In order to be sure that your stove runs efficiently and effectively, it is very important that it matches correctly the size of the space that it is heating. There is no point in installing a stove that has too large an output for the room, as you may end up having to open doors to let the excessive heat out of the room, or even maybe opening windows –or else running the stove at a lower temperature, which means it will be less efficient, and may soot up the glass or the chimney. Also there is no point in having too low an output for the room, as the room will never seem to be warm enough.
A simple easy guide is to measure the area of your room (length by width by height in metres) to get the area in cubic metres in order to work out what size multi-fuel stove you need, You can use then our online multi-fuel stove calculator, or you may like to do the calculation yourself. As a guide, every 1kw will heat 14 cubic metres of space in a room with average insulation. Needless to say, if you have better than average insulation, then more space will be heated for every 1kW.
REMEMBER: This is only a guide and may not be an accurate measurement of your heat requirement. Factors such as very high ceilings, number of windows or large open plan rooms do affect the calculation.