We have been fitting Fires, Fireplaces and Stoves for 18 years and believe in giving you the highest quality service we can.
We carry out a home visit to discuss your specific requirements which includes advice and a bespoke design slate hearth.
Multi-fuel stoves are appliances that are capable of burning a variety of materials other than wood. Apart from logs, a multi-fuel stove can burn smokeless fuels (look for authorised fuels that are approved for use in Smoke Control Areas), anthracite and peat/turf briquettes. The design of these stoves is optimised to accept a greater number of types of fuel and to burn them as effectively as possible.
Multi-fuel appliances have a raised grate with moving bars or a central riddling grate and ashpan. Both of these options allow the burning fuel to be de-ashed to maintain effective combustion conditions. Ash is then contained in an ashpan below the grate to enable safe removal.
Many Stovax multi-fuel stoves incorporate ‘AMS’ (Ash Management Solution) to facilitate removal of redundant ashes in a quicker and cleaner manner from an external ashpan. They also incorporate a primary air inlet which introduces air from beneath the grate. Both these features facilitate efficient combustion in multi-fuel stoves.
The heat output of a multi-fuel appliance will be similar, if not identical to that of a wood burning stove – and both types are highly efficient. Many also have Airwash and Cleanburn as standard and, as with a wood burning stove, the introduction of innovative functions and technologies has meant that running an appliance is easier and more cost effective so you can derive greater pleasure from the many benefits and ambience it will give you in abundance.
So, you may well be asking yourself: why should I choose multi-fuel over wood burning? The main advantage is one of convenience: as a multi-fuel stove can burn a range of approved fuels, you will be able to choose from a greater number of suppliers and therefore select the nearest. This will help to reduce not only the amount you spend on fuel but also the time and money you will need to transport it to your home.
Whichever you choose however, it is worth making note that some dedicated wood burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves can be fitted with a kit to enable the combustion of all types of solid fuel, thereby giving you the best of both worlds in terms of fuel availability. These are clearly defined in our brochures and our online product pages. It is also worth bearing in mind the visual differences between multi-fuel and wood burning stoves; for further information consult your local retailer for experienced advice and guidance
What Size Stove ?
The calculation for the stove heat output is used almost universally by stove manufacturers and installers alike, and can give you a realistic idea of what sized heat output your room will need to heat your room to an ambient temperature of 21°C.
To help you work it out yourself we’ve broken the calculation down into 3 relatively simple steps, and a handy graph – because who doesn’t love a good graph!
A = H 2.5m W 6m D 4m = V 60 m3 ÷ 10 = 6kW
B = H 2.5m W 6m D 4m = V 60 m3 ÷ 14 = 4.2kW – This can be rounded up to 5kW
C = H 2.5m W 6m D 4m = V 60 m3 ÷ 24 = 2.5kW – This can be rounded up to 3kW
By using this formula you can get a good idea which stove is going to be suitable to heat your room.
This is just a guide and your HETAS registered installer and one of our authorised dealers can also help you in deciding what output is best for your room.
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