Multi-Fuel & Wood Burning Stoves
Multi fuel stove owners have the power to choose from a range of cheaper eco friendly energy sources. Owning a multi fuel stove means that you now have many more options when it comes to heating your home, you no longer only have the choice of just gas or electricity to heat your property.
You can significantly reduce your home fuel costs with a multi fuel stove, using a choice of eco-friendly energy sources, such as coal, peat, wood and logs, wood pellets, or even biomass products. Multifuel stoves, also known as solid fuel stoves, burn the fuel on a riddling grate, which allows air to circulate all around the fuel and maximise the heat output. You can buy models of stoves that are powerful enough to run your hot water, a few radiators or some will even run your entire heating system, please contact us to find out more.
We believe that heating with a multi fuel stove can significantly reduce your household heating bills and also help you to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.
Parr Energy Solutions prides itself on having the lowest prices in the UK and also offering expert multi-fuel advice,we can provide a supply and fit service or just fit your own stove to your requirements.
Flues & Chimneys
If your multi fuel stove is to work safely it must be connected to a sound chimney and a correctly sized flue. A chimney works because hot air rises, factors such as running the appliances at a very slow rate or cold air leaking into the flue, will cause the gases to cool down and affect the performance of the chimney.
The efficiency of modern stoves means that there will be far more tar deposits in the flue gases than if you were burning with an ordinary open fire. These tar deposits will bind with the masonry in your chimney, and eventually you will see yellow patches develop on your chimney breast and in some extreme cases a build up can cause a chimney fire.
An efficient multi fuel or wood burning stove produces flue gases that are cooler than an open fire, for this reason it is so important to install an insulated liner within an existing chimney when installing a multi fuel or wood burning stove to make sure that there is a sufficient draw of air and stop toxic carbon monoxide gases leaking back into the house . In the United States it is now a legal requirement that wood stoves have a stainless steel chimney liner fitted from the stove to the top of the chimney for safety purposes. If your property doesn’t have a chimney it is possible to install a multi fuel or wood burning stove by installing a twin walled external flue.
Installing wood burning or multi fuel stoves, solid fuel fireplaces and chimney linings is not a job for the DIY enthusiast!
Parr Energy Solutions will install your multi fuel stove safely and correctly and at a reasonable price!
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The Building Regulations
If you want to install, replace, repair or reuse a chimney or flue the Building Regulations apply. Approved Document J (ADJ) of the Building Regulations (April 2002) sets out the requirements in relation to flues and chimneys. Responsibility for compliance with ADJ rests with the person carrying out the work, although it is the property owner who will be served with an enforcement notice if the work does not comply, which is why it is recommended that you always use a registered properly trained installer
The new Building Regulations state that it is mandatory for the installer to fix a notice in a suitable position providing information on the hearth, fireplace, flue or chimney. If you employ an installer registered with HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme) to carry out the work, there is no need to involve Building Control Services provided the building is no more than three stories high.