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Choose the right stove

You’ve decided that you want a wood burner (and who can blame you?) – but which wood burning stove should you choose? Morsø’s range of stoves is extensive and there’s something to cover everyone’s needs.

It’s natural to let your taste in design rule the decision, but we recommend that consider a few points before you start looking. It will help you to narrow the choices, and make sure you take home the right stove for your home and lifestyle

Radiant or convection stove?

There are two different types of stove: radiant and convection. But which wood burning stove type is best for you?

The radiant stove concentrates the heat around the stove itself, while the convection model distributes the heat widely into the whole room.

The type of wood burner you choose will depend on what you want your stove to do. If you want to be warm and cosy, nestling close to the stove, the radiant model is a good choice. If, on the other hand, the stove is also to play an effective role in heating your home as a primary heat source, you should choose a convection model.

Which size?

The size of your wood burning stove depends on the size of the area you wish to heat.

A stove that’s too large can cause just as many problems as a stove that is too small. If it’s too small, the stove will not be able to heat the room adequately; however, if you buy a stove that’s too big for the room it will become too hot. You will be constantly cutting the air supply to lower the room temperature. As a result, combustion will be incomplete and soot will quickly build up on the stove window and in the chimney. Plus, the amount of soot particles you emit into the environment will be disproportionately high.

We’ve put a size guide next to each of our stoves on this website, so you’ll be able to see what size room they suit best. Please note, the room size is for guidance only. Other aspects such as room design and insulation can affect stove performance too. We recommend that you speak to your local dealer, as they’re very happy to help you decide which wood burning stove is best for you.

Room size kilowatt requirement calculator