Guide to choosing a stove | Yeoman Stoves

Guide to choosing a stove

There is nothing quite like admiring the flames and glow of a stove, whatever the fuel type. If you are thinking of getting a stove for your own property, you might find our guide to choosing a stove useful. This will advise you on the different fuel types available, the style best suited for your home, plus advice on what to do if you do not have a chimney.

Which fuel type do I want?

The first thing you may want to decide is the fuel type you would like in your home. Do you want the real flames of a wood burning stove? Or perhaps the ease of a gas or electric log burner makes an attractive choice?

Solid fuel stove
A wood burning or multi fuel stove offers real flames, creating a homely atmosphere while also warming your living space. With its origins rooted in Dartmoor, renowned for its cold winters, a Yeoman wood burning or multi-fuel stove is designed to give you impressive heat output whether you are burning logs or smokeless fuels.

Gas stove
Built with the same cast iron and steel construction, a Yeoman gas log burner comes in a variety of styles and sizes, and offers all the convenience of gas heating. A gas stove brings realistic log effects of a solid fuel model, but with the ability to turn on and off at the flick of a switch. This is a great solution if you do not want, or have no room, to store logs.

Electric log burner
Yeoman electric log burners can be placed anywhere in your home and come in a variety of styles and sizes. With Veriflame™ technology to control the brightness and colour of the stove’s flames, a Yeoman electric stove simply requires a 13 amp socket to function and can be operated via remote control.

If I don’t have a chimney, can I even have a stove in my house?

Yes. If you do not have a chimney, don’t panic – you have plenty of options available. It will all depend on which fuel type you want, but even if you want a wood burning stove, there are options available to you.

A wood burning stove does require a flue. If you do not have an existing chimney, you may be able to have a pre-fabricated one installed. This works the same way as a conventional chimney would, and allows you to have the living flames from a wood burning stove in your house.

A conventional flue gas stove also requires a flue, but many stoves offer the option to have a balanced flue gas log burner instead. This does not require a chimney and instead uses a twin-wall pipe to vent directly to an outside wall. You can find out more information about how a balanced flue system works here.

Alternatively, requiring no chimney at all, you always have the option of choosing an electric log burner.

What style should I go for?

Once you have chosen your fuel type, you’ll be looking at the style of your stove. Consider if your home is contemporary or traditional, or perhaps a blend of both.

Yeoman stoves offer models that are suited to both styles of home. Many are so versatile they would suit any home, from the likes of a country cottage to a modern town house.

Where do I buy a stove?

We always recommend going to your local retailer to purchase your stove. They will be able to survey your home beforehand, advising on anything specific required for your installation, and will give you help when choosing the right heat output and best options for your space. Use our Find a Retailer page to get in touch with your local retailer.

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