What does a storage stove mean?

The best known and most commonly used stoves,  either with natural or forced convection, release the heat directly into the room for the most part in the form of hot air. Given the weight of them, once they are off they cool down quickly, and within a short time do not yield any more heat.
A storage stove, unlike these above mentioned models, due to the construction technique used and the weight decidedly superior, stores the energy produced by the burning of the wood, during the combustion, and distributes it more slowly over time. Even in the absence of flame, due to the accumulation of heat increased by the characteristic of the materials, there will be heat release.
For this reason, remember that in the storage stove,  you can usually just load up the stove with wood every 12 hours in the winter and in the spring and autumn every 24 hours.


Why is it preferable to have heat transmitted by radiation?

Conduction and convection are very different than radiation, in that it is a form of heat transmission that requires neither the contact or the movement of hot air, the heat transfer is accomplished through the emission of electromagnetic waves. This exchange takes place even in a vacuum and in any direction and it is important because it reduces the annoying convective motions of air, caused by the temperature difference in the room, which instead favor the harmful movements of the dust in the air, and is why this system of transmission is the most healthy and natural that you could want.


Why should I heat with wood?

The wood is a source of energy. It is:

- Neutral. The CO2 emitted by combustion is the same one that has been absorbed by the plant during growth thanks to the  process of  photosynthesis.

- Renewable. Is reproduces continuously and quickly from the trees that grow using solar energy, carbon dioxide (CO2), water and mineral salts.

- Clean. If combustion is successful, what remains is natural and non-toxic to living organisms: water, carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust.

- Economical. Last but not least, remember that the cost of this energy source is still the lowest of all other sources


What is the advantage of using electric stoves?

There is no denying that electricity has always been a valuable source of energy but it is also known that, thanks to continuous innovations in its production, costs are being significantly reduced and pollution is being reduced too, thanks to alternative energy sources.

It should be said that if electricity is combined with a radiation system, there is a reduction of the required power and the consequent consumption, heat waves emitted by this system are not wasted to heat unused space, such as, the volume of the upper area of the room.



How do I know how many square meters I can heat up?

To provide an exact answer it is essential to be in possession of some data because there are many factors involved in the calculation of the "energy needs" of the house or individual rooms.

For example, it would be important to know the "minimum outdoor temperature " determined by the  "climate zone", the position of the house, whether in contact with other buildings or detached, the exposition of the various walls with consequent degree of "thermal insulation", the number of doors and windows and, also in this case, the condition of them which would determine their "thermal insulation".

It would be useful to rely on an accredited professional in order to obtain an "energy rating" of the house and, consequently, determine the square meters which need to be heated.

Those who prefer to make a rough calculation can choose the most appropriate of the various information that is already available.



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