If you haven't invested in a wood burning stove, here are Stovax's top 5 reasons!
The temperatures have dropped dramatically in the last week. If you haven’t yet invested in a wood burning stove, here are our top 5 reasons why you should buy one…
Most premium quality wood burning stoves are made from the finest cast iron and heavy gauge steel. Traditionally, wood burning stoves were made from cast iron but as technology progressed, the use of heavy gauge steel was introduced and quickly became popular. Although, cast iron will take a little while to get up to temperature, it is excellent at retaining heat and then diffusing it over a period of time.
Most homeowners prefer the appearance of a cast iron wood burning stove due to its decorative detailing for example; the Huntingdon wood burning stoves incorporate stunning gothic tracery doors creating an elegant piece of furniture in its own right. On the other hand, wood burning steel stoves provide a smoother and cleaner look and emit heat quickly into the room. Stovax’s View stoves sum up the wood burning steel stove look: clean, smooth and elegant.
Most Stovax wood burning stoves feature the latest Cleanburn technology.This enables the burning of logs or solid fuels with outstanding efficiency. Incorporating Cleanburn technology results in more heat delivery into the room and less heat escaping up the chimney. Cleanburn technology works by introducing pre-heated, secondary air into the firebox to burn the excess hydrocarbons in the smoke.
Most Stovax wood burning stoves are CE marked, look for the CE logo in our brochures or on specific product pages. The CE mark is an indicator that the manufacturing company is conforming to exacting and high standards and is developing products that comply with EU safety, health and environmental requirements. Stovax is proud to declare that many of its wood burning stoves conform with all the legal requirements needed to achieve this marking.
HETAS is the the UK’s official body recognised by the government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances; their logo indicates an accreditation and indicates that an appliance complies fully with rigorous energy efficiency and safety requirements. Look out for the HETAS accreditation logo when choosing a wood burning stove or solid fuel stove or fire as well as an installation engineer and fuel supplier.
Using a wood burning stove is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that burning wood is a great way to provide your home with virtually carbon neutral heat. If you do not have access to land, purchasing wood from a reputable local supplier ensures that trees are harvested in a sustainable manner and helps to improve the local environment. Remember that dry wood results in greater heat output when burnt. We recommend that wood logs have a moisture content that is below 20%.
From the modern, steel stoves to the more traditional looking designs, Stovax’s collection of wood burning stoves is extensive. They are highly efficient and available in sizes and styles to suit most rooms and living spaces.
If you live in a Smoke Control Area, there are also suitable models available that have been specifically designed for use in these areas.
For further information and see a range of wood burning stoves, visit your local Stovax retailer.