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Find Your Perfect Stove Size: How to Calculate kW Output for Your Home

Calculating the ideal stove heat output for your home

When it comes to selecting a stove for your home, it's important to consider the heating needs of each room.


Different levels of insulation, draft, and furnishings can all impact the amount of heat required to keep a room comfortable.


Open-plan living areas or rooms with staircases may also require larger stove sizes, as the heat from the appliance may be naturally drawn away from the immediate area.

To calculate the ideal stove output in KiloWatts (kW) for your home, start by measuring the volume of the room in meters (width x length x height). Then, divide this number by 14 to get a rough guide of the kW output needed to heat the space.

For example, in a well-insulated room with central heating, carpeting, and double glazed windows, a stove with a 5kW output might be sufficient.


On the other hand, a draughty room with single-glazed windows and a wooden floor may require a stove with a 7kW output to provide the same level of heat.

Remember, the aesthetics of the stove should not be the only factor in your decision. It's important to choose a size that will effectively heat the space to ensure you are not too hot or too cold. 


Once you've figured out what KW you need, come and take a look at our fancy range of Electric Stoves here.

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