Black Friday Sale 25th November 2016

Black Friday Sale 25th November 2016

It’s that time of year again and there’s only a few hours until the Black Friday bonanza sales day kicks off here at Toss Bryan in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Our Black Friday Sale is running for 2 days only, both tomorrow and Saturday, so if you can’t make it in-store tomorrow, you’ll be able to take advantage of the fantastic offers we have on Saturday.

Check out some of the great offers we have for electrical, bathroom and tiles, stoves and fireplaces, lawnmowers and much more.

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Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

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Benefits of  a Wood Burning Stove

As the evenings are shorter and colder now there is nothing better then the ambience and heat that a wood burning stove gives out after a long day. Currently more and more people are purchasing wood burning stoves. There are many benefits of a wood burning stove and not all of

Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove
Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

them are heat related as one might think. Here in this blog we will outline the benefits of  a wood burning stoves. At Toss Byrans we stock many different types of wood burning stoves. The two main types of wood burning stoves available are room heating only which are called dry stoves and wood burning stoves with built in back boiler which are called boiler stoves.

Top Five Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

Cost Efficiency (lower utility bills): One of the benefits of a wood burning stove is the cost efficiency. With the prices of gas, electricity and now even water charges we are much more causes of how we spend our money. With wood burning stoves they are a lot less expensive to run then other heating sources. In this link you will see the Domestic Fuels Comparison of Energy Costs.

Unique Heat: In Ireland the open fireplace has been a traditional feature in most homes both for its warmth and comfort. However open fires are a major source of heat loss with just 30% efficiency compared to 80% or more from a wood burning stove. Burning wood gives off a unique warmth and you will find that your wood burning stove will emit heat long after it has gone out without the loss of heat up the chimney. Also remember when burning your wood that it is seasoned as these have less moisture. Using seasoned wood will generate more heat therefore saving you money, time and resources. One of the

Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove
Clean burn Technology

features of a wood burning stove is the clean burn technology. This technology allows for a cleaner burn i.e. less soot pieces going up the chimney which allows more heat into the room and less heat being lost up the chimney.

Eco Friendly: Wood burning stoves are much more eco friendly then other sources of heat with CO2 emissions less than 200 mg/m3. When you burn wood you release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which can then be absorbed by trees. It is seen as one of the most cleanest sources of energy as it release the same amount of carbon dioxide as if it was left to rot instead of being burnt.

Aesthetically Pleasing and adds value to your house: A wood burning stove can add a unique vintage look to your home. They come in many designs to fit any homes décor. Also they add value to your home by having less fuel costs then other energy sources.

Reliability and safety: A wood burning stove is much more reliable than other energy sources e.g electricity or gas as it is a renewable source of energy . There is no fear of electricity power cuts and being freezing cold in the winter months as the wood burning stove does not need electricity to operate. It allows you to be self-sufficient and not having to rely on gas or electricity for heat. Also the fear of gas leaks is a thing of the past providing more safety in the home. I feel that burning wood brings people back in touch with the basics in life.

For any further queries about buying a wood burning stove please contact us.

Guide to lighting a stove

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So you have purchased your first ever wood burning stove and now you are faced with the task of lighting it. In this blog we will outline the best and most efficient ways to do this to get the best out of your new stove.

Tips on lighting a stove for the first time

If you are lighting a stove for the first time it is advised to only light a small fire as the residue from when it was made will start to burn off and smoke. It will take about 4 to 6 hours for the stove to adjust to the heat and be burnt in.

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Lighting a stove fire

First it is very important to know how to manage the air in the stove as this ensure the fire will not die out. There are two different air vents in a stove they are primary and secondary. The primary air vent(located on the bottom of the stove) allows the cold air to to pass under the grate thus allowing air to feed the fire. The secondary air vent(located on the top of the stove) regulates the hot air that is introduced to the firebox, which allows the fire to burn at higher temperatures. Top things to remember are to never close the secondary vent fully as it will coat the glass with dirt and create a build up of tar and soot. Also do not leave your stove door open as all the heat will just go up the chimney.

Never underestimate the importance of the right fuel for lighting a stove as it is essential to the success of your fire. It is important to use the right wood, this means that it has to seasoned wood. Seasoned wood has been cut and allowed to dry out for at least a year. This results in dryer wood that burns more efficiently. It is also important to remember that you cant use coal in a wood burning stove. If you wanted to burn coal you would have to have a grate in your stove and these are in nearly all in multi fuel stoves. If you find that your wood is a little damp then fire-lighters can be used to help it burn better.

Cleaning your stove does not need to be done every time you use it. The layer of ash that builds up acts as a bed for the wood to burn on. For an effective fire just remove a small amount of ash every week or so before lighting the stove.

How to light a stove fire:

  • Firstly open your primary and secondary air vents. This allows oxygen to get into the firebox thus allowing for combustion. Then take a few sheets of newspaper and scrunch them up and place them in the stove. Make sure to not have them to loose as they will burn too quickly. If you do no have newspaper you can use tinder. This is usually light, dry material such as moss, twigs or straw. A fire lighter can be used but it is not totally necessary as the fire will get going without it.
  • Add a few pieces of dry kindling(small pieces of dry wood) on top of the newspaper laying it in different directions allowing air to pass through to fuel the fire. Be careful not to put on too much kindling as this will reduce the temperature.
  • Light the newspaper in a few places. The aim of this step is to create a hot core in the centre of the fire bed that will spread upwards and outwards.
  • Once the kindling begins to char it is time to add your fuel. Add in your logs. Once the pieces of wood have caught fire it is time to control the air vents. Once the fire is up and going you can close the primary vent and leave the secondary vent open as this makes the fire operate at a higher temperature. If you find that it is getting to hot or it is burning too quickly just reduce the secondary air flow. Also if you find the fire is burning too slowly then you need to give it more oxygen by opening the primary air vent until it gets going properly. Adding more fuel can be done once the logs have burnt to embrace and there is still a visible flame. Flue thermometers are useful at this stage as it allows you to keep track of the temperature and know when it is at its most effective allowing you to control the heat in the room by using the air vents are needed. These can be purchased in our store at Toss Bryans.
  • In around 30-40 mins you should have a roaring fire and feel the heat coming from the stove into the room.

Ever stove is different and behaves in  slightly different ways but as you gain experience lighting your stove you will quickly learn which settings optimise the performance of it. You will soon become an expert in lighting a stove. The below is a video guide on how to light a stove the proper way.

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Tips and Safety for lighting a stove:

  • When getting a new stove always ensure that you use a quality assured installer to fit your stove.
  • Use gloves when attending to your stove as the handle and control knobs can get very hot
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    Stove Gloves for lighting a stove fire
  • Don’t overfill your stove with logs
  • Never open the stove door when the flames are very high
  • Do not use flammable liquids to light your fire
  • Never place objects in or on the stove that may cause explosion e.g. lighters, TV remote or aerosol cans.
  • Have your flue and chimney cleaned ever 12 months to prolong the life of your stove.

For any further queries about our stoves or advice and tips on lighting a stove please contact use on.

Flexirent

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 Flexirent is the key to all your financial problems?

Are you one of those people who love having top of the range computers, laptops or electrical items but just cant afford to pay for them right away?

Well flexirent is the answer for you! Flexirent is available at Toss Bryans, Fermoy, Co.Cork. They give you the opportunity to purchase both personal and business related products on finance. For example stoves, plasma TV’S, laptops, washing machines, tumble dryers or game consoles. Whatever the need is flexirent can help you every step of the way.

Affordable Finance
Affordable Finance

 

 

 

How does Flexirent work?

 

Firstly you pick out the product you want to get on finance then with our eexperienced staff at Toss Bryans. We then help you get the best plan to suit your financial needs. With flexirent there are no set up fees or deposits taken and leasing terms can be up to 12, 24 or 36 months long.

 

Flexirent offers flexibility and protection-

  • At the end of your lease flexirent give you many more options then just ending the agreement like some places do. They offer you a chance to upgrade your product to the latest equipment with a new agreement.
  • If by any reason your repayments become too much you have the opportunity to extend your agreement with lower monthly repayments.
  • They offer you the option to own the item you are using by making an offer to them (which they have the right to reject or accept) or returning it if you no longer need it at the end of your agreement.
  • If equipment get accidentally damaged or stolen flexirent will repair or replace them.
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    Benefits of Flexirent
  • Also In the last 3 months of your agreement flexirent gives you the option of upgrading your equipment. This comes with the bonus of waiving the remaining payment. This allows you to always be up to date with the latest technology.

For general enquiries or applications, please phone: 1800 551 395 or 01 4512480 (mobile only).
http://www.flexirent.ie/aboutUs.aspx

Or contact Toss Bryans on 025 31833

Stoves in Cork with Toss Bryan’s – One of the Top Suppliers

Toss Bryan’s in Fermoy is your one stop shop for stoves in cork. Whether it is a stove you want or just advice on the type of stove to best suit your needs, Toss Bryan’s has all the experience necessary to guide you through it. With over 60 years of business dealing with stoves Toss Bryan’s are one of the Top Suppliers of Stoves in Cork and they are sure to meet any of your stove needs. They are a family run business employing over 30 staff and are dedicated to giving their customers a professional services at exceptional prices.

Toss Bryan's- One of the Top Suppliers of Stoves in Cork
Toss Bryans- Over 60 years Experience

They have always supplied stoves nationwide with a strong presence at shows like the National Ploughing Championships and other agricultural and Selfbuild Shows. They pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of stoves and their ability to provide each and every customer with the most suitable stove for their needs. They offer full stove fitting and their fully trained staff can advise you on the various parts that may be needed for the stove. They supply all the top brands of stoves including Insert Stoves, Bolier Stoves, Free Standing Stoves and Eco Friendly Wood Burning Stoves. Some of their brans include Boru, Firewarm, Hunter, Parkray, Blacksmith, Aarrow, Villager, Arizona, Stratford, ThermoPoint and many many more.

One of the Top Suppliers of Stoves in Cork  – offering savings and affordability

Toss Bryan’s also has links with Flexirent allowing you to get your stove on finance. With the availability of monthly payments you can get the stove of your dream now and pay later.

Toss Bryan's- One of the Top Suppliers of Stoves in Cork
Christmas Savings Club at Toss Byran’s

They are a must-visit destination for those seeking that quality gift for that special person at affordable prices. Their Christmas Savings Club is now open and offers customers to choose an item, secure the item with a deposit and then pay in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.

Outside of the festive season, They are the number one port of call for everyone involved in construction, electrical, home and garden improvements and DIY projects. For any further queries about our stoves or any of the other products they stock please contact us on.

You can find them on Twitter and Facebook for up and coming offers, events and news.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for stoves in Cork, Toss Bryan’s is your number one destination.

Caring For Your Stove

Caring for your stove – How to maintain it in the winter

This time of year stoves are becoming much more popular and many people will have changed from a fireplace to a stove basking in all the benefits of having a stove. But wait are you taking care of your stove and using it to its full potential? To do this you must make sure you care for your stove by regular and appropriate maintenance in order to increase your stoves efficiency and performance.

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Caring for your stove with Glass Cleaner

Caring for your stove – Prolonging the Life of Your Stove

  • Never burn rubbish or household plastic
  • Always remember to remove all ash to allow for better burning. Also by allowing the ash to build up it can cause the grate to burn out permanently.
  • Do not overload the stove as it can cause excessive heat which will damage the stove components e.g fire grate
  • Clean the flue ways of the stove every month to ensure there are no blockages
  • Cleaning the outside of a matt stove always make sure to use a dry cloth as water on the matt finish will cause it to rust
  • Cleaning the outside of an enamel stove always wipe with a with a damp, soapy cloth, followed by a polish with a clean and dry duster
  • Make sure that the fuel you are burning does not have a high moisture content as it can lead to a build up of tar in the chimney and stove. e.g. damp peat or unseasoned timber
  • Allow for plenty of air through ventilation for good combustion
  • Clean your chimney at least twice a year as a build up of creosote can cause the chimney to go on fire
  • Glass cleaning- usually the glass will clean itself. However if there is a build up of creosote it may be due to draught conditions, poor quality fuel or low burning for a long time. Glass cleaner can be used to remove this

Here we have a short video on how to clean your stove and keep it well maintained for the winter.

If you have any queries about caring for your stove, please get in Contact with us and we will assist you.

Cork Christmas Events – Launch of Toss Bryans Christmas Club

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On the 8th of November 2014, as part of the buildup for the Cork Christmas events, Toss Bryans are launching their Christmas Club at their showroom in Fermoy. This is a one day only event and features massive reductions on Christmas decorations, toys and other gifts for the kids and family this Christmas.

Between 1pm and 4pm on the day, we will have special guests from the Ballyduff Secret Woodland, another fantastic place to go if you are looking for Cork Christmas Events. These guests include Mrs Claus and her elves, who will be in store to talk to the kids about what Santa will be bringing them for Christmas.

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Santa Claus and his elves

We will have other activities on site for the kids to enjoy themselves with. We will have face painting activities and art competitions. As an added bonus, to make your Christmas extra special, we will be giving away two family passes to the Ballyduff Secret Woodland this Christmas.

So come along to Toss Bryans, Courthouse Road, Fermoy, Co. Cork this November 8th to begin building your lead up to Christmas.

Will Toss Bryans have any other Cork Christmas Events?

Toss Bryans will be having many Christmas events in Cork as the Christmas build up begins. Stay tuned to our Blog for more updates. Alternatively you can call the team on 025 31833 for more information

Can anyone join the Toss Bryans Christmas Club?

Of course. We believe in making it easier for you this Christmas. We also offer flexi rent on almost all our products in store. This allows you to space out your payments over a period of time. Imagine that, a Christmas where you don’t have to spend all your money in one go. For more information please call us on 025 31833

Are there more Christmas Events in Cork?

There is a website all about Cork Christmas events and we recommend having a look at it so that you can see what is going on in your local area.

Fermoy Artisan Market & Toss Bryans Garden Centre

The Fermoy Artisan Market will be held at the Toss Bryans Garden Centre in Fermoy every Saturday morning until Christmas hits us.

The market is run by a group of local artisan food producers and craftspeople and contains fresh, local and seasonal foodstuffs and exquisite hand made arts and crafts.

The event is always full of people from around Cork and Fermoy who come to sample some of the home grown food and quality craftsmanship in the area.

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The Fermoy Artisan Market in Toss Bryans Garden Centre

With great parking in the Toss Bryan carpark, we will have amenities that cater to all the family such as a baby changing area. Here you can send your husband off to change the baby while you sample some of the great food on the day. We also have a children’s play area located on the ground so your child can have fun while you tour the centre.

How do I get to the Fermoy Artisan Market?

The Fermoy Artisan Market is located in Toss Bryans Garden Centre, Courthouse Road, Fermoy, right beside Lidl. The Fermoy Artisan Market Facebook page and the Toss Bryans Contact Us page will give you more detail on the market itself and how to find us. If you wish you can also contact us on 086 777 5330.

Does it cost to enter the Fermoy Artisan Market?

The main goal of the market is to help local people showcase their fine work. As such, there is no charge to enter the market. You can come and go as you please all day so bring all the family for a fun filled outing.

How long will the market be on for?

The market runs from 10:00am right up until 3:00pm every Saturday. For the winter months it will be run in Toss Bryans Garden Centre in Fermoy, right next to Lidl. Toss Bryans also have a great selection of stoves to help you get through the winter.

Christmas is coming. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas is coming. Ho! Ho! Ho!

It’s that time of the year again when we start thinking of Christmas and the man in the big red suit paying us a visit. Why not this year think of your own comfort and purchase a stove to heat your room. What would be nicer than sitting down on Christmas day after a lovely dinner and toasting your toes in front of a cosy multifuel stove.Christmas is coming Ho! Ho! Ho!. I’m sure you could not imagine anything nicer. Celebrate with your family , friends and everyone that is important to you (even the cat).

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Cleaning the chimney in preparation for Santa

How to Clean Chimneys

Burning fires in a chimney leads to the accumulation of soot and creosote, a flammable, sticky substance that can cause chimney fires if it’s not removed.

Determine whether the chimney needs to be cleaned. Chimneys should be cleaned at least once a year, and more often if you use your fireplace frequently.

  • Take a flashlight and peer inside the chimney flute. Use a pencil or plastic knife to scrape off a bit of the creosote that has accumulated on the side of the chimney. If it’s 1/8-inch thick or thicker, it’s time for a cleaning.
  • If you only clean your chimney once a year, do it in the Autumn, before the burning season begins. Otherwise, you risk sparking a chimney fire the first time you light up your fireplace in the winter.
  • Check the chimney for animals. If it has been awhile since the last time you used your chimney, check for animals before you begin cleaning. Birds, squirrels  like to nest there, especially in the cooler months. Shine a flashlight up the chimney from the fireplace, and if you find an animal, take steps to have it removed.
    • Don’t attempt to stand on a roof during icy or wet conditions.
    • Do not operate an open flame near the chimney during the cleaning process.
    • Call a professional if you feel uncomfortable with any part of the chimney cleaning process.
    • Take care not to breathe in soot or creosote, and wash your skin immediately after contact.
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Follow the steps outlined below to clean your stove/chimney

Step 1: Spread the drop cloth or newspapers on the floor in front of the wood stove to protect your floor. Open the air dampener on your stove and open the door so the firebox is easily accessible. If you have a dampener on your chimney as well, open that so the chimney brush can glide through when you use it.

Step 2: Use the small ash shovel  and the ash container to scoop out the bulk of the ashes from the inside of the stove. Scoop the ashes out gently with the shovel and slowly move the shovel over to the metal ash container, dropping the ashes gently into the container so as not to stir up a lot of fine dust.IMPORTANT*Make sure to cover the ash can with a metal top and let the bucket of ash sit for at least 48 hours on a non-flammable surface to ensure there are no hot embers remaining when you dispose of the ash.*

Step 3: Remove any firebricks that may obstruct the chimney brush when you clean the stove pipe. Loosen creosote to fall onto the bottom of the stove and not anywhere else in the stove. If you find a broken fire brick, replace it.

Step 4: Now it is time to climb onto the roof to clean the stovepipe. (Obviously at your own risk!) You will need a long handled brush made specifically for cleaning out stove pipes, make sure the diameter of the brush fits your stove pipe or you will have problems moving the brush up and down to loosen the creosote. A chimney brush that is the wrong size may even get stuck in the stove pipe, which is a hassle to remove.

Step 5: Remove the top from the stove pipe, using your screwdriver to do so if you must. Before putting this piece back on the chimney pipe, make sure to use the putty knife or scraper on it to scrape off all built up creosote, inside and out.

Step 6: Push your chimney brush into the chimney pipe and move it up and down vigorously to loosen all the built up creosote and soot in the pipe. The soot and creosote will fall to the bottom of the stove in the firebox.

Step 7: After cleaning the chimney pipe and replacing its top, you are done on the roof. Go back to the firebox in the stove and scoop out all the black creosote which has fallen as a result of cleaning the stove pipe, place the debris in a metal ash can and cover with a metal lid. Don’t forget to replace the firebricks if you removed them.

Step 8: Now is the time to use a vacuum if you are using one to clean the inside of the firebox. Vacuum around the edges of the seal and other small areas and ledges where ash has collected. If you don’t have a vacuum use a small brush to do this job. Move the brush using short, light, gentle strokes so as not to stir up a lot of fine dust. Brush the ash into a pile and use the ash shovel in conjunction with the brush, just like you would a broom and dustpan. If your stove has a floor clean out under the firebox, empty it into the ash can.

Step 9: Once you have cleaned all the ash out of the firebox to your satisfaction clean the ash off the seal on the door. If you are using a vacuum, simply vacuum off the seal. Otherwise use your brush to clean the seal.

Step 10: Last, if you have glass on the front of your stove door clean it as your last step. If the soot is built up heavily on the glass, you may want to buy a cleaning solution that is made specifically for cleaning the glass on a wood burning stove. These products will typically contain ammonia. If you decide to use the vinegar, water, and soap solution, spray the solution onto the glass, then wipe down the glass with newspaper or paper towels. Repeat this several times rubbing the paper towel or newspaper vigorously to remove all of the soot buildup and to polish the glass. This step may need to be repeated several times and may take some elbow grease, but is well worth it to have clean glass through which to view the dancing flames of your fire.

After you have cleaned the inside of the stove, you can clean outside also by wiping down the outside surfaces with your vinegar, water, and soap solution, which works well on stoves with porcelain or powder coat finishes. If you have a cast iron wood stove, use a stiff brush and vacuum if available, rather than vinegar and water because liquid solutions tend to leave streaks on black surfaces.

Also, if your stove has brass or metallic trim consult your owner’s manual as to the best way to clean the trim. Metal and brass trim should not be cleaned with flammable products (it’s a wood burning stove, obviously!) and most metal trim has a clear coat finish so don’t clean them with anything that is too abrasive. Soaking a cloth in the vinegar solution may do it, and it they are not too coated with soot, a club soda soaked cloth could work. Always try the least toxic substances available before moving onto other chemical cleaning products.

It will not be your fault if Santa does’nt come down the chimney this Christmas

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Santa cant’t blame the dirty chimney for not fitting

 

Choosing a Stove

HOW TO CHOOSE A STOVE OR BOILER

Factors that affect your decision:

  1. What you want to heat? If you wish to heat a room then you are looking for a stove, if you wish to heat a room and also water or radiators, then a boiler stove , could be your solution. If you wish to heat all of your home and domestic hot water, then a boiler is the choice for you.
  2. What fuels you may wish to use? If you have access to chopped wood, then a wood burning stove may be an option for you
  3. Where do you intend to put it?If you want to put it in a room such as a kitchen or living room then a stove or boiler stove would be the best option. You must consider the following.
  • Location in the room – is it on an outside wall for a flue or is there a chimney in the room when choosing a stove or boiler.
  • If it is a boiler, then pipes will have to be plumbed to the location of the stove/boiler.

How to work out what size stove you need:

Why is this important when choosing a stove or boiler

It is imperative that the output of the stove matches the area you are trying to heat.There is no point having a stove with a very large output in a small room, as the stove will not run efficiently and be too warm. Equally there is no point having a stove with a small output in a large room as it would not heat that room sufficiently. A general estimate of the output needed to heat the room can be made using the measurements of the room along with other factors as well.

There are two ways of doing the calculations.

  1. One is in feet, which calculates the minimum amount of British Thermal units (BTU’S) needed to heat your room.
  2. The other is in meters, which calculates the minimum amount of kilowatts (kw) needed to heat your room.

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Calculation in Feet:

  1. You need to take three measurements, the length, the width, the height             ( L, W,H)
  2. Multiply each of these measurements, the length x the width x height. You now have the cubic capacity of the room.
  3. You then multiply by a factor of either 5, 6,7 based on the following criteria.
  • If your room has an average amount of windows and doors and has a n average amount of insulation you multiply your cubic capacity by 5
  • If your room has a higher than average amount of windows and doors and has lower than average amount of insulation you multiply your cubic capacity by 6
  • If your room is north facing, or has little or no insulation , or has a very high amount of windows and doors you multiply your cubic capacity by 7.

You now have the number of BTU’S required to heat your room. You can convert this total to kw’s by dividing it by 3411.80

Example

Room dimensions – Length 17 feet, width 15 feet, and ceiling height 8 feet

17 x15 x8 = 2,040 cubic feet

For average insulation and number of windows, 2,040 x 5 = 10,200 BTU’S

To convert to Kw. 10,200 /3411.80= 2.99 or 3 Kw.stove

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Calculation in meters:

  1. You need to take  Three measurements ( L,W, H)
  2. Multiply each of these measurements( L x Wx H) and now you have the cubic capacity of the room
  3. As a guide 1 Kw heating output will heat either 10,14, or 25 cubic meters of space depending on windows , doors and insulation. So you divide the cubic capacity by a factor of either 10,14 or 24 based on the following criteria
  • If your room has an average amount of windows and doors and has average insulation then divide the cubic capacity by a factor of 14 (LxWxH) / 14
  • If your room has  a higher amount of windows and doors and has a low amount of insulation, then divide the cubic capacity by a factor of 10
  • If your room is north facing, or has little or no insulation, or has a high amount of windows and doors, then divide the volume by a factor of 25

You now have worked out the minimum amount of Kw’s needed to heat your room.

 

Example:

Room dimensions – length 5 mtrs, width 4 mtrs and ceiling height 2.3 mtrs

5 x 4 x 2.3 = 46 cubic meters

For average insulation and number of windows , 46/14 =3.28 Kw Stove

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A Boru 4 kw stove if you are choosing