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Wood Burning Stoves – Eurostove’s Chris Baines Answers Some Questions from Consumers.

Wood Burning Stoves – Eurostove’s Chris Baines Answers Some Questions from Consumers. 1Buying a stove is much more than choosing between a contemporary or traditional stove. Chris Baines, Eurostove MD helps to choose the right stove.

What model of stove should be installed with regard to heat output?
Output is an important factor in choosing a stove, it’s just as important not to overheat the room as to underheat it. As a rule of thumb, work out the cubic metre capacity of the room and divide by 14. However for modern and well-insulated homes it is probably more accurate to divide by 20. It is important to have a site survey conducted by a registered professional (Hetas or equivalent) to survey the proposed installation. 

Is there a stove that produces long-lasting heat so I don’t have to keep re-filling it?
Yes indeed, the Somerton II from Eurostove has a heat storage block which means the stove will keep giving out heat for up to eight hours after the last logs are loaded.

Does it really matter what wood I burn?
It makes a huge difference. Kiln-dried wood (less than 20% moisture) is the best source of wood. A 1Kg log of new wood is 50-60% water, compared to dried wood, which may be 20% water, but kiln-dried wood is around 15%. The higher the moisture content, the lower the combustion temperature, which leads to more emissions being produced.

Wood Burning Stoves – Eurostove’s Chris Baines Answers Some Questions from Consumers. 2Should I replace my old stove?
Older stoves are up to 10x more polluting than modern ones, and cost more to run. There are new standards coming into effect in 2022, which will require manufacturers to ensure that their stoves emit substantially fewer emissions. The Westfire 37 from Eurostove already meets those Ecodesign standards, as well as many other stoves from Eurostove. A full list of Ecodesign stoves can be found on the SIA website

What’s the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary Air?
Modern stoves consist of up to 3 air intakes, primary, secondary and tertiary. The primary intake (at the bottom) is used ONLY to get the fire going, otherwise it drives too much air through the stove and the temperature in the flue increases, which means heat is being lost. Unfortunately this leads to the vivid flame with which many consumers associate a “good” fire, but it is very inefficient and not clean burning. In fact the chamber temperature will actually decrease as the flow of air is too fast.

The secondary air intake, which comes in at the top, is the main air source, for use once the fire is properly alight. If the primary air is still being used now, it will impede the flow of secondary air, meaning particles which would normally be burnt oWood Burning Stoves – Eurostove’s Chris Baines Answers Some Questions from Consumers. 3ff will blow up the chimney, increasing pollution.

Tertiary air intake at the back is pre-warmed air injected into the combustion chamber at force to re-combust gas from the first combustion phase , giving the cleanest, most efficient, burn possible. It adds more oxygen into the chamber to aid the secondary combustion.

What is a convection stove?
Convection means that the stove has the equivalent to an inner and outer body, and between these bodies, air is heated and then travels around the room to heat a room more effectively. See the picture below for more information.

What if I live in a smokeless zone?
If your stove is labelled SE or Smoke Exempt this means that it has been tested and is DEFRA approved. This approval allows you to burn wood in a smokeless area, these stoves are also fit to burn approved smokeless fuels, unless otherwise specified.

Eurostove Takes on the Nestor-Martin Agency in the UK - FEB 2017

Eurostove, specialists in importing quality branded European stoves, are proud to announce that they Eurostove Takes on the Nestor-Martin Agency in the UK 1have taken over the agency for Nestor-Martin stoves in the UK. The Nestor-Martin wood burning collection includes 13 designs that will be available from Eurostove in January 2017. With over 150 years experience in the industry, Nestor-Martin offers cast iron stoves high in efficiency, performance and quality. Economic and eco-friendly, the range is suitable for classic and contemporary interiors and features the Plexus air supply system for precise stove control. Selected models are approved to burn overnight in a smoke control area.

An Innovative Inset Wood Burning Stove from Exclusive to Eurostove

Exclusive to Eurostove in the UK, this contemporary design is available as a four-sided model for a sleek wall-mounted look or a three-sided frame that sits neatly on a granite or slate base. The  perfect refuge on a cold winter’s day, Stilkamin will add warmth and distinction to any home.

An Innovative Inset Wood Burning Stove From Eurostove

 Available in four sizes, the pioneering Stilkamin sliding door stove is built from steel with a refractory brick chamber, and cast iron base. The benefit of refractory concrete bricks is that, as the chamber of combustion gets hot, the bricks become clean. This results in a bright glow every time the fire is used. 

An optional convection blower with remote control is also available. This enables the heat to be  ducted through to any other room, which could be up to six metres away. A removable ash pan also makes cleaning easier. 

Hergom stoves are highly efficient with a double combustion system and groundbreaking interior that provides maximum heat output and fuel performance. One of Europe’s largest manufacturers of cast iron stoves and cookers, Hergom has its foundry in Santander, northern Spain, where only the finest cast iron is used.