This is a very interesting question that has been asked by many of our customers, and the reason for this is that there are so many different styles and types of multi fuel stoves available on the market today. This article will attempt to answer some of the questions that have been raised by customers about these products.
Multi fuel stoves were first developed in Europe due to high heating costs during winter. A primary goal was to reduce the amount of time it took for a fireplace to heat up a room using different technologies such as air-tight glass doors, side loading grates etc. Efficiency was also increased through the use of convection technology which helps circulate heat faster within a home living space. As well as having highly efficient fireboxes with a smoke reducing technology such as ‘secondary air supply’ and large glass openings to allow for greater viewing.
The very first of these stoves were not particularly good looking and only used solid fuel, but they did prove that it was possible to burn many different types of fuels successfully in the one appliance. This meant customers could save money by using cheaper alternative heating sources such as wood instead of more expensive mains gas or electricity.
This was the beginning of what we now know today as a multi-fuel burner stove which can be run on a variety of fuels including smokeless coal, wood or peat alongside traditional fossil fuel sources such as LPG (liquified petroleum gas) and natural gas. These appliances offer customers choice when it comes to deciding on their heating fuel. There are very few appliances that can operate on multiple fuels, one of these is the multi-fuel stove which has become extremely popular in the UK over the last couple of decades.
Multi-fuel stoves are designed to be flexible, efficient and practical. They can be adapted according to the seasons and used for heating homes as well as water heating. Stoves come in two types of solid fuel; smokeless coal or wood/briquettes.
So why has there been such growth in the popularity of multi-fuel stoves?
There are various reasons for this but some of these include that they give homeowners the flexibility to choose their energy source (for example during periods of economic instability) whilst also offering environmental benefits due to reduced emissions, low ash production and long burn times. Multi-fuel stoves offer enormous savings on your energy bills, especially if you heat with gas or oil – it is estimated that you