The advantages of a handcrafted stove
Nowadays, many craftsmanship services are being replaced by industrially manufactured solutions. The wood-burning stove industry is also struggling with this.
The supply of industrially manufactured steel stoves in DIY stores is booming. At first glance, these offers seem temptingly cheap. However, handcrafted stoves have many advantages and are superior in many respects.
A stove works efficiently if it utilizes the obtained heat energy as completely as possible, i.e. stores it comprehensively and releases it evenly over a long period of time. Stoves made of steel cannot do this. They release the heat energy instantly after lighting.
This is completely different for a stove with a fireclay storage mass. The natural material has a high heat capacity. It literally soaks up the energy of the fire like a sponge. The absorbed heat is stored in the material and released evenly over a long period of time. This results in long heating intervals in which the fuel is utilized to the maximum and you heat economically and efficiently.
Heating with wood is an environmentally friendly and resource-saving solution that makes a major contribution to the energy transition. Of course, renewable raw materials are only truly sustainable if it is ensured that they can actually grow back and are used efficiently.
With a stove made of fireclay, we make particularly good use of wood fuel. While stoves made of steel release heat energy immediately, a stove made of fireclay stores the heat and releases it evenly over a long period of time. This results in long heating intervals in which the fuel is utilized to the maximum and sustainably. How to heat in an environmentally friendly way!
Radiators or hot-air stoves, even wood-burning stoves without storage mass, heat the room by heating the air flowing past and unfortunately also drying it out in the process. Brittle skin, irritated eyes and scratchy airways are the result.
The situation is completely different with a hand-built stove made of fireclay. This stores the heat in the storage mass for a long time and releases it again evenly in the form of radiant heat. Not only does it feel good, it also does you good. On the one hand, because we are warmed down to the depths. And secondly, because much less dust and germs are stirred up.
Homes are often passed down through generations. Accordingly, foresight is required, even when it comes to the question “How do I heat?”. After all, the heating system should be future-proof and meet the challenges of the energy transition. The solution must be energy-saving, cost-effective in the long term and be able to guarantee a long service life.
Heating with wood can do all this, provided you choose a combustion system that works efficiently and is of high quality. A stove made of fireclay is just that: efficient and heat-resistant.
You should feel comfortable in front of the stove. Optics play an important role here. The stove must match your personal taste and fit in perfectly with your living style. An individually handcrafted stove offers the greatest creative freedom. The possibilities here are almost endless: whether modern or traditional. There are virtually no limits to your imagination.
And that’s not all: a custom-built stove is perfectly matched to the respective spatial conditions and heating requirements; everything is possible, from a large-scale system with heat exchanger that heats additional rooms and hot water to a compact storage stove in a low-energy house.