2023 Author: Beatrice Philips | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 03:41
Everyone wants to make their home as comfortable as possible. To do this, it must be not only beautiful, but also warm enough. To achieve these simple goals, you can use various interior items, decoration materials, and stove structures. It can be a luxurious fireplace, hearth, or a solid stove. The article will discuss such a design as a fireplace stove, its pros and cons.
The fireplace stove is a multifunctional structure that not only heats the living space, but also performs a decorative function. In the interior, such a detail looks just amazing. Her mere presence in the setting already makes the ensemble more comfortable and welcoming.
Combining the stove and fireplace is considered the best solution . This is due to the fact that the fireplace is able to provide a fairly "quick" heat, which will keep as long as the flame in it is supported by fuel. If you want such a device to warm you much longer, then you need to put firewood in the firebox.
As for a conventional stove, on the contrary, it can accumulate heat for a long time. Even after the flame in the firebox has completely extinguished, a comfortable temperature will still be maintained in the room (and adjacent rooms).
Based on the listed qualities of stoves and fireplaces, we can conclude that their single combination is a very practical and useful solution.
The fireplace stove can have absolutely any design. In more luxurious interiors, for example, rich structures, decorated with artistic forging and tall figures of wild animals and large birds, look great. In simple and discreet ensembles, laconic designs with simple shapes are often used.
Fireplace stoves can have different facings . This fact affects both the operational characteristics of structures and their appearance. Some of the most common are brick-finished products. There are also more chic options with a stone finish or discreet cast iron models.
The fireplace stove can operate on both solid fuels and natural gas. In such products, small doors are often present, which are made of wear-resistant and fire-resistant glass. This material easily tolerates contact with high temperatures.
An advantageous feature of most types of fireplace stoves is the completeness of their design. After purchase, such a structure does not need to be additionally revetted or painted.
When purchasing a fireplace stove, you should take into account that it is unlikely that it will be possible to install it in your house alone. If you do not have friends who are ready to help you, then when buying a structure, you can immediately find out from the seller if the store or manufacturer provides a service in helping to install the product.
Pros and cons
The fireplace stove is an effective addition to many interiors. Such a detail will never go unnoticed, since most often it has considerable dimensions. Modern designs have their own advantages and disadvantages, which a person planning to purchase a product must be aware of.
First, consider the strengths of fireplace stoves:
- Such designs are more compact than standard stoves and fireplaces. Thanks to this advantage, they can be placed even in a small room.
- The installation of such structures is quite simple. They can be placed in any room where it is possible to connect to a chimney.
- Today, a fireplace stove can be selected for any interior style. The assortment of these products is very rich and varied. Consumers can find for themselves both classic options and more original designs for ensembles in the directions of hi-tech, minimalism or modern.
- With the help of such an element, you can bring to life the most original design ideas.
- Such structures do not harm the finishing materials. They have special doors made of heat-resistant glass, so you don't have to worry about sparks falling on expensive parquet flooring, fluffy carpet or massive floorboard next to the fireplace stove.
- The advantages of a fireplace stove include efficiency. Such devices can work not only on wood, but also on briquettes made of coal or wood.
- Most models have power regulation. With this add-on, you can change the heating power at your discretion. In addition, these regulators help to save fuel.
- Fireplace stoves are quite reliable. High-quality and durable options can serve for a very long time without deforming and without losing their visual appeal.
- Thanks to modern engineering developments, one stove can heat several rooms at once.
- Cleaning of such ovens is quite simple and not laborious, especially if they have a removable ash pan or an additional self-cleaning function.
Despite the considerable number of advantages, the fireplace stove also has its disadvantages:
- The main disadvantage of such structures is that they unevenly distribute heat in the living room. At the same time, warm air accumulates at the top, and the bottom warms up very weakly.
- The fireplace stove is not capable of maintaining the temperature regime set for it for a long time. So, if you warm up your dwelling well in the evening, then in the morning it will no longer be so comfortable. For this reason, it is recommended to "reinforce" such products with additional heating devices, for example, floor heaters.
- According to experts, if you do not use the fireplace stove for a long time, then dust can burn in it, and this will lead to the appearance of very unpleasant odors in the room.
- It is believed that the fireplace stove is more suitable for placement in a country house. For permanent residence conditions, it is better to choose a more suitable option.
- There are times when ordinary firewood for the fireplace stove does not fit in size, which will require additional physical costs from the owners.
- Truly luxurious and original units are usually very expensive.
All fireplace stoves are divided according to the type of fuel used:
- wood-fired ovens;
- on pellets (these are special peat or wood pellets);
- on coal.
As for the raw materials from which such structures are made, they include:
- cast iron;
- combinations of materials.
There are modernized structures equipped with:
- water circuit;
- water tank;
- heat exchanger;
- built-in stove.
Such structures are multifunctional and practical. Of course, such varieties are much more expensive than traditional options that perform only the functions of a heating system.
Let's take a closer look at the most popular and demanded structures from the listed ones.
Wood-fired stoves work up to 12 hours. At the same time, there is no need to additionally throw firewood in them. In addition, the wood burn-out rate can be made more or less by supplying air directly to the stove.
The main advantage of such fireplace stoves is their durability . In addition, over time, wood-burning structures do not deform and retain their original appearance.
Many consumers choose such designs because they are distinguished by high performance, as well as fairly easy installation.
Stoves-fireplaces, which are fired from coal, are recognized as the most economical, therefore they are chosen at least as often as wood-burning models. In this case, until one portion of fuel has completely burned out, you do not need to add another one. In some instances, the "pause" between coal loads can take a whole day, and this is not only economically profitable, but also very convenient.
Of course, burning coal is not as aesthetically pleasing as burning environmentally friendly wood. In addition, a lot of dirt remains from it. Based on these features, we can conclude that a charcoal stove is more suitable for a country house.
Pellet fireplace stoves are economical. They are also distinguished by high heat transfer. However, the cost of such structures cannot be called affordable. They are produced by a small number of manufacturers. Consumers choose these options because they operate without additional downloads.
There are also advanced combined models on the market. Such constructions work not only from pellets, but also from firewood.
With a water circuit
Such fireplace stoves are useful in that they provide hot water to the home. Heating devices with a water circuit heats the house evenly. At the same time, several rooms are heated, and sometimes two floors at once.
Such well-thought-out long-term combustion systems supply the bulk of the heat to the water, which then enters the radiators, forming a good thermal curtain. The air outlet then moves in the opposite direction.
You can heat water with such a structure without connecting the heating itself. This is especially convenient in the warm season, when there is no need for additional heating of the house.
With air ducts
Such heating systems are often used instead of versions with a water circuit. Thanks to the air structures, heating is supplied to other rooms using hot air currents. Such specimens distribute heat evenly over the entire area of the house.
Of course, it should be borne in mind that such systems are not as practical and efficient as traditional boilers.
Ovens with a hob are very popular today. Functional panels are most often made of metal or cermets. Thanks to such structures, cooking is noticeably simplified, especially when it comes to a country house.
The hob or built-in stove is most often equipped with cast iron structures . As a rule, they are divided into two separate sections. One of them is intended for laying firewood, and the second is for cleaning ash.
A two-bell design with a hob or oven is the dream of many buyers. You can assemble it yourself. Of course, such works can hardly be called simple, but they are quite feasible. However, in most cases, consumers turn to specialists to assemble such a useful and functional unit.
With a couch
Such constructions are not so common. As a rule, they are chosen by fans of ancient life. A real Russian fireplace stove in a private house will take up a lot of space, which must be taken into account when choosing it.
The size of the bed can be selected at your discretion . With self-assembly of such a model, it is possible to build even a full-fledged double bed.
The main thing is to make a high-quality ordering of the furnace. The best option is a 40-row design.
If you are tired of traditional designs, then you should take a closer look at hanging fireplace stoves.
Such products can take different forms:
Suspended units can be powered by biofuels or conventional firewood. To install a wood-burning stove, you need a chimney to which the chimney will be attached. As a result, the structure is very large. However, due to the wide selection, you can find more compact options.
Modern biofuel-fueled models do not need additional bends, so they are compact and lightweight.
The advantages of suspended structures are:
- the ability to install anywhere in the room;
- low weight, thanks to which suspension systems can be used in combination with not the most reliable floors;
- original appearance of the hearth;
- rich assortment.
Of the minuses of such heating units, it is worth highlighting:
- high cost;
- weak heat transfer due to design features;
- not suitable for all interiors.
Fireplaces-stoves, in which glass panels are directed to two sides, look especially stylish and modern. Such options can be placed not only in the center of the room, but also in the corner. Often, double-sided fireplace stoves are built into ceilings, which also looks very attractive.
Double-sided units operate on different fuels:
It should be noted that structures with through glass are an excellent design solution for such attractive styles as high-tech, minimalism, chalet, country, Provence.
Cast iron fireplace stoves are rightfully recognized as one of the most popular and demanded ones. Various types of stoves are assembled from cast iron, from a conventional "potbelly stove" to a multifunctional model with cooking appliances.
Most often, such options are addressed in those areas where there is no gas supply. Cast iron models are designed for different types of fuel.
Consider the advantages of cast iron stoves:
- excellent strength characteristics;
- high heat transfer;
- maintaining a comfortable temperature for quite a long time;
- not susceptible to deformation under the influence of high temperatures;
- the ability to install hobs and other additional equipment.
The main disadvantages of cast iron structures are impressive weight and high cost.
Steel ovens are also popular. They are smaller, especially when compared to large cast iron units. However, such models cool down quickly enough, and their service life is not the longest. True, most of the spectacular design items are made from steel. Such options are expensive, but with their help you can give the interior a special chic.
Combined options are often on sale .made of cast iron and steel. Such options are still in many ways inferior to simple cast iron stoves, but they outperform other types of fireplace stoves, since they are lightweight, do not cool down too quickly and are extremely rarely deformed.
Fireplace stoves are made of special refractory bricks. Almost any type of fuel can be stacked in them - there are no special restrictions.
Additional benefits of these products include:
- wear resistance;
- increased strength;
- a small amount of fuel needed to ignite the stove.
These ovens have their own weaknesses:
- Long enough arrangement. Such ovens are built from scratch in the place where they should be located. In this matter, brick options are inferior to metal products that can be bought in a store and delivered at any time.
- Expensive work. The laying of such a fireplace stove should be entrusted only to an experienced professional who, of course, will ask for a considerable amount for his work.
Scope of application
The fireplace stove can be used for various purposes:
- for heating living space (partially or completely);
- for cooking (if the design has a stove, hob or oven);
- for rest (in the case of a model combined with a couch);
- for interior decoration.
Such products can be installed in almost any home . However, experts advise placing fireplace stoves in country and country houses, where they will operate when the owners need it. In addition, despite the shields and partitions, such systems often get dirty with the finishing materials around. Most often this happens if a charcoal stove is installed in the room.
Also, fireplace stoves are often used in the design of closed gazebos. For such spaces, both ordinary fireplaces and models with a barbecue are suitable.
Currently, high-quality fireplace stoves are produced by several manufacturers. Let's get to know them better.
In the rating of Russian companies producing fireplace stoves, "EcoKamin" occupies a leading position. This company closely cooperates with European markets.
The main advantages of the domestic manufacturer are:
- a rich assortment of fireplace stoves;
- fast and high-quality customer service;
- high quality products.
As a rule, consumers leave positive reviews about EcoFireplaces stoves. Many are upset only by the not the most democratic price of domestically produced products.
This is another popular Russian manufacturer that produces high-quality and durable fireplace stoves. In addition, the units of this company differ in their design. In addition to traditional and laconic options, consumers can choose for themselves models with heat-accumulating brickwork, which look very interesting.
The assortment of Termofor includes fireplace stoves of various sizes. Buyers have a choice of both very miniature and fairly large specimens. In addition, many of the company's models are equipped with ovens and hobs.
Tulikivi is a large Finnish manufacturer specializing in the production of stone stoves, corner fireplaces, heating stoves with ovens, stone stoves with ovens, ceramic stoves and fireplaces with ceramic cladding. The assortment of this company is really impressive, as is the quality of the products.
Tulikivi stone stoves and fireplaces are worth mentioning separately. They have large dimensions and excellent strength characteristics. In addition, such models are distinguished by their durability.
However, it is worth noting that the cost of Tulikivi stone fireplaces is quite high - some of the cheapest examples cost about 200 thousand rubles.
This Czech manufacturer produces high quality fireplace stoves with heat exchangers and various cladding (or without it). Most of the models are powered by ordinary firewood. The assortment of this company is very rich. Consumers are faced with a wide selection of designs in different colors. Steel, talcum powder, ceramics, Brazilian sandstone can be used as finishing for ABX fireplace stoves. Products are presented in green, red, brown, gray colors.
If you want to find the perfect fireplace stove, as well as extend its service life, then you it is worth familiarizing yourself with the simple advice of experts:
- If you decide to assemble such a unit yourself, then you should take into account that the durability and practicality of structures is primarily influenced by a correctly drawn up project and drawing. If you do not want to take risks, then it is better to turn to specialists who will help you make a competent design of the future furnace.
- Do not take up the independent manufacture of a fireplace stove if you doubt your abilities. An improperly folded model will be ineffective and even dangerous due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It will be very difficult if not impossible to remake the wrong design.
- Choosing a fireplace stove directly for heating, you need to find out exactly what area it is designed for. On sale there are options for spaces of 60, 80, 100-180 m2.
- Experts strongly recommend purchasing fireplace stoves equipped with heat-resistant glass that covers the hearth. This detail will make the structure safer, especially when compared to a stove with an open firebox.
- When choosing a fireplace stove, you should take into account the size of the room in which you are going to place it. The structure should not interfere with the passage or visually make the space even smaller. For this reason, for small rooms, you should choose small products, and for large rooms, you can pick up something more impressive.
- Before buying a fireplace stove, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the technical documentation. It is in it that you can find out all the characteristics that the unit possesses.
- The fireplace stove is not recommended to be placed in a draft. The room where this object will be located must have good ventilation, as well as constant access to oxygen.
- Such heating units can only be installed in rooms with an area of at least 20 sq. M.
- The chimney is an important detail. As a rule, you cannot do without it when installing a fireplace stove. If your house has a sheet metal chimney, then it must first be properly insulated.
- Don't look for stoves that are too cheap. Refer only to well-known and major brands.
A dark antique-style fireplace stove will look amazing in rooms with walls trimmed with decorative / natural brick, wood paneling or stone. In order for the interior to be harmonious, matte or lacquered natural wood furniture with carved or curved details should be placed in such an environment.
For a modern style, a rounded hanging stove is suitable. Ensembles look especially organic in which a similar object is black, and the decoration and furniture are made in light colors, for example, white.
Double-sided fireplace stoves look great in the middle of a room. With their help, you can create an original interior that creates a romantic atmosphere. The best options for creating such a cozy ensemble are options with brick or stone cladding.
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