How to choose your new stove?
Before you buy your new stove, you may want to consider the following:
- Do you want a stove in classic design in cast iron?
- Modern design in sheet iron?
- What is the distance to flammable materials?
- How many square meters and how many rooms, do the stove need to arm up?
- Is the stove the primary heating source or is there also an oil-fired burner or electric heating systems?
The most important issue is weather the stove can be installed where you want to place it. There you have to pay attention to the size of the stove and the distance to flammable materials.
It is important to find the right size of the stove, so that you are able to get the optimal effect from it. Be careful not to buy your stove too big because the heat can get to powerfull. The stoves nominal effect are stated in kilowatt(kW). A roule of thumb is that 1 kW ia able to warm up 10 square meters, if the house is poorly isolated. If the house has a good isolation then 1 kW is able to warm up 20 square meters. If you use long pieces of wood and stoke the fire with lang intervals, you can typically get the stove to use 50% of the nominal effect. If you use several small pieces of wood and stoke the stove with short intervals, you can increase the effect from the stove a little.
There are 2 different kinds of stoves: convection stoves and radiant heat stoves. Convection stoves are the new generation of stoves. The stove warm up the air and send it around the room. It gives a pleasant and homogeneous temperature overall. The radiant heat stove is known for centuries. The heat is concentrated around the stove. The air around the stove gets very hot and drops in temperature the furter away you get from the stove. Convection stoves, like the ones from Aduro, can typically be placed closer to flammable materials than radiant stoves.
New wood burning stove with an old chimney?
To benefit from your wood burning stove, you must ensure that your chimney is fully functional and in good condition. The chimney is the motor of the stove, and therefore, it is crucial to the success of your wood burning stove. If you need to keep the primary air damper open to keep the stove going, it is a sign that the chimney is not working properly.
New, environmentally friendly wood burning stoves are designed differently than old stoves. The new stoves are built with more resistance, and therefore, much less heat is sent out through the chimney. This “colder” smoke temperature entails less draft in the chimney, since the draft is created through the temperature differences between the air outside and the smoke inside the chimney. If your chimney does not function, you may experience smoke return, smoke in the room and a bad combustion. In that case, we recommend mounting the smoke exhauster Aduro DraftOptimizer, which ensures a stable operation.