Thinking of getting a log burner?
From log burners in the lounge with an adjoining back boiler to freestanding cooker stoves, we are your local home heating experts utilising solid fuel. Our HETAS qualified engineers can install both wet and dry solid fuel systems in addition to biomass boilers. We can also help to enhance your solid fuel heating system by installing a thermal store, enabling you to use excess energy as and when required.
HETAS accredited engineers
Here at Aquatec NW, we are a HETAS Approved Registered Installer and only use the best available products and materials to make sure that all our installations are to the high standards you would expect.
HETAS is the official body recognised by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.
We are HETAS and Gas Safe registered installers that have been carrying out wood burning stove installations, flue installations, servicing and maintenance for residential customers across North-West. Whether you need a multi-fuel stove or a Gas or Electric fireplace for your home. From an initial home survey through to installation and the associated works, we can manage the project for you from start through to completion.
How to choose your new log burner?
The first major consideration that you need to factor into your decision is what kind of home you live in. The needs of a small terraced house in the city will vary greatly to those of a detached manor house in the country.
Before choosing a wood burning stove for your home, you need to first work out the average heating requirement of the room in kilowatts. This will allow you to choose a stove that has a heat output that is proportional to the space you are looking to heat.
It used to be the case that you would need to decide whether you were opting for a wood stove or a solid fuel stove. The difference being that wood burning stoves are designed to only burn wood-based products and NOT smokeless fuel, whereas solid fuel stoves burn smokeless fuel. These days however, you can opt for a multi-fuel stove that allows you to burn a variety of smokeless and solid fuel types as well as wood fuel.
There are three forms of stove to choose from: inset, cassette or freestanding. Inset stoves are designed to be built into the wall or chimney breast. Cassette stoves are similar to inset stoves but they can be installed at various heights on a wall, usually within a closed hearth environment. They usually sit more flush to the wall than other inset stoves. And freestanding stoves are just that! There are benefits for all three types of course.