Are you trying to decide which fuel type you need from a stove or fire? This short guide should help you make your decision.
The first thing you’ll want to consider is the fuel type. Are you looking for the real, dancing flames of a woodburning appliance, or do you want convenience and instant heat from gas? Perhaps neither of these appeal to you, and you want spectacular colours and LED lighting from an electric stove or fire.
There are two types of solid fuel stoves and fires – the dedicated wood burner that only burns logs, and the multi-fuel appliance that can burn either logs or smokeless fuels. The atmosphere of real dancing flames and the wide variety of styling options available are what make solid fuel stoves and fires an appealing option. Bolstering aesthetics, wood fuel for these appliances is widely appreciated to be a good option for the eco-conscious homeowner.
When it comes to solid fuel appliances, it is important to consider local smoke control restrictions that may be in place in the area. Look for stoves and fires that are approved for smoke control locations – even homes in the most urban areas may be able to use appliances that are exempt from the restrictions.
If you are considering gas, the very latest gas stoves and fires boast fuel beds that are almost indistinguishable from real wood burning fires, along with designs to suit both traditional and contemporary home styling. Offering high heating performance uncompromised by design, gas stoves and fires bring real flames at the touch of a button.
If convenience and ease of installation is at the top of the list, electric stoves and fires make a great solution. Providing instant localised heat, and only requiring a standard three-pin plug socket, the designer electric fire creates a striking focal point while being installed almost anywhere in the home.
You will also need to consider the heat output you require for your home – your expert retailer will be able to advise on what is most suitable.