Thursday 25 May 2017

Stove sales hot up as householders rethink fuel options

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

HIGH oil and gas prices are hurting a lot of consumers but they are boosting stove maker Waterford Stanley.

The firm said sales of its cast-iron stoves -- to replace traditional open fires -- rocketed by more than 40pc last year.

The Waterford-based company, which is now a division of the stove and cooker giant Aga, claims over 300,000 Irish homes now have a Stanley product.

That would give the firm more than 50pc of the solid-fuel market here.

Company marketing director Eileen Slattery said higher energy costs had helped turn families towards the solid-fuel appliance.

"Tougher economic times have spurred Irish households to rethink home-heating costs and efficiency," she said.

Irish Independent

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