HELPFUL TOOLS & ADVICE..


Before you buy any stove remember the golden rule do not purchase any stove without a site survey being carried out first because we need to advise you on the best wood burning stoves to meet your requirements and flue system, this could save you time and money.

 

What Size Stove Do I Need..?

It is really important that the stove you choose has the correct heat output for the room it is located in.

Here at Dorset Stove Installations we always recommend that a survey is also carried out by our accredited stove installers who can conduct a site survey to ensure you receive the most suitable sized stove for your property.

To help you discover what output will suit your room please use the calculator below, however please note this is only a guide:


 
 

Who Are HETAS..?

HETAS are the official body recognised by Government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.

All of the Installers here at Dorset Stove Installations Ltd are HETAS registered and have therefore undertaken very stringent training required for installing wood burning stoves to Building Regulations and home insurance requirements.

Why Wood?

There are several reasons to use Wood as your fuel source. It’s currently the cheapest fuel on the market and is carbon neutral. Essentially, when you burn wood, it releases the same amount of carbon as the tree absorbed whilst it was growing. Additionally, wood can be reproduced by replanting and replacing trees which were already harvested. This allows the Co2 cycle to be maintained.

Wood must be burnt as efficiently as possible in order to reduce the carbon levels down to zero. The majority of the leading stove manufacturers have therefore focussed on manufacturing extremely efficient stove systems.

A perfect log should be seasoned in order to reduce the moisture content to around 20%. This process is completed by allowing natural air to dry the logs for up to two years in a properly constructed log store.

If you burn wood with high moisture content, you generally end up with blackened tar smoked stove windows, which isn’t desirable when trying to achieve a clean burn.

Kiln dried wood is available to purchase and generally has a moisture content of around 20 per cent. That is the level recommended by stove manufacturers. Kiln dried wood can also minimise problems with stoves and flues.