A stove or fire brings that ambience so many of us are looking for; the warm glow of living flames, the cosy interior, the feeling of togetherness with family and friends. Here is a short guide to help you choose which one is right for you.

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From contemporary to traditional

There is a huge range of heating solutions to suit traditional or contemporary homes. Think about whether you are looking for a standalone stove, which looks striking both freestanding or in an inglenook, or an inset fire for a clean and integrated finish.

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Solid fuel, gas, or electric?

Each fuel type has its benefit, so it’s about which one suits your lifestyle and property best. A solid fuel stove or fire offers the allure of living flames, along with the ability to burn wood – a renewable energy source. Ecodesign Ready woodburners are ultra-green, burning so cleanly that they minimise emissions and comply with Ecodesign emissions limits ahead of their implementation in 2022.

Gas and electric stoves, on the other hand, will give you heat at the touch of a button – offering you a highly-realistic flame picture with ultra-convenience. Many of Gazco’s gas and electric stoves also come with alternative fuel effects.

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Do I need a chimney?

Even if you don’t have a chimney, there are options for you to install a stove.

If you are set on getting a solid fuel stove or fire, you may be able to have a pre-fabricated system fitted which works in the same way a conventional chimney would. If you would rather a gas fire, there is the option to select a balanced flue model which does not require a chimney at all as a twin-wall pipe vents directly to an outside wall.

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Alternatively, for ultimate ease, a Gazco electric stove or fire simply requires a standard three-pin socket to function. Many Gazco electric stoves can be moved from room to room, whilst others require either simple wall mounting or very little installation work.

Your local expert retailer

Whichever stove or fire you choose, be sure to visit your local expert retailer who can not only advise you on heat output but will also be able to share the range of styling options available. This will allow you to pick the perfect stove that meets your home’s interior and heating needs.

The Stovax Heating Group is one the UK’s leading stove and fireplace manufacturers, offering a huge range of solid fuel, gas and electric products. Stovax is also the UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for a number of additional fireplaces and stove brands including Dovre, Lotus, Nordpeis & Varde.

For more information, please visit: www.stovax.com

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