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Gas Heating Stoves and Oil Stoves

Gas Heating Stoves and Oil Stoves

Stanford 24 Gas StoveSome people may believe that one type of heating fuel is as good as the next. This is not exactly true. Some believe that one type of heating appliance is as efficient as the next. Again, not true.

The most efficient heating appliance is the gas stove because it is truly an enclosed appliance. With heating costs rising, homeowners want to maximize their investment and gas burning stoves can help homeowners achieve that goal.

Gas Stove Boilers

For integrated heating systems, a gas stove boiler is a possibility and many factors need to be taken into consideration. Similarly if you want an LPG gas stove, you need to check that the stove you would like comes in an LPG model. So please call us for more information about gas stove boilers.

Gas Stoves in any style you can imagine

In addition to being very efficient, gas burning stoves are also designed to be attractive. The best designers of cast iron gas stoves know no one wants an ugly gas stove in their home.

For this reason, they have developed very attractive flueless gas stoves to fit any décor. You can also purchase a portable gas stove that can be moved from room to room as needed. You can find gas burning stoves in styles ranging from traditional and classic all the way up to contemporary gas stoves and the moist ultra-modern gas stoves.

Another option that is growing in popularity is the wall-mounted gas stove, sometimes knows as hole-in-the-wall gas stoves, inset stoves, cassette stoves or gas stove inserts. These stoves take up less of the floor space and are a good option for smaller rooms.

To get an idea of the most modern gas burning stoves, visit our showroom to see how far oil stoves and gas fired stoves have come.

The websites for ‘Euroheat’, ‘Don’, and ‘Ouzledale’ show a good sampling of modern oil and gas stoves, multi fuel stoves are also available. Below, we will give some important tips to help you select your gas heating stove.

Tips for choosing a Gas Heating Stove

Gazco Studio 22 Sorrento gas stoveFirstly, decide on flueing!

  • Even those stoves described as ‘Flueless’ (‘Burley’, ‘Esse’) have some fairly stringent criteria to be met regarding flues. Don’t be caught out!
  • BEFORE you go shopping, examine the existing flue.
  • Ask the Gas Board or a Gas Safe engineer to define it for you. You don’t want to fall in love with the stove you can’t have!

No flue?

  • gas stoveDecide where in the room would be the optimum position for your gas stove. This will often dictate the type of flueing required.
  • In most cases a BALANCED FLUE will require the stove to be against an outside wall (For a good exception see “Gazco”)
  • CLASS TWO GAS FLUE is usually only five or six inches in diameter and can easily be concealed in a run through the house.
  • POWER FLUE systems open up a vast array of possible sites for a stove, but bear in mind that you are making a gas appliance, electrically dependent. It won’t work in a power cut!

Oil Stoves

Many people may be interested in using Oil as their heating fuel. This can be a good option for some as oil offers some unique properties.

In the early days, oil stoves were developed as means of keeping the poor warm during the cold, winter months. They were, and still are, remarkably efficient stoves, delivering huge outputs of heat while consuming small amount of oil. However, even though oil stoves are highly efficient, their popularity decreased because of a particular myth.

The myth that affected oil burning stoves was that yellow flames produce more heat. Oil stoves produced a blue flame at the time, which, actually, is the hotter flame. People simply began to associate a yellow flame with increased warmth, so oil stoves were produced that deliver a yellow flame. They were less efficient, but people felt more confident buying them.

If you want true efficiency, ask for a blue flame oil burning stove.

Oil Stove Efficiency

Harmony Oil Stove - Satin Nickel Handle Coal EffectThis yellow flame myth persists today and some oil stoves are still made using this outdated technology.

Many types of oil burning stoves are wrapped in cast iron or steel, which must be heated before the room gets any heat! Generally, steel will warm up much faster, so keep that in mind when you search for your oil stove.

Most oil stoves work best when left on during the heating season. The best usage for many oil burning stoves is turn your stove on in October and turn it off around March.

To learn more on why this technique is so effective, talk to us before choosing your oil stove.

We supply and install gas heating stoves and oil stoves in the following areas:
Cumbria, Carlisle, Alston, Ambleside, Appleby, Brough, Maryport, Workington, Cockermouth, Egremont, Gosforth, Haltwistle, Whitehaven, Lake District, Longtown, Windermere, Kendal, Shap, Keswick, Penrith, Brampton, Wigton, Silloth,

Scotland: Scottish Borders, Langholm, Newcastleton, Keilder, Annan, Hawick, Dumfries, Thornhill, Lockerbie, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Moffat, Crawford, Kirkudbright, Gretna, New Abbey,

SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS
Aarrow, Aga, Altech, Austroflamm, Baxi, Barbas, Be Modern, Berry, Badger, Bronpi, Bullerjan, Burley, Continental Fires, Coalbrookdale, Caterham, Classic Stone, Clearview, Creative, Don, Dovre, Dimplex, Durham Marble, Elgin & Hall, Escamo, Esse, Euroflamm, Euroheat, Flamewave, Fireart, Firemaster, Focal Point, Faber,Gallery, Gazco, Hunter, Hwam, Imperial, Jotul, Kinder, Kingsdale, Lacunza, Minster, Morso, Ouzeldale, Premier, Piazzetta, Rayburn, Rocal, Robinson Willey, Scan, Stanley, Stovax, Suncrest, Taylor & Portway, Thermocet, Tiger, Vermont, Valor, Villager, Yeoman, Woodwarm, Wiking,

Manufacturer nationalities
Austrian, Belgian, British, Chinese, Canadian, Dutch, Danish, European, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, Scottish, Swedish, Spanish, Swiss, Scandinavian