How much heat do I require for my room?
A key part of choosing the right stove for your home is getting the right size and heat output, which is measured in kilowatts (kW) and ranges from 3kW to over 15kW. If you get a stove that has too high an output for your home, you may end up having the windows open all the time to cool it down – or running the stove at a lower temperature, which will create more tar and smoke and be less efficient. As a rough guide, if you multiply the height, width and length together and divide this by 14, you ll get a gauge of what size stove you need. (height x width x length 14).