Being clear about what each term means is therefore invaluable and will help you to come to a final purchasing decision more easily. Many of Alpine stoves for example the 250 cast iron stove, are made to be either log burning or multifuel burners, it is necessary to be clear on which would best for your individual heating needs.
What is a multifuel stove?
A multi-fuel wood burning stove is designed to burn a range of fuels:
- Wooden logs
- Smokeless fuel
This is possible by the central riddling grate and ash pan, or a raised grate that has bars which allows the stove to efficiently burn many types of materials. Unlike wood burning stoves, the fuel bed needs to be de-ashed to help create and manage for the best combustion and the best burning as well. The design of Alpines multifuel stoves includes an ash pan underneath the grate to both collect and enable the safe removal of the ashes that are created during burning times.
Innovations in Alpines stoves design have helped with this burning process and make a quicker, easier and cleaner air wash process. It is worth noting also the improvement that an air inlet makes to efficient combustion as it introduces air from underneath the grate.
What is a wood burning stove?
A wood burning stove runs far more effectively when the fuel is allowed to sit on a bed of ashes. For this reason you will note that a wood stove usually has a fixed grate with a flat base. This ensures that the ashes created when logs are burning are collected in the base of the firebox to allow fresh logs to be placed on top: this greatly assists the combustion process.
Here at alpine stove we will help you in choosing a wood burning stove, the task of buying one in itself is difficult, to know what size stove to buy for your home. An important thing to note is that people buy stoves that is often really too big for the room they are placing it in, whilst it may seem simpler to just buy the biggest stove possible, this however isn’t the best option. One of the first thing anyone should know is any stove over 5kw needs an air brick or ventilation kit for the room that the wood burning stove is installed in to ensure good air flow, but it is recommended altogether for any burning appliance.
An important factor to consider and one that Alpine stove recommend researching is when buying what is the physical size of the wood burning stove?, you need to have enough room for the stove as well as allowing 6 inches of clearance to the sides and rear as well as 9 inches to the front of the hearth to comply with the necessary building regulations. Your wood burning stove should also be 40 inches away from any combustible materials.
All alpine stove wood burning stoves have optimal performance efficiency, they achieve this by running at their nominal heat output. If they run at less or more than the output they of course become less efficient, meaning the cost of fuel goes up as well as the exhaust is more damaging to the environment. Getting a wood burning stove with a nominal heat output that matches the room it is installed in is what you should be aiming for, to get a better idea of what heat output you will need from a wood burning stove you can use our heat output calculator. You should remember that this is only a guide as factors such as how well insulated your room is.
According to the National Energy Foundation of the United Kingdom. The price varies according to which size stove you require for your room. Growing sales and popularity are helping to drive down prices, with smaller wood and multi fuel stoves starting at around £500. Installing a full wood-heated system can be costly, with prices running into several thousand pounds.
You’ll also need to factor in installation costs, as well as the on-going cost of using wood as fuel. The cost of a pellet stove, including installation, would be around £4,300 and a log stove should be cheaper, at about £2,000.
Costs and savings
Installation can be the main source of the cost; using wood for multifuel stoves could save you hundreds of pounds over electricity or gas however. Wood burners and multifuel stoves are usually standalone features used as a centrepiece in a living room to keep that or more rooms warms, certain models can be attached to a back boiler to heat the water for the home. Also you can buy wood boilers as part of a wood central heating system.
Wood fuel traditionally comes in the form of logs or, for multi-fuel stoves a special type of fuel is needed, wood pellets. Before you buy, check with the manufacturer of the multi fuel which fuels are usable to burn on your chosen stove. If you live in a city area, Wood prices can be higher for these areas, so some people choose multifuel stoves, which burn wood and fossil fuels. Supplementing wood with smokeless fuel while not as environmentally friendly it can keep costs down. In addition, find out if you live in a smoke control area as your stove will need to be approved for use by DEFRA.
Alpine Stoves are a UK brand, the result of years of hard work and extensive research in the wood burning stoves and multi fuel burners industry. We are passionate about wood burning stoves and multi fuel burners and are also extremely proud of our unique range of multi fuel burners and wood burning stoves. The design of Alpine stoves lend themselves to a variety of eye-catching designs, in a time when the internet is becoming overcrowded with cheap looking poor quality cheap wood burning stoves, we took it upon ourselves to create the Alpine collection, a range of economical great quality wood burning stoves and multi fuel burners, so that our stove customers could have a brand of stoves that they could trust, the Alpine stove collection.
The Alpine wood burning stoves and multi fuel burners are handpicked from the best stove manufacturers around the world and are offered to you the customer exclusively as part of the Alpine stoves collection.
Every one of the stoves we provide go through a 100 point quality check to ensure our customers only receive the highest quality stove, the stove also comes with a full warranty backed by Alpine Stoves in the UK. Parts are also available from dealers and we can also provide technical assistance and troubleshooting from our trained experts here in the UK to help with any install or maintenance issues you may have.
The Alpine Stoves brand is a reassurance of quality and value, when you see the Alpine stove mark you know that the stoves adhere with the latest UK safety regulations, they are fully CE certified and they are also backed by UK based stove enthusiasts. The Alpine stoves are available from 5 kilowatt multi fuel burners to 16 kilowatt wood burning stoves. With that there is no longer the need to buy unbranded poor quality and possibly dangerous stoves, buy from a brand you can trust, buy Alpine Stoves and multi fuel burners.
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