Checklist: What to know when buying a wood heater...

  1. What is the size of the area you need to heat?
  2. Open plan or small rooms connected by hall-ways?
  3. What is the height of the room the wood heater will be in?
  4. Are your ceilings flat or at an angle?
  5. What type of floor coverings are in the room?
  6. What material is the roof made from? Tiled, metal, pitched, flat etc.
  7. Where will the heater be located? Internal or external wall, corner or flat against the wall or in an
  8. existing chimney.
  9. What materials are the walls made from?
  10. Do you have curtains nearby?
  11. What is the height of the gap in the roof space? Are there any obstructions such as beams that may
  12. require an offset?
  13. What is the distance from the peak of the roof to the point where the flue will exit?
  14. Are there power points located nearby for the fan?
  15. Is your home single or double storey?