What advantages Fireplace’s stoves have over other heating alternatives?
A fireplace-stove offers economical and environmentally sound, alternative or supplemental heating opportunity. If you wish to solve the heating of your detached house or flat mainly by using fireplace-stoves, it is worth selecting from among the high-efficiency Fireplace stove models.
Advantages of Fireplace stoves:
- the user is not exposed to uncertainties as in the case of independent gas or electric heating (e.g. failure of service)
- wood is an environmentally sound material, a renewable source of energy
- to reduce costs, it is an optimum solution to combine the existing gas boiler and a fireplace-stove
- due to convection air flow/air transfer, heat is given off immediately
- not only radiating heat, but also the watching of a crackling fire fill you with warmth
Why choose a Fireplace stove?
The fireplace-stoves of the firm Fireplace are all made from excellent quality materials, accuracy is guaranteed by the precision of laser cutting equipment, assembly is ensured by the engineering industry specialists of Miskolc, a city looking back on a glorious industrial past, and the making of stoves is carried out by the most up-to-date innovative technology and supervised by the latest computer system. Finished products undergo a thorough quality control. Due to all this, Fireplace Kft. manufactures fireplace-stoves to your and your family’s satisfaction in every respect.
Where, in what rooms to use fireplace-stoves?
A fireplace-stove is recommended first of all as a supplemental source of heating. After kindling a fire in a fireplace-stove, the atmosphere of the room is immediately filled with warm air through the convection holes, so if you need a quick solution when getting home after work and finding yourself in a cold room, you are advised to choose a Fireplace stove. One fireplace-stove is usually sufficient for warming up the atmoshphere of one room. Think over the space requirement of a stove, allow for safety distances, and decide what you are going to place that ’piece of furniture’ on. If it will be put on parquet flooring, you will need an underplate or a heat-resistant glass pad.
Combustion requires fresh air supply, so place your fireplace-stove in a well ventilated room, if possible. If your home is provided with air tight insulation or fitted with tightly closing new doors and windows, extra air introduction may be required. In such cases it is advisable to select a fireplace-stove equipped with outside air introduction module or a model independent of room air.
What to consider when selecting a Fireplace stove?
First of all, it is recommended to determine the air volume of the room and work out what output the heating equipment should have. For 18 cubic meters of air calculate 1 KW of output. The chimney itself is a very important issue as it will be the ’engine’ of the fireplace. If it is a chimney already existing, please have it inspected and upgraded as required. An optimum solution is a chimney running within the walls of the building which warms up more quickly and keeps heat longer than a high-alloy steel chimney installed subsequently outside the walls of the building. It is of utmost importance that the chimney (diameter, length) is in compliance with the fireplace selected. It is fundamental for an appliance with 150mm flue connection that the cross-section of the chimney flue should not be smaller. It is unfortunate either if the cross-section of the chimney is considerably larger than that of the flue of the appliance, because a chimney too large will usually mean excessive draught too, which will reduce the efficiency of the appliance, and result in the fuel burning too quickly (too vigorous combustion), and therefore may lead to a premature wear of the appliance. Further factors having influence over the operation of a fireplace include wall thicknesses and the thickness of insulation, weather, in what direction the house is facing.
Can heating costs be recuded by the use of a fireplace-stove?
An optimum solution is to combine the existing gas boiler and a fireplace-stove in order to reduce heating costs.
To reduce costs, we advise you:
- to find an optimum division between the heating systems (correct selection of the proportions of main heating and supplemental heating)
- to reduce heating output for the night
- to find the correct proportions of heating and ventilation
- to feed fuel in appropriate amounts
- to carry out the maintenance of the fireplace-stove once a year
- to inspect, clean the chimney once a year
How to heat correctly with a Fireplace stove? What fuel to use?
A fireplace-stove can be operated 24 hours a day, with no interruptions, the only thing to be borne in mind that the fuel amount required by the nominal output of the fireplace should not be exceeded. If you use wood, you will have to ensure fuel reload about every hour. In a fireplace-stove of long-lasting combustion, brown coal briquette will ensure glowing embers up to 12 hours, there is no need to reload fuel every hour (in this case the air regulators should be in ’briquette position’).
Please only use permitted fuels such as wood, wood briquette and brown coal briquette. Wood should not be pre-treated (lacquered, painted) and contaminated! Wood of deciduous trees such as oak, beech, is the most suitable for burning in a fireplace-stove. Soft wood (from conifers) burns more quickly than hardwood, therefore it is easy to light a fire with them. However, continuous use of solely conifers is not recommended due to their resin content and too intense flames; they are recommended just for kindling. It is advisable to dry wood for 2 to 3 years to reduce its moisture to below 20%. Wet fuel will soot up the glass, reduce efficiency and cause damage to the firebox lining. Soot deposits would appear in the chimney in even larger amounts.
It is important to use sticks of kindling in larger amounts in transitional periods, at outside temperatures above 15°C, in wet, rainy weather to ensure easier kindling.
For firing technique considerations, open the firebox door always slowly, and only when the previous load has burnt down to embers.
What should the considerations be when selecting a fireplace-stove? What types of fireplace-stoves are available?
It is important to select a fireplace-stove which, in its appearance, is suited to the style of your house and creates harmony, cosiness in your home. That is why a wide range of facings, shapes and colours is available in our assortment. You are welcome to select from among extravagant and classic forms, models with ceramic, soapstone and sandstone facings or with no facing, of rotatable, stand-in-corner or stand-by-wall design. Also, it is vital that your fireplace is in harmony with your lifestyle. That is why you may select among various models offering various functions, firing technique solutions. If you enjoy watching the play of flames and are willing to regularly see to the reloading of fuel, select from among the classic wood burning models. If you would not like to take much trouble with regular reloading of fuel, the fireplace models of long-lasting combustion are recommended. These models are equipped with automatic primary air regulator and offer adjustment options depending on your selection of either wood or briquette as fuel. A very clean and economical operation is ensured by pellet burning fireplaces. Boiler stoves are recommended when you would like to combine the advantages of central heating and the enjoyment provided by fireplaces. Fireplace-stoves independent of room air are also suitable for energy saving (A+) and passive houses.