How big a stove should I choose?
The size of your wood-burning stove depends on whether it needs to heat a few or many m2. In general, a good rule of thumb is that it is better to buy a small model that is allowed to “work,” than a large one that does not work and harms the environment. Another main rule is that convection stoves heat 10-20 m2 per kilowatt (KW), depending on the size of your house, the degree of insulation, the height of the ceiling, etc. At TermaTech, we supply wood stoves that provide 3-10KW.
What type of stove should I choose?
The most common stoves on the market are convection stoves. In addition, there are heat storage stoves and radiant stoves. The latter, however, is produced to a very limited extent today. The characteristic of heat storage stoves is that they accumulate the heat from the stove itself. Thereafter, the heat is given off over a long period of time. Convection stoves, on the other hand, are known for having an outer jacket which is open at the bottom and top. At TermaTech, we offer convection and heat storage stoves.
What materials should I go for?
When you choose a woodburning stove, you must, among other things pay attention to solid hinges, strong materials, a good insulating material and the construction of the door. When considering where to place the stove also be aware that it matters whether the stove should have a top or rear outlet, how much distance there should be to combustible materials, etc. It is therefore always a good idea to check the national legislation.
How do I know that the stove meets the environmental requirements?
As a minimum, all new stoves on the market must comply with the current European CE norm / standard. This guarantees that the stove burns in an environmentally friendly, efficient, clean and safe way. At the same time, it is important that you get a valid test certificate when you acquire a new stove. TermaTech stoves meet the strictest European standards for particle measurement, and they are tested and approved by reputable testing institutes before you can buy them. Get answers to more questions here.
TermaTech’s stoves meet and are approved according to the strictest requirements in Europe. All our stoves are tested, tested and approved by recognized testing institutions before they reach you.
At the same time, they live up to the European standards set for general emissions and particulate matter measurement, and as they live up to the strictest requirements, they do not need to be replaced at any time.
Our stoves are primarily made with soapstone and cast iron. Soapstone is an obvious material for woodburning stoves. Soapstone is a material that absorbs heat energy and gives off heat long after the fire has gone out. In addition, it is treated so that it is dirt-repellent and thus retains the beautiful natural stone look.
Cast iron is a solid material that can withstand the large temperature changes, and it is a durable material. That is why we always use cast iron parts in our stoves where the temperature is highest, e.g. the inside of the door.
When the new wood-burning stove or chimney is to be installed, there are not only requirements for chimney heights, test certificates, executive orders, fresh air supply, etc., but also for the installation itself. It certainly does matter who drills a hole in your roof or wall, and we therefore recommend that you ally yourself with a professional you trust. Here on our website you can find reference to our stove dealers.
The daily maintenance of a TermaTech stove is minimal. Due to the materials, it lasts for many years, and typical maintenance will therefore be cleaning of the stove.
You should never start cleaning your oven until it is completely cold. Even the ashes must be cold – this can be warm and glowing long after the stove has gone out.
With a wood-burning stove you can transform your orangery greenhouse into your favourite winter place and enjoy the many joyful hours surrounded by nature while staying warm during those cold days.