.Choosing a Wood Heater

If you’re thinking about purchasing a wood heater, there’s quite a few things you need to know to get the right heater for your home.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a wood heater.

This page is here to help you with the most common questions asked ( or should be asked ) when buying a wood heater

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Top 5 things you need to know

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when buying a wood heater

How to size

Making sure you get a correct sized heater is essential to ensuring your home is heated correctly, while not overheating the room.
To find your room size, Click here to how to size your wood heater

Convection, Radiant or Fan Forced?

- Radiant heaters offer the best heat - but require huge clearances
- Convection heaters have cool sides, and create natural air flow
- Fan Forced heaters require the fan to blow the heat away from the heater

What does Efficiency mean?

The higher the efficiency, the less wood you burn.
Rule of thumb, every 10% difference in efficiency = a trailer of wood less a year you burn.
A heater of 65% compared to a heater with 75% : this 10% better efficiency will save you around $ 250.00 per year in wood

Outside Air

Did you know wood heaters use over 6,000ltrs of air per day?
This creates drafts / and in an air tight home its an issue
Set up your wood heater so all the air comes from outside to feed your fire and your house will stay warmer for longer

Overnight Burn

One of the biggest misconceptions about wood heaters is that they no longer burn overnight. While some no longer do, there are MANY wood heaters that still burn overnight, and these are identified by the burn time. Many heaters can reach up to 14 hours of burn time, perfect for throwing that last log on at night, and still being hot in the morning.

Bricks in wood heaters

Wood heaters operate best when they are fully firebrick lined. A good wood heater has firebricks covering the floor and all three walls of the firebox, all the way up to the baffle. This gives you the best thermal mass and ensures your heater heats evenly and correctly.

Do I need a fan?

If you’re wanting to put a fan on your wood heater, look for an automatic fan. These fans only switch on when the heater is hot enough, ensuring you don’t cool down the fire and blow cold air into the room. When the heater dies down, the fans automatically turn off, completely automatic.

Planning Your Install

Once you’ve selected a heater, it’s a good idea to bring your house plans and some photographs into your local showroom. Checking for room sizing, ceiling cavity and roof the wood heater and flue are going to go into, allowing them to identify and resolve any installation issues before the plumbers get on site.

Choose the right flue

There are two main types of flue kits on the market.
- Triple Skin Flue Kit. This is an air-cooled flue kit which has a large variety of cosmetic mesh options to give you the right look for your home.
- Insulated Flue Kit, This is sealed to the room, so perfect for new homes, and saves 8% of heat, which is lost through the dropbox of the Triple Skin Flue Kit.

Different style hearths

If you’re installing on a carpet, timber, or floating floor, you need to purchase a hearth to protect the floor. These come in a variety of colours and sizes.
- Make sure your hearth is the correct dimensions and meets the standards and guidelines set out in the heater manual.

Installing your wood heater

When it comes to the wood heater installation, a good hearth store will recommend, or even organize, a qualified, licensed, and experienced installer for you.
- Some states allow you to install wood heaters yourself. Be sure to check your State / Local guidelines to see if this is legal in your area.


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