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Which stove?
Choose the right stove for you based on fuel type.

Which Fireplace?
Choose the right fireplace for you based on style type.

Choosing The Right Stove

At Sligo Stoves & Fireplaces we want you to choose the right stove that will best suit your home. You may have several questions regarding the size of the stove or the choice of fuel that may suit your individual requirements. We hope this leaflet will answers some of these questions and possibly raise some more considerations that you may need to think about before buying your stove. Sligo Stoves & Fires sell leading brands of stoves to heat an individual room or heat several rooms through your existing central heating. You can choose your fuel option of solid fuel, gas, oil, pellets or electric. The technology available today means greater efficiencies of our stoves and the luxury of remote control or the ability to switch on or off your pellet stove via

Convecting Insert Stoves
These stoves operate slightly differently to a conventional stove as it convects its heat rather than radiating it. It allows you to insert the main body of the stove in to the recess of your fire opening and gives you all the benefits of a solid fuel stove without encroaching into your living space. Because the stove body is recessed the hearth does not usually need to be extended into the room. These stoves still give you all the control of the air systems depending whether you want a roaring fire or a lower burning fire allowing the fuel to last longer.

Solid Fuel & Wood Burners
With rising energy costs more and more people are turning to solid fuel as a back up to their existing oil central heating. This fuel type has the following advantages lower fuel costs, better for the environment (if your using seasoned logs), doesn’t need electricity to run and gives a cosy real flame fire that you can control via the air flows on the stove. The only downside to this fuel type is that it is labour intensive. Available in cast iron, steel or soapstone finish these stoves can be traditional or contemporary styled.

Some of our stoves are specified multi-fuel, meaning they can burn solid fuel such as coal, briquettes or logs. This can mean they are more versatile but often results in more ash to be disposed of. Other stoves are specified wood burning only this means they have no grate and the logs burn in their own ashes with the airflow coming in on top of the logs. Seasoned logs that have been stored dry for 18 months or more are all that can be used in these stoves and often offer a higher heat output with less ash and are a carbon neutral fuel.

These stoves can be used to heat an individual room or can be ordered with a boiler to connect to your existing heating system. The stoves with boiler can heat hot water only or up to 19 radiators depending on the model chosen. It’s important to check both the KW (kilowatt) output of your stove and of the boiler on the stove to make sure it meets your heating requirements.

The size of the stove depends on several factors like the size of the room the stove will be in and how much heat you require for the heating system if choosing a boiler model. A common pitfall is to oversize the stove so that it gives enough heat to the heating system but makes the room that the stove is situated in unbearably hot. Some stoves give off a different proportion of their heat to the room than to radiators. Our trained staff will be pleased to explain the differences to you. The heat from an individual stove also depends on several factors from the fuel used to the installation of the stove. A stove built back into the chimney will produce less heat to the room than a stove left fully exposed. A fully exposed stove will also need a larger hearth area to facilitate the cleaning of ashes from the stove as well as providing a non combustible area in front of the stove for safety.

Many people ask us the advantages of one stove over the other. Most branded stoves are of a high quality to take most fuels but all manufacturers will not allow some smikless coals or petroleum coke products as these are very severe fuels on the grate and firebox walls. Branded stoves have the advantage of being around a long time with parts usually easily accessable, cast iron and steel both give similar outputs of heat. Steel heats up quicker and cools down faster while cast iron takes longer to heat up but takes longer to cool down. Soapstone is another finish with great heat conducting properties. It can continue radiating heat from the soapstone long after the fire has gone out and is superior to either cast iron or steel. It’s usually only available on continental style stoves and has a visual appeal all of its own.

Gas Stoves
Gas stoves are a clean efficient way to heat individual rooms with no carrying in of fuel or cleaning out of ashes. The heat is instant and can be turned off if you are leaving the room. The stove requires no power supply and some models can used with a balance flue meaning the stove is completely room sealed and does not require a chimney . The flue simply passes straight through the wall and the stove takes the air it needs to burn from the same connection. These stoves cannot heat radiators just the room they are situated in. All gas appliances should only be installed by a qualified installer and you should as the householder request a declaration of conformance signed by the installer. A gas stove gives great instant heat with the added benefit of a real effect dancing flame fire and the option of remote control. Gas can be supplied by cylinders, through a meter or a bulk tank depending on your locality and heating requirements. All installations should conform to IS813.

Oil stoves
Oil stoves are also an effective way to heat an individual room or with the addition of a boiler several radiators can also be heated. Oil stoves do require an electrical supply but some can also be lit manually. The draught of your flue may affect an oil stove more so than other appliances so we would strongly recommend having your oil stove commissioned properly by an authorised service agent. All chimneys must be lined with a flexible steel liner. A coal set may also be used over the burner however this may reduce efficencies slightly and cause some soot problems. Oil stoves are often available in cast iron or enamel finish with a variety of heat outputs.

Pellet Stoves
Pellet Stoves are new to our country and is a new take on wood burning, allowing you to pre-programme your stove so that the heating is on when you come home or upgrade to a GSM model and use your phone to text on or off your stove. Pellet stoves are a growing green energy solution for people who would like a wood burning stove but may not have the time to start a solid fuel stove every evening for heat. The stove produces very little ash which can in turn be used in the compost or on flower beds. Pellets offer a low running cost while giving you the options of timed heat and very little labour of carrying fuel and ashes in and out. You can order your stove as a room heater or have a boiler on it as well to heat hot water and radiators. There is now also the option of a multifire unit that must be built in. This stove can be started on pellets and then use seasoned logs to burn. Contact our staff for more details.

Choosing The Right Fireplace

At Sligo Stoves & Fireplaces we want you to choose the fireplace that’s right for you. Using expertise from years in the heating business & information from suppliers, these handy hints & tips are here to help you choose the fireplace that’s right for your home.

What size of fireplaces should you choose?
Most fire surrounds as sold in two sizes 54” and 60” some surrounds can fall between these sizes but your sales consultant can advise you best on the choice to suit your room. You will need to know the width of your chimney breast to see what size surround can fit on it. Depending on the overall size of the room a smaller fireplace 54” may suit the room better even if the chimney breast could take a 60” surround.

What size of fire can I have?
This will depend on what size has been left by the builder during construction the general size after installation is 16”. You can have a larger opening but this sometimes limits the amount of choice of fire fronts that you can then choose from. Please bear in mind that larger openings may need to have larger flues than standard and this should be discussed with your builder or architect if you would like to have a higher than normal fire opening or a larger than normal fire opening.

Should I choose wood or stone and marble surrounds?
Many factors will affect the final choice you make on your fire surround from the room d├ęcor to budget you may have allocated to the fireplace. More and more of our customers are choosing marble or natural stone as their surround of choice as this means they are not trying to match up wood floors, doors & skirting with their fireplace. Natural stone & marble may have veining or different colour shades to what you see on display or in a brochure, your sales consultant can advise you on what variations may be in your material of choice. Natural stone can stain if not cared for properly especially if you are using solid fuel. Many of our customers have opted for a stone surround combined with a cast iron insert and granite hearth for easier mantainence and we only recommend complete limestone or sandstone fireplaces for gas or electric fires