Stove Choices

Fuel

The choices of fuel are many and varied. It is important that you use the correct fuel for the stove you have chosen. Many stoves offer a multi fuel option

Stove output

It is crucial that you choose a stove of the correct output in order to achieve the desired heating level for your specific  installation. Use our stove calculator as a guideline.

Chimney

There are many different options in respect of the use of existing chimney along with chimney purpose built liners and flues. All of course installed and full commissioned before use.

Installation

Bottom line is that there is no substitute for a site visit. Feel free to contact us for a no obligation site visit. Our installation team will provide a free on site survey. You will benefit from our experience over many years.

Stove legislation

There are many legislative bodies in respect of the installation and maintenance of wood and multi fuel stoves. It goes without saying that your stove will be fully commissioned by our qualified installers.

Service

It is important that you are mindful of proper service of your installed stove and its chimney or flue. For example regular cleaning or your chimney. This is a full service provided by Stoves & Co (NI) Ltd

Fuel Choices

Wood Blocks

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Wood is a biofuel that, when correctly lit, is part of the natural cycle. As a tree grows, it consumes water and carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. This process releases oxygen, which we need to breath. When the wood is burnt or decomposes it releases the water and the carbon dioxide. All this takes place in a cycle, which means that burning wood does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Multi Fuel

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You may well ask what is the difference between a solid fuel wood burning stove and a multi fuel stove. Essentially it's the type of grate they use. For burning wood a flat grate is required with air directed into the top of the fire. For solid fuel, air must be directed through the fuel from underneath

Pellets

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Pellet stoves burn compressed wood in the form of pellets via an automatic feed and control system that only consumes fuel when heat is required. The burning rate is determined automatically thus eliminating wastage and providing optimum efficiency.

What Size Stove Do I need?

To achieve a relaxing room temperature of around 21ºC when the external air temperature is at freezing (0ºC) you will need approximately 1kW of heat output for every 14 cubic meters of space.

Measure the length, width and height of your room and multiply the three figures together.

For example, a room measuring 7m long by 4m wide and with a height of 2.5m is 70 cu. m. of space. Divide by the sum by 14 and this means you will require a 5kW stove.

However this is just a rough guide, factors such as the number of outside walls, the size of windows and whether they are double glazed, the age of the home etc, can all influence the heat requirement.

Source www.stovax.com

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Stove Calculator

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Required Output in KW

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Chimney

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Existing Chimney

Governed by strict legislation there are many options to consider 

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Existing Chimney

Governed by strict legislation there are many options to consider 

Installation

Stove Leglislation

The industry is contorlled by numerous leglislative bodies. These bodies control the manufacture of the actual stove, the installation to recognised standards and advice on recommended fuels and suppliers

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Servicing

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