The Main Differences Between Fireplaces And Stoves

15 August 2022

To some, the differences between a fireplace and a stove might appear minimal or unimportant, but they are quite marked. If you are looking for a new heating solution for your Stoke-on-Trent home, the below article explains some of the main differences.

Heating efficiency

Traditional fireplaces irrespective of the fuel you are burning are not nearly as efficient as stoves for heating rooms in your Stoke-on-Trent residence. A lot of the heat generated from the fire is lost up the chimney resulting in more energy loss than retention. Government departments and policy regulate modern stoves to ensure that they are eco-friendly and efficient, implying when you burn wood in a stove, the room heats up quickly and maintains the warmth.

Environmental matters

In 2020 the UK government committed to reducing particulates across the country by 2030. Part of this initiative will include a ban on the burning of wet woods and coal. The amount of particulates released into the atmosphere is wholly dependent on how rigorous the combustion of the fuel is. Stoves have particularly excellent combustion properties ensuring more waste gases are burnt off and more heat produced. Unlike fireplaces, many of the models are also eco-ready, so will already comply with existing EU regulations.

Safety concerns

When it comes to safety, a stove holds the upper hand over a conventional fireplace. A lot of fires occur when creosote, a by-product of smoke which lines the inner walls of a chimney, ignites. Contemporary stoves burn at high temperatures which eliminate the build-up of creosote that forms in a standard fireplace making them the safer option by far.

For more information on the benefits of stoves for your home in Stoke-on-Trent, call us today or visit us at our showroom.