As well as making sure your new stove will physically fit into its new home, it is important to consider that the stove’s output is sufficient for the room. You should also ensure that it is not too large for the room, as this can cause just as many problems as a stove that is too small.
A stove that is too small for the room will not be powerful enough to heat the room adequately, on the other hand, if you have a stove that is too large it will need constant attention to keep the temperature down.
A result of this is the combustion within the stove will not be complete and you will quickly have a build-up of soot not just on the glass, but up the chimney as well.
With this in mind, when calculating the required output, a slightly greater output should be considered (no more than 1.5kW), as there will be a greater need for rapid heating in the long dark cold months of winter.
As you are making a large investment within your home installing a new stove it really will pay to get expert help when selecting the stove to meet your needs
Stoves these days come in all shapes and sizes so there is bound to be one that fits your requirements.
Crucial for efficiency
Something else to keep in mind is a good supply of well mature wood (Minimum 18 months) to burn. Damp and unmatured wood will reduce heat output and will create far more soot in your chimney which can be a fire hazard.
Can we help?
If you are thinking of adding a wood burning stove to your home, please do make contact and one of our fully qualified (HETAS Registered) fitters will be happy to assist.