Wood heaters are available as built-in or freestanding units, in a wide range of styles to suit all decors. They can be fitted into an existing fireplace or we can supply dimensions for a mock fireplace to be built. Not just for heating, we offer a range of stunning wood heaters that can be used as indoor or outdoor ovens too.
Wood heaters are very energy efficient and can burn 24/7 using much less wood than an open fire. They release their heat through the combined processes of heat radiation, which heats objects, and convection which heats the air. Each model predominantly uses one process or the other, hence the choice of radiant or convection heaters.
Choosing the correct sized wood heater and how it will heat the space you are wanting to heat is very important. For example, a model that is too large for the space you are heating will have to be turned down. This reduces efficiency, creates more emissions and produces unburnt contaminants (from incomplete combustion) which, over time, can damage the firebox and flue system if left unchecked.
Step 1 – House Size
Consider your home’s size, age and the area you are wanting to heat. If you have a medium sized well-insulated home in a region that experiences a mild winter climate, then 10kW of heat should be adequate. If your home is large, poorly insulated and/or draughty, you will require more heat output.
Step 2 – Heating Area
Measure the area (m2) you wish to heat and compare it to the heating area specifications for each wood heater model you’re interested in. There are, of course, a few other factors to consider as well. So it’s always a good idea to consult a professional like Glow when considering the size of heater that will best suit your needs.