Currently we have an open fireplace in our home that we never use due to having children and fearing they might touch it so we have been considering getting a wood- burning stove instead. Not only do we love the look of a wood burning stove, they produce far fewer emissions than an open fire.
Stove’s are a popular choice when it comes to heating our houses, but if you’re anything like me, you probably find that trying to choose the right one boggles your mind a bit!
Allow me to introduce Arada, who are a leading stove manufacturer born and bred in the U.K. They started as a small family business based in Lyme Regis, Dorset back in 1966 and have been making and supplying wood and multi-￼
fuel stoves to warm our homes for over 30 years.
So where do we start when it comes to choosing one?
Arada Stoves supply a collection of both traditional and modern styles, so deciding on what kind of look you want to go for it probably a great starting point.
Taking the age and style of your house in to consideration is always a good idea. Modern stoves fit perfectly in to a new build, Scandinavian or mid century modern style home, whereas a traditional stove would look right at home in a period property, however there are no set rules and either style would work in any home. It just comes down to your personal preference.
Something else to consider is the size of the stove as you can go for anything from slimline model to a duo design. You also need to think about the location of your new stove and whether you have an existing fireplace you’d like to fit it in to and if you want a freestanding design, an inset, which is designed to replace an open fire or a cassette style that sits in a recess in the wall.
Each stove comes in an array of finishes and colours including, Mist, Slate, Midnight, Atlantic, Spice, Sandcastle and Chestnut, so you’re sure to find one to compliment your home and style.
Something to also take in to account is the amount of heat required for the room. You can calculate this by multiplying the room’s width, depth and height in metres and then dividing by 14. This will give you the average heating requirement of the room in kilowatts.
What about the environment?
The majority of Arada’s stoves are now SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) Ecodesign ready, which means they are verified to meet the emissions regulations being brought in to effect in 2022.
Ecodesign ready is a new European law designed to reduce emissions and improve air quality and Arada are already taking action to ensure their products meet theses requirements.
Arada’s new Ecodesign appliances produce far fewer emissions than an open fire or older style stove which is always good to hear. The latest models that already meet these requirements include the Holborn and Holborn gas which is a timeless classic designed to look great in any setting.
Arada Holborn Arada Holborn Gas
I hope this post has helped anyone thinking of getting a stove installed in their home by breaking down some of the options that are available to you.
Until next time,