HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT WOOD HEATER OR FIREPLACE?
Major factors to consider when it comes to choosing a wood heater are:
- Size of your home
- Building layout
- Number of rooms you’d like to heat
WHAT IS AN INSERT HEATER?
Inserts are the perfect way to convert an existing open fireplace into a far more efficient and user friendly heat source. All inserts feature an outer shell which ensures that heat is transferred into the room rather than absorbed into the brickwork. They all feature fans which helps circulate the hot air around the room.
WHAT IS A ZERO CLEARANCE HEATER?
Zero clearance heaters are an option if you want the look of an insert heater but don't have an existing fireplace. Transform any blank wall in your home into a feature insert fireplace without any major structural requirements.
WHAT IS A CONVECTION HEATER?
Designed with an air cavity between the firebox and the outer skin. This means that the air in the cavity heats up, expands and rises, drawing more air in from below and forcing the hot air out through the top of the heater.
WHAT DOES A FAN DO?
Fans draw in air from under the heater and circulates it over the outside of the firebox, then into the room. We recommend that you wait 20 minutes before turning the fan on. This ensures that only pre-heated air is circulated around your home.
WHAT IS THE FIREBOX?
The firebox is the engine of a fireplace or wood heater. It is important to understand what it is made from; how thick the material is and what the warranty is. Firebox thickness can range from 5mm to 8mm and the warranties can range from 5 years to 15 years.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLUE SYSTEM
Choosing the right flue system is as important as the choice of wood heating appliance. To extract maximum performance from your Kent wood heater, we strongly recommend the use of a Maxiheat flue system. Maxiheat flue systems are designed, tested and are in accordance with Australian Standard AS2918. Maxiheat flue systems and components are manufactured to high standards from quality materials. Maxiheat has manufactured flue systems for over 15 years and are the market leader in flue technology.
Fabricated stainless steel, the flues are the highest quality at a budget price. All Maxiheat drop box flue kits incorporate fully welded active stainless steel flues. Also available is a chimney kit to suit in-built heaters.
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR WOOD HEATER
We strongly recommend that you use an authorised installer which usually takes less than a day with minimum disruption to your home. It is important to check local regulations prior to installations as well as specifications provided in the instruction manual. Specifications are a guide only and are subject to change. Insert heaters are not zero clearance appliances and must not be installed in timber stud walls or within an enclosure made of combustible materials. Insert heaters can only be installed into an existing masonry fireplace or a full masonry enclosure.