Stoves West Yorkshire wide are an attractive and extremely functional addition to practically any home. If you’ve heard about the efficiency, style, and potential cost savings to be had from these kinds of Yorkshire stoves, you may be increasingly tempted to make the switch. But it can be a big change to make, so unsurprisingly, our customers have a lot of questions. Here, we attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked queries, to allow you to make your own mind up as to whether a wood burning or multi fuel stove would be a good investment for your home.
As mentioned, making the switch from a gas or electric fire, or even a central heating system, to one of these types of stoves West Yorkshire can be a big decision. So, the first question suppliers are frequently asked is whether any home or business premises is suitable to have a stove installed in it? The answer is almost certainly yes. However, you usually need a chimney; but if your property doesn’t have one, then it’s often possible to have a rigid flue system built. This can run straight up through the roof or can be vented out through an external wall and up the side of the building. The only barriers to this may be cost – obviously, the price goes up if additional building work needs to be done; and whether there are any planning restrictions on your property. Another factor to check at this stage is whether you live in a Smoke Control Area. If so, this may limit the type of stove you can have and how it is fuelled. It’s worth checking with your local authority before you invest in such a stove and inform your supplier, so they can advise on alternatives. Even if you’re restricted by this, you could still have one of the gas or electric stoves Wakefield and other areas have for sale on the market today. These still have the stunning appearance of multi fuel or wood burning stoves Wakefield wide, but could be cheaper and easier to install in your property.
The internet has calculators to give you a rough guide to the size of stove you require. It’s generally recommended that you’ll need around 1kW of heat for every 14 cubic metres of space. This is based on heating the room to a temperature of around 21oC when it’s 0oC outside (and that’s when you’ll need your stove to be operating at maximum efficiency!). To calculate the size of the room, measure its length, width and height and then multiply those figures together. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that this is a fairly generic calculation that doesn’t take into account how much heat your individual property loses or retains through insulation – or lack of it. Nor does it factor in the age and build of your home or how large your windows are, for instance – which can again determine how much heat escapes naturally. That’s why it’s essential to take advice from an experienced dealer in stoves Pontefract wide before deciding on the size you need. A reputable company will come to your home and carry out a site survey – often for free – and can then give you a far more precise calculation. Then, you’ll have a starting point for the answer to the next frequently asked question: how much do wood burning and multi fuel stoves Pontefract cost? Broadly speaking, the higher the heat output required, the more expensive the stove. But many other things can also affect price, such as build quality, life expectancy, additional features, and whether a hearth is required, for example.
The next decision for would-be owners of stoves Castleford and beyond is whether they should opt for a wood burning or multi fuel version. Multi fuel stoves are more versatile in that a variety of different materials can be burnt in them, from wood to smokeless fuels and coal. They’re often more expensive, therefore, as you have the flexibility of using various types of fuel. But every type of material burns differently and requires different conditions, so often you’ll find that a multi fuel stove is not necessarily optimised for burning wood, for instance. The best answer to this question is to decide what kind of fuel you are most likely to have good access to at the right price. Recent research by the Stove Industry Alliance discovered that 77% of multi fuel stove owners only ever burnt wood. If that’s likely to be same in your case, then a dedicated wood burner is more efficient and therefore has the potential to save you more money longer term. But again, whether you live in a Smoke Control Area affects your final decision. Here, you can’t normally burn wood unless you purchase a stove that the government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has tested and determined to be exempt. As you can see, the types of stoves West Yorkshire homeowners choose can be affected by a fairly large number of factors. The best suppliers, such as Leeds Stove Centre, treat each customer as an individual and help them through their buying decisions to ensure they end up with exactly the right stove for their requirements and budget.
At Leeds Stove Centre, we’re passionate about stoves of all kinds. We also place the highest value on a quality customer service. We want to ensure that all our customers go away satisfied that they’ve purchased the best stoves West Yorkshire wide for their own homes and heating needs. That’s why we don’t sell over the internet: we sincerely believe that you need to discuss your decision with our knowledgeable and experienced members of staff. So why not find out further information on our service and products on our website at https://www.leedsstovecentre.co.uk/, and then visit our Stanningley showroom to see what’s on offer? And remember, you can always call us on 0113 255 5622 with any queries. We’re always delighted to help.