Guide: Things to consider before choosing your new stove
There are many things to consider when choosing a stove. There are many different kinds – with respect to design, size and features. You may also be considering which stove has the longest service life, is most user-friendly or provides the best heating efficiency.
Read on and discover which stove is the right one for you.
Consider the stoves size:
This mostly concerns what your heating needs are for the room your stove is going to heat. If you will be using the stove primarily for heating and not just for pleasure, you can apply the general rule of thumb that a stove heats 10 m2 per kilowatt. A 7 kW stove can thus heat up to 70 m2.
Consider the stoves location:
It is important to keep in mind where you want to place the stove and whether you want a free-standing stove or a built-in stove insert. The location determines, for instance, whether the stove requires a top or back outlet to the chimney. At the same time, the floor must be able to tolerate the weight of the stove, and flammable materials must be kept at a certain safety distance from the stove. Always check national legislation on the topic.
Consider the chimneys condition:
Always check whether the chimney lives up to the national requirements for connecting stove and chimney. You should check, for instance that the chimney is air tight and that it draughts correctly. You can have a chimney sweep check whether your chimney is in order.
Consider what you want the stove to look like:
The stoves design is mostly about what you like. Round, square, high, low... There are plenty of options, and you should choose the ones that work best for precisely your home. At https://www.rais.com/en/rais-customized, you can see the different handles, colours, height and other options.
Consider what extra functions you want:
All RAIS stoves have window cleaning, which means that the heat from the fire flows down over the pane and keeps it free of soot. In addition, you can opt to add the CleverAir function, which is an automatic damper that ensures optimal combustion. That way, you dont have to think about opening and closing the damper yourself – all you have to do is add firewood. If you want a fast and easy way to light a fire, you can opt for a gas stove, which can be lit with a simple press of a remote control.