How one Stove Could Heat your Entire Home

30 Jan

Did you know that you can power hot water boilers and central heating systems from wood burning stoves or cookers?

Edilkamin wood stove
Boiler stove installations
are more complicated than those required just for room heating and there are lots of very important factors to be considered. The right time to think about these is at the beginning, before you buy a stove and here at Stove Sellers, we have the expertise to ensure you make the right choice.

Boiler model stoves and cookers primarily come in one of two kinds: Those with an integral, or wraparound, boiler that forms part of the stove body itself and those with ‘clip-in’ boilers, which can be retro-fitted to most brands of stove.

It’s essential that your home has a system of pipework that has all the necessary safety cut-off devices, along with good gravity circulation. The stove’s size and heat output are also primary concerns. The ratio between direct room heating and the boiler output is proportional, so you need to choose the right model to power your boiler and/or radiators as well as warming the room in which it’s located.

Select too small a boiler and your radiators will not get hot enough; too large and you could find the boiler is running continuously as it boils off excess heat.

The key to getting it right is to seek expert advice from the outset. All wood burning stove installers in France need to be professionally qualified (RGE) to carry out this work, so many plumbers may not be properly qualified or insured. What’s more, if the installer isn’t qualified, their client will not be able to benefit from the 30% tax credit available for wood burning, multi fuel and pellet burning stoves.

Talk to us and we’ll ensure your new system is safe, reliable and efficient from the start.

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New Year, New Look for Your Hearth

10 Jan

So, the festive season is over and the New Year’s resolutions have already been forgotten – but spring still feels very far away indeed.

PROFESSIONAL Plus 110 Ceramic

What can you do to brighten up the dark winter days and ring the changes for 2019? Well, you could consider putting the spark back into your home by installing a wood burning, pellet burning or multi fuel stove.

With the arrival of a new year, many of us long for a fresh look in our living space. But there’s no need to spend weeks redecorating – installing a beautiful new stove can transform a room instantly. Stoves provide a wonderful quality of warmth on a chilly day, but they also add character and charm that radiators simply can’t match.

Available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and styles, our range of wood burning, multi fuel and pellet burning stoves offers endless inspiration. Whether you have a large or small space, contemporary or traditional, glamorous or rustic – we have the stove that can become the flaming heart of your home. We can even supply double-sided stoves for that real wow factor.

For added efficiency, it’s possible to run your hot water boiler and central heating system from a stove. So, why not have a chat with us and find out exactly what’s possible?

Weather permitting, we can usually install your stove in just one day. This means that within a few hours, you could have a beautiful focal point that gives your space a whole new lease of life for 2019.

Here in France, regulations state that chimneys must be swept every six months during the period of use. If you already have a stove that you haven’t been using because a sweep is overdue, don’t worry – we provide a chimney sweeping service too, so you can get your stove roaring back into life this winter.

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Resolve to Embrace the Stove Lifestyle in 2019

26 Dec

Making New Year’s resolutions generally results in failure, unfortunately – it’s estimated that around 80% of these pledges will fall by the wayside in the first four weeks. But investing in a wood burning, multi fuel or pellet burning stove is a resolution that’s truly worth making.

Hunter Herald 14 Double SidedWe believe that when you buy a wood burning stove and you choose to manage the fuel supply yourself, the wood warms you three times over. First of all, there’s the physical effort required to cut the logs. Then, you have to carry the wood and stack it in your storage area – that’s warm work. Who needs a gym membership?

Finally, there’s the fantastic heat the stove gives off as you’re relaxing after a long, hard day. You can’t ask for a greater reward than that.

Looking to save money to take that trip of a lifetime? The economic benefits of having a wood burning, pellet burning or multi fuel stove are significant. For a start, if you’re carrying out restoration work on your property here in France, you could qualify for financial assistance from the Government. If the work is improving your property’s energetic performance and efficiency, you can claim a tax credit: Crédit d’Impôt Transition Energetique.

The credit is worth 30% of your expenditure on a stove so, chat to us about how to make sure you qualify. Who knows, you might even save enough money to buy that gym membership too!

Once your new stove is installed, you’ll then be saving money by no longer using gas or electricity to heat your space.

We’ve sold and installed hundreds of stoves across France, which means we can advise you on how to choose the right stove for your home. So, make a New Year’s resolution to embrace the stove lifestyle and you can look forward to a brighter, warmer 2019.

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Let your Stove Warm Hearts this Christmas

24 Dec

Christmas Day is nearly upon us and anyone who hasn’t installed a stove in their home is missing out on a real festive treat.

Hunter Hawk 4 Double Sided Stove

The fabulous warmth, nostalgic smell and delightful sight of flames dancing in a wood burning stove take the Christmas atmosphere to a whole new level. When you gather the family around a stove to enjoy the festivities, the stove becomes part of the celebration. Regardless of whether you choose a wood burning, multi fuel or pellet burning stove, Christmas really isn’t Christmas without one.

Although it can be tempting to adorn an attractive stove area with stockings and other decorations, stay safe and keep combustible materials well away from the heat. However, there are lots of other ways in which your stove can get involved in the festive fun.

As well as making any room deliciously cosy, stove tops are great for warming your mince pies, keeping the chill off your mulled wine or making sure the casserole stays hot while you enjoy a last-minute snowball fight.

For another traditional seasonal treat, you can use them to roast chestnuts. In fact, don’t throw away those discarded shells – save them and use them the next day to help start your new fire. Chestnut shells are great as firelighters and the smell they give off is lovely.

To add more festive fragrances to your stove, try foraging in the garden or undercover areas for other woody material you can add to the fire. As long as they’re completely dry, things like pine cones will get your blaze going well and add their own distinct aroma of the great outdoors.

We’d like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to helping you make more warm memories in 2019.

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All I want for Christmas is a warm and cosy house

27 Nov

Having installed hundreds of wood burning, pellet burning and multi fuel stoves across France, we firmly believe that a stove is the best present you could buy for your home and family this year.

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Let’s face it, when it comes to festive cheer, it’s hard to beat the look and feel of a wood burning stove or similar. With a glowing fire spreading warmth throughout the room, stoves provide a stunning focal point. We offer a variety of styles for just about every size and type of room you could imagine, so you’re sure to find one that meets all your needs and exceeds your expectations.

The festive season is fun but can stretch the household budget. So, if you’re looking for energy bill savings, a stove is the gift that just keeps giving. Here in France, you can qualify for a tax credit, Crédit d’Impôt Transition Energetique, if you’re carrying out restoration work that improves your property’s energetic performance and efficiency. To be eligible, your stove must achieve a minimum energy efficiency of 70% – we have a huge selection of stoves whose efficiency ranges from over 70% up to an incredible 84.1%.

Choosing the right type of stove for your home is essential, but don’t be discouraged if you feel your room is either too large or too small to be suitable for a stove. Substantial, double-sided wood burning stoves can effectively heat even very big spaces, while a compact pellet-burner – with easy storage for the fuel pellets – are a great option for a more intimate home.

By making an informed choice based on expert advice and employing professional installers, you can make your Christmas wish for a beautiful heating solution come true this year.

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