What types of wood stoves are available on the market for what type of fuel wood?
The reader will carefully read the introduction to this “wood heating” dossier: why choose to heat with wood, and for any questions on wood heating, refer to our forum heating and insulation.
The type of wood-burning appliance essentially depends on the type of firewood used itself depending on the utility and the function of your type of wood-burning: main or back-up, hydraulic or hot air? Here is the classification we offer
Two main families of wood-burning appliances: individual and on central heating
A: “individual” heaters; ie heating in a single “hot” point. Obviously, heat can spread to the rest of the home
- A1: logs stoves, briquettes or charcoal
- A2: pellet stoves
- A3: hydraulic log or pellet stoves with production of hot air and domestic hot water
- A4: other types of wood-burning appliances
B: devices connecting to central heating (generally hydraulic but can be forced hot air); that is to say an appliance of the wood-fired boiler type, most often with pellets or chips.
Other wood burning appliances
Finally, there are many other wood-burning appliances that do not fall into the above categories:
- wood stoves
- complete wood-burning stoves (often hybridized with several energies: wood + gas and / or electric)
- pellet and log stoves
- wood stoves with "bread or pizza oven" function (often included in mass stoves, otherwise ask for it!)
- pans with a small “cooking plate” (see “barbecue” option…)… to see how residual odors are managed?