If you are already the proud owner of a boiler stove, or are considering a future purchase, you will not be disappointed. Not only does a boiler stove offer a highly efficient heat source, it provides a homely ambience and a decorative and stylish focal point in your home.
If you are considering the cost-effective and energy efficient move to a boiler stove but need further information, we can help.
We have compiled all you need to know about boiler stoves, their benefits and the must-knows of this stylish and eco-conscious heating choice.
What is a boiler stove?
A boiler stove is an appliance that burns wood or mineral fuels to generate hot water and power radiators. The range of Charnwood boiler stoves are specifically designed for those wishing to run a full central heating system.
What are the benefits of a boiler stove?
Boiler stoves are a valuable addition to any home, and boast numerous benefits, including:
• Option to link to your existing central heating system (run by oil or gas) to reduce home heating bills
• Option to link to combi boilers, underfloor heating or solar thermal panels
• Reduced carbon footprint
• Looks stylish and inviting in the home
• Available in modern or traditional designs
• Used to heat water throughout the home
• Generates and stores heat
How a boiler stove works
A boiler stove works by transferring heat from the burning fuel into water. This can then be piped and transferred where it is needed in the household. It can be used for both heating and/or domestic hot water.
A boiler stove can provide wood or coal fired central heating. It does this by being connected to the house heating system, usually radiators. The heat from the burning wood is then pumped around the house. If your house uses underfloor heating, the boiler stove is instead connected to a hot water tank and the underfloor heating is connected to this.
A boiler stove can be used to power your central heating system as well as providing hot water. This system will require input and knowledge from an experienced heating engineer.
Contact us for more information regarding your central heating and hot water from your wood boiler stove.
Using a back boiler for central heating
The term back boiler refers to the way in which the boiler is incorporated into the firebox itself.
It replaces the firebricks withing the stove creating an effective way to transfer heat from the fire to water.
How to choose a boiler stove
When it comes to selecting a boiler stove for your home, there are several key factors to consider:
• Which type of boiler stove is most suitable
• The correct size of your boiler stove – this should be calculated by an experienced engineer
• The heat consumption and output of your stove
• The size of your water tank
• The level of hot water usage in your household
• The number of radiators you have
• Whether you have underfloor heating
Contact the experts at Charnwood for more advice on how to choose a suitable boiler stove.
How to get your boiler stove installed
A boiler stove must always be installed by a qualified heating engineer, with the skills, expertise and knowledge to ensure safe installation according to the recommended industry standard.
At Charnwood, our stoves are available exclusively throughout our network of selected stockists. We strongly recommend purchasing your boiler stove through an official Charnwood stockist, where you will receive the highest standards of installation and after-sales support. Click here to find out more.
Purchase your boiler stove today
If you are looking to purchase a boiler stove or are keen to find out more, contact Charnwood today. Our friendly, expert team are on hand and more than happy to answer any queries you may have.