How do you calculate the power required for a wood-burning stove?
Calculating the required power of a wood stove is done in three steps.
1. Calculate the volume of the room
Start by calculating the volume of the room you want to heat with your stove. Calculate the volume of the room using the formula: length x width x height = m3 of the room to be heated.
2. Map out the insulation of your home
Next, it is important to take stock of how well your home is insulated. The better insulated your home is, the less heat you lose and the less power you need to heat the room. To choose a heater with the right capacity, it is therefore important to take into account the insulation value of your home.
- Type A: Your home is fully double-glazed and has wall, floor and roof insulation.
- Type B: Many recent houses or houses that have recently been fully renovated are well insulated. Your home belongs to type B if it is partially insulated and you do not have double glazing everywhere.
- Type C: Is your home (almost) not insulated and you do not have double glazing? Then your home belongs to type C.
Also take into account your living situation. Do you live in a terraced house where little heat is lost, or in a detached house? Your living situation also affects the amount of heat required.
Do you have doubts about the insulation value of your home? Then contact one of our dealers. They can provide you with information and advice.
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