What is the best time of year to buy a wood burning stove?
So, you’re thinking of buying a wood burning stove? You may have already decided on the style of stove you want, the room it is going in, and what kind of fuel you want to buy.
However, we understand that buying a wood burning stove is an investment, not only of money but also of time. Depending on your budget, a wood burning stove can cost anywhere up to £2,500 and requires installation time and must fit in with your renovation schedules. You may be wondering if there is a time of year where it’s best to buy a wood burning stove, and you’d be right!
Summer is the perfect time to buy a wood burning or multi-fuel stove. It may seem strange to be thinking about home heating when many of us may have switched the central heating off, buy buying a wood burning stove at this time of year means you’re more likely to have products in stock and also less likely to be waiting weeks for an installation.
What exactly makes summer the best time to buy a wood burning stove?
More Stock Available
As you can imagine, as soon as temperatures start to drop the interest in wood burning stoves and multi fuel stoves increases dramatically. Even the largest of businesses may not be able to stock the exact fireplace insert or wood burning stove that you’re looking for, especially for stoves made by international manufacturers such as Morso.
However, in summer, demand can decrease dramatically which means you’re more likely to avoid being placed on a waiting list for your perfect stove. The quicker you can get your stove, the quicker you can enjoy the cosy flames as soon as winter comes around.
Shorter Installation Waiting Lists
One of the problems with purchasing a wood burning stove in winter is that great demand for stoves goes hand in hand with great demand for technicians and installation specialists.
It is important that your new stove is correctly and safely installed by a HETAS-registered fitter. During the winter months, waiting times can increase dramatically, especially in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Of course, everyone wants to get their new wood burning stove installed in time for Christmas – but there’s only so many installers available. The best thing to do is to get ahead of the game and have a wood burning stove installed out of season to reduce your waiting time and guarantee you can enjoy your stove all the way through winter!
Unpredictable English Weather
We all know, English summer can be as unpredictable as it comes. No matter how much we hope, there’s always a high chance it the warm weather will be short and fleeting. This gives you the perfect opportunity, should you get your wood burning stove during the summer months, to practice building a fire and lighting your stove.
Not every evening will be warm, so getting a wood burning stove installed could be the saving grace on those unexpected colder nights. It means you can avoid putting the central heating back on until you really have to!
Pictured: Westfire Uniq 17 Wood Burning Stove
We stock an extensive range of wood burning stoves, and also a number of accessories and parts for open fires. Why not take a look at our range here, or leave a comment below and let us know which you prefer – wood burning stoves or open fires?
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