Things to Consider When Looking for a Wood-Burning Stove

With so many different models and designs of wood burning stove on the market, it can be difficult to choose one which is right for your needs. Here at Logs Direct we are industry experts in all things to do with solid fuels and our knowledge doesn’t stop with the fuels themselves- we’ve also got a great understanding of the appliances which our customers burn our fuels in.

Here are a few of our hints and tips for selecting a wood-burning stove which you should be aware of.

Think about what you want to use the stove for

If the purpose of the stove is simply to bring heat to the room in which the stove will be located then most stoves will be suitable for your needs.

If you’re looking to warm your whole home, then a backboiler can warm water as part of your central heating system. This can be a really cost effective and eco-friendly way of keeping your entire house warm all year round.

Consider the aesthetic you’re looking for

Stoves come in an incredible range of styles, from the very simple and modern, to more traditional and ornate. Take the time to think about what will look best in your room, taking into account your stove will be with you for many years to come!

If you want to be able to see the fire in your stove, then obviously you will require glass in the stove doors. If you are looking to enjoy the fire with the doors open, then a stove with a wider mouth at the door is something to look for.

How Big?

Choosing the right size of stove for your needs can be difficult. With a stove it’s not just a case of bigger is better. A larger stove takes up more space not only in the room it’s located, you also require a larger space to store all the extra fuel it will burn.

If you’re after a larger stove, you will also need a larger log store to help keep all of your seasoned firewood logs tidy and dry.

Consider the fuel you’ll be burning

Kiln dried logs are perfect for log burning stoves as their lower moisture content allows them to burn hotter for longer.

You may wish to consider multi fuel stoves which allow you to burn other solid fuels like coal products including smokeless coal or anthracite coal as well as kiln dried hardwood logs.