Stove Size Calculator Ireland [Room Heat Output Calculator]

Stove Size Calculator

Stove Calculator

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Stove Size Calculator Explain

Stove Size Calculator

Our Stove Calculator provides a quick estimate of the ideal kilowatt output for your log burning stove. Here’s a simplified breakdown of how it works:

Formula Overview

  • Multiply the width, length, and height of your space.
  • Divide the result by a factor between 15-25 based on your home’s insulation level.

Insulation Levels

  • Poorly Insulated: Homes built before 1950 or with drafts and minimal insulation.
  • Moderately Insulated: Typically homes from the 1990s with double glazing.
  • Well Insulated: Represents new, airtight homes built after 2008 with mandatory heating standards.

Choosing the Right Size

  • Avoid the temptation to buy an excessively large or compact stove solely based on room size.
  • Too small stoves may require frequent refueling, risking overheating.
  • Oversized stoves need proper fuel loads to maintain efficiency.

Heat Output & Efficiency

  • Stoves are measured in kilowatts (kW). Higher kW output means more heat.
  • Pay attention to ‘nominal’ and ‘maximum’ heat outputs for efficiency.
  • Efficiency ratings, expressed in percentages, indicate heat retention vs. loss.

Consider Other Factors

  • Evaluate room insulation, house age, and layout.
  • Open plan designs may treat connected rooms as one.
  • Factors like open staircases impact heat distribution.
  • Window size and house aspect also influence stove choice.

Stove Installation Tips

  • Wood burning stoves rely on convection to warm rooms.
  • Ensure adequate space around the stove for effective heating.
  • Follow recommended clearances for safety and performance.
  • Minimize combustible materials near the stove.

Our Stove Calculator is a helpful tool, but it’s essential to consider these additional factors for a tailored stove selection. Check out our main homepage, if you’re in Dublin then click here to learn more.

If you have specific questions or concerns, our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you. For more detailed guidance on choosing the right stove, explore our resources section.