A multifuel stove is very similar to a wood burning stove in appearance and design. Multifuel refers to the capability of the stove to burn wood and also coal, wood pellets or peat. Stoves that have a grate for the fire to burn on a removable ash pan are generally considered multifuel stoves. If the fire simply burns on a bed of ash, it is a wood only fuelled appliance, and cannot be used for coal or peat. Multifuel stoves have been common in the United Kingdom since in the 19th century. They are generally made for cooking, heating, or both. They may double as a boiler, heating a tank of water for household use. With a boiler, the stove can also be connected to a radiator system to increase space heating in the home. The heat output of a multifuel appliance will be similar if not identical to that of a wood burning stove and both types are highly efficient. Many also have air wash and clean burn as standard and, as with a wood burning stove, the introduction of innovative functions and technologies has meant that running an appliance is easier and more cost effective so you can derive greater pleasure from the many benefits and ambience it will give you in abundance.
Something to think about when you are considering purchasing a multifuel stove is that less really can be more. The increasing popularity of stoves is accompanied by warning from local authorities that suitable appliances should be fitted by experts with the experience and qualifications to ensure a newly installed stove is safe, efficient and complies with building regulations. A recent addition to the regulations states that where a new or replacement fixed solid fuel appliance is installed, a carbon monoxide alarm should be provided in the room where the appliance is located. Stoves can provide a safe and enjoyable way to heat your home. Simply ensure your stove is suitable for your home, installed efficiently, inspected regularly by experts, and monitored by a carbon monoxide alarm, to have peace of mind and maximum efficiency.
Our range of brands here at BHL means you’ll have infinite options when purchasing a multifuel stove. From Charnwood to Yeoman, we have the most reputable brands on the market. Charnwood was founded in 1972 and is privately owned, family controlled and specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality stoves. As the oldest British manufacturer of stoves, run by second and third generations of the family, they are dedicated to provide products of enduring design and of the highest quality. Stovax Ltd was established in 1981 to design, manufacture and distribute wood burning stoves and fireside accessories. By 1988 a decision was made to diversify into the manufacture of gas fired versions of Stovax stoves and a separate company, Gazco Ltd was formed to develop and produce them. Today as sister companies, Stovax and Gazco continue to work very closely together.
Before the winter comes it is advised that you inspect and clean your appliance. This is also important especially in periods of heavy use such as the winter heating systems. Before using your heating appliance ensure you clean any remaining ash, soot and debris from the inside. For a more thorough clean visit our maintenance products section. Also, check the internal parts of your stove for damage and obvious build-up of soot, ash or debris, paying particular attention to the firebricks, glass and rope seals. You should also often refresh your stove finish from minor scratched and blemishes, you can also find these products here at BHL. When cleaning the glass on your stove, you should ensure you wear protective gloves and allow enough time for your stove to cool fully. Use a damp cloth before applying a cleaning agent to the stove. Soot can often contain acidic particles that can cause corrosive damage to printed glass. Therefore, before applying the cleaning agent, remove any dust and loose soot with a moist cloth and buff dry. BHL also recommend that your wood burning or multi-fuel stove undergoes a standard annual service it includes stripping, inspecting and cleaning the appliance. To have a valid warranty with manufactures such as Stovax you will need an annual service to ensure the warranty is not void.