HOW TO CHOOSE A STOVE OR BOILER?
Factors that affect your decision:
How to work out what size stove you need:
Why is this important?
It is very important that the output of the stove matches the area that you are trying to heat. There is no point having a stove with a very large output in small room, as the stove will not run efficiently and be too warm. Equally there is no point in having a stove with a small output sitting in a large room, which would not heat the room sufficiently. It is essential that you know the size of the room you are trying to heat at least. Other factors come into play as well, but a general estimate of the output needed to heat the room can be made using the measurements from the size of the room.
There are two ways of doing the calculation,
Remember, that these calculations are a guideline. We recommend that you always take independent professional advice prior to making the final decision.
Calculation in feet:
Step 1: You need to take three measurements - the length and the width of the room, and the height of the ceiling. (L, W, H)
Step 2: Multiply each of these measurements - the length by the width and then by the height, and now you have the volume (cubic capacity) of the room). (L x W x H)
Step 3: You multiply the volume by a factor of either 5 , 6 or 7 based on the following:
You now have the number of BTU's (British Thermal Unit's) required to heat your room.
Step 4: You can convert this total to kW's by dividing it by 3411.80.
Calculation in metres:Step 1. You need to take three measurements - the length and the width of the room, and the height of the ceiling. (L, W, H)
Step 2. Multiply each of these measurements (L x W x H), and now you have the volume (cubic metres) of the room). (L x W x H)
Step 3. As a guide 1kW heating output will heat either 10, 14 or 25 cubic metres of space depending on windows and insulation. So you divide the volume by a factor of either 10 , 14 or 24 based on the following:
You now have the minimum amount of kW's required to heat your room.
Whether you a looking to buy a stove to heat just one room, or an appliance to heat all of your home, we would like to think that we can help. Please choose below to view our range of stoves and boilers.
A variety of stoves and boilers to choose from:
As regards the appliances themselves, our aim is to source good quality appliances, for our customers. You have a wide range of stoves to choose from depending on which fuel you would like to use - solid fuel stoves, wood pellet stoves or wood burning stoves. We also stock biomass boilers if you wish to use grain, wood pellet or other biomass fuels, as well as wood-gasification boilers.
Most importantly we are trained to install all of the appliances that we sell. In addition to fulfilling the training requirements to be approved installers for the former Greener Homes Scheme, we have also received training from the manufacturers of the products we supply.
We are exclusive agents for Lincar and Twin Heat and Calimax products in Ireland and we also stock products from Ború Stoves.
All the accessories you may need:
In addition we can supply any flues or buffer tanks that may be required for these appliances. And remember, we can supply the fuels that can be used in any of our appliances. We are like a one-stop shop really, we can help you decide which appliance you need, install it and get it up and running for you, and supply the fuel to run it.