To be sure a stove meets your homes requirements, choose a HETAS approved one, which comes from an experienced manufacturer. Apart from the safety element, wood stoves have improved so much of late it is vital to select the correct one for your home.
If you choose professional help the fitter will consider your lifestyle and the type of property you reside in. An open-plan, well insulated home for example can use a stove to cut down fuel bills, the fitter will explain all the advantages and savings that can be made.
HETAS registered fitter is very advisable
Poorly installed stoves do pose very real risks from carbon monoxide poisoning to house fires and smoke inhalation, all of which can have devastating and fatal consequences.
It is recommended to use a HETAS qualified fitter to install any wood burning appliance for safety and insurance purposes.
An increased awareness of environmental issues, together with rocketing fuel prices, has led to a dramatic uptake in demand for wood burning domestic heating systems.
The installation of wood burning, and multi-fuel stoves is “monitored” under the Building Regulations, as is the relining or installation of flues and chimneys associated with such heat producing appliances.
Incorrectly installed stoves can be dangerous both to health and a can be fire hazards.
Very important – Long term maintenance
A stove is not a “fit and forget” product. The burner itself may need little maintenance but without regular cleaning soot builds up in the flue and this can cause chimney fires. It is highly recommended to have your burner cleaned and serviced at least once a year for safety and peace of mind.
If you require some assistance with your current or new stove please do maker contact and one of our fully trained (HETAS registered) fitters will be pleased to guide you