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The best stoves for large spaces

The best stoves for large spaces
If you're considering purchasing a wood-burning stove to heat a large area, such as a large living room, dining room or landing, it's important to choose a stove that's suitable for your space. Stoves come in many different types and sizes and choosing the correct stove for your room is key for improving efficiency.

How to choose a stove for large spaces

The best stoves for large spaces are stoves that output a lot of heat or stoves that have multiple outlets for heat. You can also judge how suitable a stove is for heating large spaces by considering the heat output of the stove. Stove heat output is measured in kilowatts (kW), and stoves with a higher kW output produce more heat, making them generally a better choice for heating large rooms and landings.

A good rule of thumb is to divide the cubic space you want to heat by 14 to get an idea of what kW you should be looking at in a suitable stove. For example, if you want to heat a space that is 98 cubic metres, you should be looking at wood-burning stoves with a heat output of around 7kW.

The best types of stoves for larger spaces

If you want to heat a larger space in your home efficiently, the best stoves for larger spaces are usually double-sided stoves, inset stoves, and high kW stoves. Let's take a look at what makes each of these stove types a great fit for heating large spaces:

Double-sided stoves

Often considered the best stoves for large spaces, double-sided stoves have two fronts or openings, which means two sources of heat in a single stove. As well as producing more heat, double-sided stoves can also pump heat out in two different directions, making it easier to warm a large space quickly.

Some of our most popular double-sided stoves include the Mendip Loxton 8 and the Ekol Clarity.

Inset stoves

Inset stoves are wood-burning stoves that fit into the existing chimney breast. They're actually a popular choice with buyers looking for stoves for smaller rooms because of their space-saving design, but they're just as suitable for use in large rooms too. Inset stoves are compact and aesthetically pleasing, making them a solid choice for high-traffic areas like living rooms and landings where style is of utmost importance - just ensuring you’re choosing an inset stove with a sufficient kW output for your space!

Some of our most popular inset stoves include the ACR Tenbury T550 and the The Morsø S120-21 - why not have a look!?


High kW stoves

Ultimately, the kW output of your stove is one of the biggest factors to consider when choosing a stove to heat a large space. Calculating how many kWs you need for your space is a good place to start; this way, you can ensure that your stove outputs just the right amount of heat for your space. (It's possible to buy a high kW stove for a small room and create too much heat, too.) Use our handy method above!

Some of our most popular high kW stoves include the Parkray Aspect 14 Eco and the Stovax Elise 680 Steel Multi Fuel / Wood Burning Cassette Stove 


Get in touch

If you'd like to know more about the best stoves for large spaces or you want to ask any questions about our range, get in touch! Drop us an email at sales@stovesupermarket.co.uk or give us a call on 01226 816 051!

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