Fireplaces have always been characterized by special energy. They not only heat the room, but also warm the soul. It is always nice to sit with family and friends at the fireplace, watching the dance of fire. Flames draw their own drawing, which attracts attention, fascinates and forces to drop all problems and concerns, which are replaced by a feeling of peace and satisfaction.
Virtually no country house, cottage or cottage is complete without a fireplace. But today not just decorative fireplaces have become very popular, but heating stoves that perform various functions: from heating a house to cooking.
Interest in this kind of stoves so embraced modern society that the masters began to make them of various materials. Today, there is a fairly large selection of fireplace-stoves, which differ in size, installation method, materials used, type of design, functionality.To make the right choice, you need to familiarize yourself with the proposed options in advance, study the advantages and disadvantages, decide on your own wishes and preferences. The choice of heating fireplace-furnace should be approached carefully and deliberately.
Today it is hardly possible to surprise anyone with the presence of a fireplace in the house. However, not everyone can afford this luxury. A more profitable option, both from a financial point of view and in terms of functional use, is considered to be modern heating stoves, which not only serve as original interior items and décor, but are also used for space heating. Relatively low cost, high efficiency, simplicity and rationality of use are the key factors that have greatly increased interest in this type of heating device.
Manufacturing companies of various heating complexes have significantly expanded the model range and provided customers with a wide range of stoves for heating private houses, cottages, summer houses.
Heating stoves can be classified according to the following features:
Type of firebox:
- alternate burning devices that require periodic shutdown;
- Long burning stoves for the home.
Location and installation:
- external (installed on the street).
Material for production:
- cast iron;
- combined type.
Fuel type used:
- pellets (pellets are specially processed granules, which include wood, peat and other elements).
Functionality and additional features:
- with heat exchanger;
- with air circuit;
- with water circuit;
- with a bench;
- with hob;
- with oven;
- other options.
Varieties of heating stoves meet almost all the needs of a modern person, when much attention is paid not only to the functionality, practicality and efficiency of the device, but also to its appearance.
Popular now stove-fireplace is a kind of heating system. Combined type of heating device - ideal for small cottages.Unfortunately, this kind of oven, according to its technical characteristics and properties, cannot heat large rooms. Heating fireplace-stoves are designed for heating residential premises, country houses and cottages with a relatively small area.
Modern heating devices combine the functions of a fireplace and stove:
- stylish interior decoration;
- fast warming up at home or giving;
- excellent ventilation due to the presence of the chimney;
- high efficiency (COP);
- presumably long operational life;
- the possibility of cooking on the fire, which gives the dishes a special taste and aroma;
- Some models have a low weight (for example, steel furnaces), which makes it possible to install them both on the first and second floors;
- security (unlike a traditional fireplace or stove, the firebox is closed with a special security door, which is often made of red-hot glass);
- wide model range;
- various types of "fuel": coal, firewood, pellets;
- ease of installation;
- variety of exterior design styles;
- acceptable price range.
For rooms up to 100 m2, it is recommended to look at models with heat exchangers, with air or water circuits.
Modern stove-fireplace with a boiler has become a popular device that is installed to heat small houses in the dacha or cottage villages.
Heating fireplaces heat up the room faster, while the consumption of "fuel" is several times less than that of conventional open fireplaces. At the same time fireplaces furnaces are safer in operation as the most part from them is made with a guard closing fire. Particularly noteworthy model with an oven. The processes of cooking in such conditions take little time and give incredible pleasure.
Furnaces-fireplaces that are used to heat country houses are both angular and frontal. If the corner ovens look more stylish and interesting in the interior of the room, the frontal ones are less attractive, but they are considered more functional. The fireplace, which is installed on one of the walls, is more open for access, respectively, it gives off more heat and warms the room much faster.An angular type of heat center is more advantageous only when its location is internal, that is, both walls are internal, not external.
There are also fireplaces, which can be installed even in the middle of the room, as an independent piece of furniture. Typically, this type of installation is used for cast-iron fireplaces, which will look stylish in country houses.
Do not install the oven yourself, it is better to rely on experienced professional masters. Often, the installation of the fireplace is not one person, but the whole team. Today there are special companies that provide a full package of services for the installation of a heating fireplace-furnace. In order for the work to be performed correctly and to comply with the safety rules, the craftsmen first make drawings, on the basis of which projects are subsequently made. Installation of the fireplace is carried out according to the project approved and agreed with the owner of the house.
The stove in the modern house is a special atmospheric object, which is popular due to its versatility. After all, the combination of a fireplace and a stove in a single heater allows households to gather in cool longin the evenings by the cozy fire, while in the house is always warm and comfortable.