Introduction to Wood Burning & Multifuel
There is nothing quite like a real fire to give that enduring warmth to your home and our wood burning and multi fuel stoves do just that. Ultra efficient and incorporating the latest and best clean-burn technologies these stoves not only look great but will heat your home in a very efficient manner.
Secondary combustion is the re-ignition of the hot flue gases rising from the main combustion chamber. In order for this to occur turbulent heated air needs to be introduced above the fire. The advantages of secondary combustion are a bright and lively flame and much improved heating efficiency.
Wood is a renewable fuel, and therefore the environmental benefits of using a wood burner to heat your house are considerable. With high prices of oil and gas, burning wood and solid fuel to heat your home also makes great economic sense. Our leading ranges all conform to EN 13240
The ability of our multi fuel stoves to burn both wood and solid fuels gives you flexibility when your first choice of fuel is not available.
A Salamander cast iron multi fuel stove is more than the perfect heat source. It will become an integral part of your home, a solid piece of furniture and a warm and loyal friend that will give you many years of joy. For the same reason, we have over the years chosen to let recognised designers create some of our stoves to ensure their longevity – both in terms of quality and design.
There are several good reasons for buying a wood-burning stove:
Reduce your heating bill
Wood burning is the cheapest type of heating, even if you have to buy the wood. Compared to the cost of running an oil-fired central-heating system, you will save a minimum of 50 per cent. Even compared to electric and gas heating, wood burning also offers good value for money.
Even if you have to buy the wood, a wood-burning stove will make financial sense compared to electricity, natural gas and oil. Depending on the current price, you will be able to reduce your heating bill by at least 50 per cent.
A comfortable and fast form of heat
Light your stove, and the heat from the stove will instantly make the room warm and cosy, whether it is direct radiated heat or the more evenly distributed convection heat.
A warm piece of furniture
A wood-burning stove is not just a heat source, but also an attractive and functional piece of furniture that creates a lovely feeling of warmth and cosiness with the living flames.
Salamander stoves have always used solid cast iron throughout the firebox – not only in critical places.
Cast iron has a number of clear benefits compared to other materials: It does not buckle (keeps its shape) during use, so the doors remain airtight. Cast iron is particularly suitable for heating as it retains the heat for longer and ensures an even and comfortable heat distribution. If you want the stove to burn overnight, cast iron is your best choice.
One of the most important pre-conditions for an efficient fireplace is the chimney. In principle, the chimney functions as the engine of the stove. If the installation does not produce the correct draught, it will not function as it should. New stoves place higher demands on, e.g., draught and chimney conditions than older stoves using traditional combustion principles.
Draught in the chimney is created as a result of the difference between the high temperature in the chimney and the relatively colder outside temperature. Good draught is created when:
There is a big difference between the temperature in the chimney and outside.
The weather is clear.
The chimney has the right height.
Reduced draught will occur when:
The temperature difference is too small. For example, if the chimney is poorly insulated.
The outside temperature is too high. For example, during the summer.
There is no wind.
The chimney does not have the right height, so that it is sheltered by the roof face and high trees. In these cases, there is a high risk of smoke coming back down the chimney.
Air enters the chimney where it shouldn’t, e.g. through cracked joints.
Contact your chimney sweep to have your chimney regularly checked.
Salamander stoves are the sensible choice when investigating which stove to choose for the following reasons;
Due to the excellent properties of cast iron and the superior construction of our cast iron stoves, Salamander stoves are proud to supply a manufacturer 10-year warranty against casting and production defects.
Cast iron emits a constant and even heat. Salamander stoves use state of the art secondary combustion technology to ensure the maximum of every log or nugget of coal is extracted.
Parts are easily replaced, e.g., moving parts. Salamander stoves guarantees that it will be able to supply spare parts for at least 10 years after a model is discontinued.
Nationwide dealer network
Salamander stoves are building a wide European dealer network. Through training and ongoing product information, we train our dealers so they can always offer you the best possible advice on purchase, installation and services.
Designers and architects ensure that every Salamander stove is a marriage of form and function. The key reasons for choosing a salamander stove for your heating requirements are;
a high efficiency.
a low emission of harmful particles, of carbon monoxide (CO),and of organic connections (OGC).
use of more environmentally friendly manufacturing materials.
a user manual that ensures maximum potential from both wood and stove.
a tested stove that meets strict demands as to quality and function from an unbiased institute.
control of uniformity in the production.
Eco-label compliance requirements:
Efficiency: min. 73%
Particles: max. 5 g/kg wood
Carmon monoxide (CO): max. 0,2%
OGC: max 150 mg/m3
All criteria must be met
Salamander stoves and the environment
Mankind has been using fire to provide heat for thousands of years. But it's a long way from the open fires our forbears gathered around to a modern stove from Salamander stoves.
A Salamander stove is an advanced system for burning wood and, used properly, is among the most environmentally friendly heating solutions in the world.
When a wood-burning stove is used, an environmentally correct energy source is being used, because wood is a non-fossil natural product. Burning wood is CO2-neutral, in the sense that the CO2 released by combustion was bound to the tree throughout its lifetime.
Wood is moreover one of the few energy sources that are renewable, as opposed to oil and gas. We can always plant new trees to replace the ones we have cut down.
Salamander stoves and standards
Salamander stoves are environmentally clean wood-burning stoves that meet the strictest environmental standards in the world, and naturally all Salamander stoves comply with European standard EN 13 240. This means that all our stoves are CE-marked.