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About Stoves
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Nothing replaces the warmth, sound or ambience of a real fire. However open fires lose as much as 80% heat to the chimney compared to around 30% lost by stoves, making a stove the most effective way to burn wood or solid fuel. Costs both financial and environmental are important factors with heat......

Smoke Control Explained
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Estimates suggest coal pollution cuts life spans by 5.5 years in China. Indoor air pollution, some of it caused by the use of coal, causes more than 1.6 million deaths a year around the world. Pollution from coal plants kills 1,600 people a year in the UK, and costs the UK between £1.5 and ......

Understanding Carbon Neutral
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Many people don’t realise why wood is a carbon-neutral fuel. As people see the smoke coming out of a stove they believe that this is a release of carbon dioxide. Which is true but the amount carbon dioxide given off is the same the wood (tree) stored up when it was growing. If the tree wasn......

Guide to Back Boiler Stoves
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Back boiler stoves are becoming very popular due to rising prices of gas and other fuels. Boiler stoves can supply you with direct radiant heat in the room the appliance is situated, supply domestic hot water and / or central heating for the home. They can be connected up to old or existing heati......

The Practicalities of Owning a Stove
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

There are a few questions that you’ll need to answer to find out if you can fit a stove in your home. You need a chimney with a large en...

Introduction to Wood Burning Stoves
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Many terms are use to describe a wood burning appliance; wood burning stove, wood burner or a wood stove but in essence they all mean and do the same thing. They all refer to a stove that is solely used and designed to burning wood. Wood burning stoves don’t have a ...

Introduction to Multi Fuel Stoves
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Unlike wood burning stoves, Multi-fuel stoves or solid fuel stoves are appliances that can burn pretty much any type of fuel from peat to wood, standard coal to smokeless coal. Multi fuel stoves are as popular today as they ever have been and now with advancements in technology they far easier an......

KWH Stove Calculator
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

Choosing the right wood burning stove needn’t be difficult, however you do need to think about the physical size AND the output of your stove. Firstly the output, all the stoves sold by D...

What Is Airwash?
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

One of the most beautiful things about a stove heater , besides the embracing heat is the view of the fire you can see on the other side of its clear window. But a viewing window does more tha...

Why Do I Need An Air Vent?
Direct Stoves 21 Mar 2016

I've ordered a new stove to keep the house toasty but my fitter says I need an air vent. So now I want to know:...

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