Saving money is not just an eco-friendly prerogative. All of us probably spend more money on our fuel bills than we perhaps would like but when it comes to heating, lighting and other forms of energy – the more we conserve, the more we benefit the environment and our pockets.
And one of the main areas we can save money, especially in the winter when we use more fuel in our efforts to keep warm – is heating.
There are many methods of reducing our heating bills: Insulation, radiator panels, keeping radiators in empty rooms off etc. but there is a more basic and natural way where you can even provide free heating!
Open fires have the advantage of being able to burn almost anything. Obviously the less smoke you produce the better for the environment and the more heat you can get out of the fuel you burn the better.
Many people are now reverting to open fires and using logs to provide heat. Logs are incredibly cheap and can keep a home warm with an enviable romance of flickering flame. But ensuring the logs you use are dry is important in making sure they don’t produce too much smoke and burn with enough heat.
Log stores are the best method for storing logs throughout the year as they will ensure they remain dry and ready for the fire. Log stores come in all sorts of sizes and enable you to store wood throughout the warmer months; leaving you with enough dry fuel for the entire winter.
But if you wish to save even more money, then you should consider a log maker. Log makers compress recyclable paper, card and newspaper into compact burnable fuel for the fire. This means that not only can you get rid of that paper you were saving for recycling but you can also have free heating for the entire winter. » Read more: Log Making, Log Stores and Other Eco Tips