HOW WOODBURNERS ADD UP
The cost of burning wood per kw hour is 4p compared with 5p for gas or oil and 15p for electricity.
Around 175,000 woodburners are now installed each year, which is five times more than in 2007.
The cost of a stove varies from £550 to £10,000.
There has been a 31 per cent increase in the number of installers since 2007.
The number of chimney sweeps has grown, with 70 new members registered with the Chimney Sweeps Association so far this year.
For more information contact the industry regulatory body, HETAS, www.hetas.co.uk, tel: 01242 681270.