Winter is coming, and although the sun shines during the day and we still have very pleasant temperatures, the thermometers collapse at dusk. With days like that there is nothing better than to get home and turn on the stove to be warm.
But here comes the problem, with the heating every day, invoices soar, and sometimes the system we have is not effective because it does not heat too much so we have to keep it burning for a long time or we waste the heat because it is too much for the space that we have.
To solve these problems, we will see the different types of stoves and their characteristics in order to know which is the most appropriate for each one of us.
The first thing we have to take into account to choose the perfect stove is the space we have, the amount of square meters, if the house is well insulated from the cold and how cold or hot the house is.
If what matters most to us is home safety, these are usually the best alternative, since they do not emit gas or smoke. It is the ideal stove for small and closed spaces such as a room, for example, because they emit a constant supply. In addition, they are easy to maintain. There are many types of electric stoves such as infrared, oil-electric or thermo-ventilators, among others.
It is one of the most common and cheapest options when buying them. These stoves emit a heat that goes through the air and reaches directly to us when we are near. The main advantage is that it heats up immediately. They are ideal for small spaces, but, on the other hand, do not work as well in larger spaces. In addition, its power consumption is high so it must be used sparingly. On the other hand, if there are small children we must also be careful since these electric stoves are supported on the ground.
Gas stoves are somewhat more expensive than electric stoves but their consumption is lower, since they need fewer resources to heat and also, they cover a larger space, heating much more. The main drawback is that they work with butane gas. On the contrary, its advantage is that gas is more affordable than electricity. It is ideal for slightly larger houses or larger rooms.
It is an ideal alternative for very wide spaces, although we must be careful and acquire the most appropriate, since it has very varied prices and covers. They heat the room very quickly and are portable, which is why they are ideal for spaces between 20 and 40m2.
We can classify the types of paraffin stoves in two groups according to their ignition, wick or electric
Wick paraffin stove: no need for a plug and they are lit by a lighter that ignites the flame. Provides intense heat from the moment you turn it on. It is indicated for places with good ventilation and it is not recommended to place it in bedrooms or closed rooms. They have a range of approximately 15 hours.
Electronic paraffin stove: they have more power and consume less. Its main advantage is that they can be programmed by indicating the time that we want to emit heat and temperature. These stoves do need to be connected to the electricity grid.
It is a clean and economical heating system. The pellets are a fuel manufactured from vegetable waste, so it is 100% renewable. Although the purchase price is higher than the other options we have seen, the price is compensated, since the pellets have a price much lower than the rest of the fuel. Pellet stoves are ideal for heating rooms between 25 and 100 m2. Highly recommend for spaces that need to be heated quickly and economically. To install it we must bear in mind that we need to have a plug and a smoke outlet nearby.
We can differentiate three types of pellet stoves
Air stoves: they are the most ecologic and efficient. It allows to regulate the intensity of the heat that it emits and to control the temperature. It also distributes heat throughout the room, making it a very pleasant place.
Ductable stoves: This stove has an added advantage because of thanks to its system that drives the hot air, in addition to giving warmth to the room in which it is also calendared the adjoining rooms.
Thermo-stove: Its main advantage is that it feeds the water radiator circuit. They are also the safest since they have an auto-off function if they detect a fault in operation.
These stoves are ideal for large houses. The wide variety of models allows satisfying the tastes of the most classic and also the most modern. Some models include smoke filters, perfect for people who live in apartments. It is recommended to place them in rooms that are not too large since they mostly heat the part closest to the stove. Hearths for stoves bring you a wide range of high-quality glass hearths made to the highest standards. Glass Hearths are ideal for wood burning stoves.
Now that you have all the information, which one do you have?