An open fire is only around 20% efficient as most of the heat is lost straight up the chimney. In comparison a stove can be up to 80% efficient. What does this actually mean to you? In fuel terms, you will use less fuel in your stove (ideally up to 60%) and get more heat from it - save money, save fuel and stay warm. As you are burning less fuel to get more heat, CO2 levels are also reduced.
With the cost of oil, gas and electricity rising, almost at a monthly rate, the popularity of wood burning / multi fuels stoves continues to grow. They have proven to be a wonderful addition to many homes.