Things you need to think about when selecting a wood burner.
When you enter the store you will see lots of lovely looking options, now is the time to be prepared. Do your research and list down your requirements, then seek the advice of a fully qualified HETAS fitter who will point you in the right direction.
Do you want to burn wood only or multi-fuel?
A dedicated wood burner can be the most efficient so It’s worth considering if you’re never going to want to burn other fuels.
This issue is one you will need to spend time on, ask yourself if you will ever want to burn other fuels, such as pellets? Get the opinion of the fitter as they will be able to inform you of the plus’s and minus’s, thus ensuring you make the correct choice.
If you want to see the flames, which no doubt you do, the stove needs a window that stays clean. So you want an Air wash model. This pulls air into the stove that blows across the glass so when it’s working right the soot and tar doesn’t reach the glass.
Yes please no doubt!! Of course, the cleaner the better. “clean burning” is a marketing term it is not a quantifiable standard. It refers to a system where additional air is introduced to the gasses above the fire, allowing more combustion. This burns off more of the gasses that would have gone up the chimney. So it should give a higher heat output for the same amount of wood.
If you would like help choosing or fitting a new wood burner please do make contact and one of our fully qualified HETAS registered engineers will be happy to help.