This heat output calculator can be used as a guide to help you choose the correct size stove for your home. It is meant as a guide only and cannot substitute talking with a specialist, if you have any questions do not hesitate to talk to us.
This calculator is meant as a guide only as there can be important factors that impact the actual heat requirement. You shouldn’t also look stoves with the exact heat output power suggested but consider stoves within the recommended range.
The most important thing you must do when considering your stove heat output is DO NOT base your decision on the size of your fireplace opening. By doing this, it can lead to massively oversizing the stove for the room and becoming ineffective.
Many factors can impact the actual heat requirement. The best way to ensure you have the correct stove for the job is to speak to a specialist. We survey every home before carrying out installations to ensure you get the best, sound advice and have the correct stove your home.
We will consider, location, lifestyle, occupants, adjoining rooms and position of the stove.
When we list a stoves heat output, it is typically the nominal heat output which is what the stove has been rated at with its associated efficiency rating.
i.e. 5Kw heat output at 80% efficiency
Every good stove will also have a range of heat outputs depending upon air control settings and fuel within the stove. This is the “heat output range” which can be achieved by the stove. We also consider this when advising our customers as it can be crucial.
i.e. 5Kw heat output (range 2Kw – 6kW)
This means this stove will run at a nominal heat output of 5Kw but can range from 2Kw to 6Kw. So when the room is at a comfortable temperature, you can regulate the heat to maintain comfort levels.