Frequently asked questions about central heating fires

On this page we answer the questions you might have about central heating fires.

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Frequently asked questions about central heating stoves

A central heating fire or stove provides warmth and atmosphere throughout the house. You have the advantage of a fire, with the additional advantage that it heats your house. It is a decorative fire with water jacket and flue gas heat exchanger. The fires and stoves have a water-side heat output of more than 50% and insulated glass.
The central heating fires and stoves from DRU Green Design have a large window, which provides a good view of the fire.
When you start looking at a central heating fire, you will see that it is often referred to as a central heating fire or a central heating stove. But what's the difference now?
A CV fire is a built-in fireplace, which is often placed in your home with a beautiful mantle. This makes them real eye-catchers. A central heating stove is a free-standing stove, making it easy to place the stove.
A central heating fire or wood-burning stove has the same appearance as an ordinary fire. Where a normal stove only heats the room in which it is located, a central heating fire or wood stove also provides heat in rooms where the fire is not.
If you want to get more return from the energy, a central heating fire or stove is a godsend. This is certainly the case for modern homes where the heat requirement is minimal. The efficiency you get from the stove is even higher with a central heating fire or stove.
In addition, a central heating fire is an excellent option if you are going to renovate a house and opt for sustainable choices. There are many options for central heating fires or stoves in existing homes.

Below is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages.


  • No overheating in the living room because more than 50% of the heat goes to the installation
  • Large flame image
  • Heated extra rooms or tap water
  • In addition to being functional, it also has a nice large flame image
  • Lower gas bill
  • Can be used in combination with heat pumps, central heating boilers and thermal panels
  • Heat multiple rooms


  • Less heat to the room
  • Additional installation costs
  • Frequent firing of the fire or stove is desirable for optimum efficiency
  • The offer is still relatively limited
  • Regular maintenance required, you can do this yourself
  • Always install a buffer tank with a large-capacity firep or underfloor heating
The installation can be done in three ways:
  • Directly on the central heating system
  • In combination with a central heating buffer tank
  • In combination with a heat pump, thermal panels and a combi vessel that also produces hot water

Whether you buy a central heating fire or stove with a buffer tank and/or boiler or choose not to do so depends on the situation. What power does the fire have? Does it also provide underfloor heating and hot water output?

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When you purchase a central heating fire or stove, it is important that you look at two values to determine the capacity of the stove:
  • The total assets for the home
  • The power for the living room
Once this has been determined, you can choose a fire or stove that best suits your needs.
From a sustainability point of view, saving is an important part of a central heating fire or stove. Heating with wood is on average 1/3rd cheaper than heating with gas.
The choice of a central heating stove or fire usually goes hand in hand with the choice to make your home more sustainable. This makes a central heating stove or fire a great investment. The price starts from € 3,500.00 incl. VAT.

The costs of the installation depend on where the fire or stove is placed, where the pipes must be laid and whether a buffer/combi vessel must be installed.

A central heating fire or central heating stove falls under biomass, for which no subsidy is possible from 1 January 2020. However, it is still possible to check per municipality whether a sustainability loan can be obtained. So always ask your municipality for the possibilities.
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