Today, the performance and elegance of heating systems are evolving with technology. Among the latest and most attractive models are heating stoves. These are one-time heaters but can also be used as a whole-house heating system.
Features of Heating Stoves
Compared to other heating systems, stoves are advantageous because of their performance, convenience (easy to install), and low energy consumption. Some stoves can perform multiple functions, as they can be used as boilers to heat water for central heating, and others are equipped with an oven or hotplates to be used as wood stoves in the kitchen.
The Different Categories of Heating Stoves
Each type of stove is characterized by the fuel or energy used for its operation. Heating stoves come in 5 styles.
The wood stove: stylish, economical and ecological, it exists in 5 types:
-The log stove is traditional, but now it has become innovative and modern, thanks to an electronic device allowing the automated lighting of logs and automated temperature regulation.
-The mass stove made of refractory materials optimizes heat diffusion over time, even hours after its extinction.
-The turbo stove operates with double combustion in a single combustion chamber.
-The double combustion stove is equipped with 2 fireplaces (the main fireplace allowing the combustion of logs and a second fireplace at the back allowing the combustion of residual gases).
-The pellet stove is fueled by wood pellets, serving as the primary heating for the entire house. It is highly appreciated because it is quiet and adjustable.
The oil stove is equipped with a burner allowing the combustion of oil. It is capable of heating an ample space with great speed. Although its fuel is expensive, it is known for its calorific performance.
The gas stove is an auxiliary heating system powered by gas bottles. It allows a rapid temperature rise, but it is polluting. The gas stove is divided into 3 prominent families: the infrared stove (whose gas is burned on the surface of a ceramic refractory brick with a hole in it), the infrared stove (whose burner is pierced with small holes allowing the passage of small blue flames), and the catalytic stove (which diffuses heat by radiation and which does not generate a flame)
The electric stove is an auxiliary heating device that looks like a decorative electric radiator. It does not need flue pipes and exists in several models that can be fixed or mobile.
The oil stove, with a tank into which oil is poured. The heat is emitted by radiation or ventilation. It is available in 3 types:
- The wick stove (it is the oldest and least expensive, but it gives off an odor of oil).
- The double combustion stove.
- The electronic kerosene stove (with an electronic regulator, thermostats, and an efficient ventilation system).
The cost of installation and fuel is affordable.
Several parameters must be taken into account for installing a heating stove because it requires some work. You must define their location. Then you need to think about the evacuation and smoke ducts, to the outside, through the roof, and put a wall protection plate. Finally, put an insulating cover plate on your floor.
The installation of a heating stove is not easy. So, it would be better to contact a heating stove professional.