Chooseday’s Choice! ~ Open Fire or Stove?

Where does YOUR energy go?

Many homes in Ireland still use an open fire-place. An open fire-place is hugely inefficient as the heated air within the room is sucked up the chimney and the burn rate of the fuel is difficult to control. Therefore much of the fuel and cost is wasted. Installing a solid fuel or preferably a log burning stove is a simple, quick and cheap way to reduce your heating bills and energy consumption.

You Choose!

Open Fire or Stove?

Open Fire or Stove?

Typically, more than 70% of the heat from an open fire goes up the chimney, while a stove retains as much as 76% of heat in the room, saving both fuel and money. Replacing an open fire with an efficient stove can reduce the household energy consumption by 8 to 10%. Given that we spend around €2,000 on heat, light and hot water, that could see a person’s fuel bill fall by €200 a year.

Blog Awards Ireland 2013 ~ We’ve been Short Listed!

Wow, Friday 13th 2013 will be a day to remember for Eco Evolution as we were short listed in the Blog Awards Ireland 2013. We were thrilled to have been nominated in the first place but are absolutely blown away by the fact that we made the short list in the Best Eco/Green Blog category sponsored by ESB eCar.

The quality of blogs in every category is very high this year and it’s great to see that so many of the blogs that we read on a regular basis have also been short listed in the various categories.

Thank you so much to those who nominated our blog and a big thank you to the judges who read it and decided that it was worthy of a place in the short list and to the organisers who were hard at work behind the scenes. I hope you all had a relaxing weekend after such a mammoth task.

Wishing everyone the very best of luck in the next round!