal for those that want a wood burning effect, but cannot store logs or do not want to light a real fire.

Some gas stoves come as balanced flue versions, meaning that they do not require a chimney. A balanced flue system vents directly to an outside wall with a twin-wall pipe. This allows for air for combustion to be drawn in directly to the appliance, and for combustion gases to escape.

Talk to your local retailer for more information. They will be able to advise on the best option for your home.

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