Category: Fires | Published: 18 Apr, 2023

A Brief Guide to Buying a Fire or Stove

For a first-time buyer, it is important to note that it is never a straightforward purchase. Any miscalculation when it comes to buying a Fire or Stove can lead to the need for an expensive solution. In short, there will be a lot of hurdles if you don’t know what you are looking for.

Some things to consider are the size and exactly which type of fire or stove to install. However, each living room will need to consider different needs which need to be accounted for. This brief guide will outline everything you need to consider when buying a Fire or Stove.

ELB Fireplaces have a fantastic reputation across the local areas of Leigh, Wigan, and Bolton. This is due to the excellent fires and stoves we provide, each being fully optimised for specific homes. With our experience in the industry, we will save you a lot of hassle and make this process as easy as possible.

What Size Fire or Stove do I need?

To figure out the size of the Fire or Stove you need, you need to calculate the BTU and kW output. To measure the kW, multiply the length, height, and width of the room by 14. The British Thermal Unit (the heat) is only needed to be considered when it comes to choosing a range-vented hood.

To put this into perspective, a medium wood-burning stove is around 7 – 9kW. Whereas, an average home stove will have around 7000 – 9000 BTU. Based on these two factors, you can then begin browsing different stoves or fires.

Which Fire or Stove Can I Install?

The biggest factors when it comes to which type of fire or stove you choose are the Chimney and the Flue. To sum up, the chimney is the system as a whole and the flue is the top of the chimney. The two of these combined will determine which stove or fire system you can have installed.

A few rules of thumb include the stove or fire being placed on a non-combustible hearth. This should have at least 12mm thickness and have around 300mm in front of the doors.

Believe it or not, air vents are another crucial factor to be aware of when investing in either product. This is because 2022 legislation states that new stoves need to emit 80% less particles than 10 years ago. Similarly, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms legally have to be installed no matter what.

ELB Fireplaces: The Home of Fires and Stoves

For Fires and Stoves near the Leigh area, the only place to come is ELB Fireplaces. Here you find everything you could need, in relation to fireplaces and stoves. Not to mention a top installation service to compliment your luxurious new fire system.

If you are interested in any of these products, then look to get in touch with ELB Fireplaces. Our team is fireplace specialists, will professionally install your fireplace. In addition to this, we help you to identify the best system for your home.

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