Obviously, the bigger your stove, the bigger the firebox. It will then be able to burn a larger quantity of wood or pellets. However, when choosing the size of your stove, you need to take into account the configuration of your living space.
The larger the space, the bigger your stove will need to be. Is your living space open-plan, with kitchen, dining room and lounge? Or is it an isolated room in a small space? Calculating the surface area, volume and layout of your living room is a good indicator of the power of the stove you should choose for optimum heating.
If you have a large open-plan room, it's best to opt for a medium wattage stove. This will be more than enough to heat the whole room.
For a space with several partitioned rooms, we recommend a masonry heater with an accumulation system. This will distribute the heat evenly throughout the room.
For a spacious living room that already has an old stove, an insert is the ideal solution, as it requires very little fitting out. It offers a pleasant view of the flames and optimum comfort, with heat distributed evenly throughout the room.
Of course, there are many other criteria that can influence your choice. To find out more, we invite you to read our article on choosing your stove or insert, or to contact an expert.