Decorative and free-standing stoves are capable of providing both space and water heating.
Although the fire is contained behind doors, on some models they can be opened while the fire is alight to allow the warmth and glow of a real fire to complement the room. The doors should be closed when a more efficient slow burn is required or when the room is unattended.
Attractive yet practical stoves are available with boilers, ranging from those with a small output for supplying domestic hot water only to the large output units capable of heating radiators and domestic hot water.
Many stoves can burn wood or logs, however, a far greater heat and better performance is obtained when using either coal or smokeless fuel.
MULTIFUEL STOVES LEAD THE WAY
Sales of solid fuel stoves have soared over recent years. Aside from the practical advantages of solid fuel, a stove makes a fashionable addition to the modern home and no other heating system can match the “wow” factor or the cosy sense of comfort and well-being that an open fire or stove lends to a room. To many people, the cosy glow and flickering flames are part of what makes a house into a home.
The vast majority of the so-called “woodburning stoves” installed should be more properly referred to as “multifuel” stoves and it is this type rather than the wood-only stove that has experienced the greatest increase in popularity.
The main advantage of a multifuel stove is that it can burn a range of solid fuels as well as wood. This gives the user the added convenience offered by mineral fuels and the flexibility of being able to select fuel according to price and availability.
Reasons to choose a multifuel stove:
A stove can be used as the primary central heating source, an occasional secondary heat source or even linked up to an existing open vented oil or gas central heating system. SFA stove manufacturers page – Link up
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