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Upgrading your fireplace!

If you already have an open fire, you may be able to simply fit a stove or built in cassette fire into the chimney opening, which will provide much more heat. These kinds of appliances feature a closed, airtight design, which means airflow to the fire can be better controlled. Controlling the airflow allows for the fuel to be far more efficiently burnt, resulting in up to 80% of the heat going into your room, compared to an open fire which loses around 75% of the heat up the chimney. Not only does a high efficiency stove or fire help your back pocket by reducing your heating bills, it is also much better for the environment. If using an existing chimney, the best place to start is by talking to a retailer like The Heating Centre. We can arrange an independant installer to do a site survey , where a qualified installer will be able to inspect your fireplace opening and chimney, checking for blockages or leak and whether or not the chimney needs to be lined . Good retailers will also be able to help you choose your stove or fire and discuss the options available to you. No chimney required! Just because you don’t have a fireplace, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a fire.  There are a great many free-standing appliances that don’t even need a chimney breast for installation. These stoves  and fires can simply be vented directly up through the ceiling or, through an external wall using a prefabricated flue system. Pairing your free-standing stove with a beautiful slab hearth can create a contemporary look that also benefits from...

Choosing the right size stove, 3 tips to help you get it right

It’s hugely important that you select the right stove for the size of room that it’s going to heat. Get it wrong and your room will be either too hot or too cold and undoing an installation can be costly. Choosing the right size stove: 3 tips to get it right 1. How hot should a room be For a relaxing room temperature you want your room to be around 21 degrees centigrade, 2. How much heat do I need When the external air temperature is 0 degrees you will need approximately 1 kw of heat output for every 14 cubic meters or room space. 3. How do I calculate my room size You can measure your heat requirements by measuring the length, width and the height of your room and multiplying the 3 figures together. This will give you the cubic meter area. For example a room measuring 6m long by 4m wide, and with a height of 2.5m is 60 cubic meters of space. Divide this sum by 14 and this means you would require a 4 to 5 kw stove. If you are over 5kw slightly then I would advise in most cases sticking to a 5 kw stove as you usually do not require an air vent. Other considerations This is just a rough guide and factors such as the numbers of outside walls, size of windows, whether they are double glazed and the age of the home etc., can influence the heat required. To find out more about our range of stoves our recommended team of installers, click...