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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 here.

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