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The heated surface, as well as the hours of accumulation, depends on various factors, including the effectiveness of the thermal insulation of the house, a determining element.

In well-insulated environments, a few loads of wood per day are sufficient to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Generally speaking, the stoves Cerampiù they ensure constant heat for spaces ranging from 60 to 100 mXNUMX, depending on the model. For specific data, consult the technical data sheet of each product on our site.

In well-insulated environments, a few loads of wood will ensure prolonged thermal comfort. However, it should be considered that each home is unique, as are the user's preferences and the variety of seasonal fuel.

Obviously every house is different, as is the user and the fuel itself between one winter and the next!

The manual for each stove lists the load corresponding to the operation required by the regulations for intermittent fire stoves according to which it has been tested and certified in the laboratory.

The technical data sheet also shows the maximum load of wood which, according to our experience and considering the characteristics of the materials, allows us to make the most of the radiation and storage capacity of our stoves.

Now calculate how much wood you can save with a storage stove:

The distinction between a traditional wood stove and a storage tiled stove lies mainly in the design and thermal performance.

The traditional wood stove usually has a simpler structure and immediate heat output. On the contrary, the storage majolica stove is characterized by a complete majolica cladding, a ceramic material that offers aesthetic and functional advantages.

The majolica gives an elegant and customizable touch to the stove, also contributing to a uniform distribution of heat in the room.

This sophisticated design not only integrates well with various home aesthetics, but also ensures optimal thermal performance.

The tiled stove has the ability to accumulate heat during combustion and gradually release it into the environment even after the fire has gone out.

In sintesi, the storage majolica stove represents an advanced solution that combines aesthetics and functionality, offering a longer-lasting and tailor-made heating experience compared to a traditional wood stove.

Choosing the location for your tiled stove is crucial to optimizing the heating of a unique environment.

By placing it centrally, the heat will spread evenly, ensuring comfort throughout the room.

If you want to heat multiple rooms, make sure they are contiguous and communicating through openings that facilitate the passage of heat.

Keep in mind that the sum of the surfaces to be heated must not exceed the capacity of the stove. For detailed advice on the most suitable choice for your home, contact your nearest dealer.

In the case of tiled stoves, the Kw are misleading!

In fact, they are a unit of measurement that expresses the power of the stove, a figure that derives from the quantity of wood loaded and with which the combustion chamber and the stove in question were sized.

So, while kW is important for traditional wood stoves, in storage stoves, the emphasis is on the ability to capture, store and distribute heat efficiently and lastingly, making them an ideal choice for comfort and energy saving .

More and more regions are adopting restrictive regulations on the use of stoves and approxmini biomass to fight air pollution.

The rules, similar to those for cars, become increasingly stricter and vary from region to region.

It is important to note that not all stoves are the same: our tiled stoves are designed with maximum efficiency and with total respect for the environment.

Therefore, they can be used even in areas with environmental restrictions, eliminating unnecessary worries.

If you encounter any problem regarding the operation of your product Cerampiù/Hoxter we invite you to contact the dealer who carried out the installation. He has all the references and data necessary to identify the type of assistance to be provided

The price of our stoves, handcrafted and customizable in every detail, varies greatly depending on the model, any decorations, special effects and optional accessories.

Cerampiù as a manufacturer, it does not deal with inspections, consultancy and drawing up estimates.

The sale of stoves, as well as fireplaces, is entrusted to specialized retailers who guarantee the correct installation of the stove and connection to the flue, as per current regulatory requirements.

If interested in being put in contact with a reseller fill out the contact form, we will provide you with the contact details of the nearest local retailer.

If the glass continues to get dirty, it is a clear sign of incorrect use of the tiled stove. Do these checks to find out what you're doing wrong:

  • Light your stove from above.
  • Use wood with a maximum humidity of 20%
  • Check that the door closes hermetically and that the gasket does not need to be changed.
  • Keep the air register open throughout the combustion phase.
  • Make sure you don't put too little wood! In the manual we indicate the correct quantity.

First of all, open the air register. Split the wood to a thickness of 8/10 cm and light with small 3 cm sticks from above.

Make sure you use wood with a humidity lower than 20%. You can also help the chimney draft by pre-igniting it with small sticks.

It is advisable to recharge only when combustion has finished so there are no longer any flames to avoid smoke escaping when the door is opened.

In any case, you must ALWAYS open the air register at each new loading to facilitate the draft of the flue which will be able to suck in the fumes and limit their escape when opening the door (which must be done slowly).

Additionally, the new cargo requires oxygen to burn and you supply it with the register open.

If the stove is equipped with a system Smart Fire, the air regulation is managed automatically by the stove itself!

For use with continuous recharging, leave the air register halfway and only close it when the heat is off, if you no longer want to recharge.

Never refill with the air register closed!

If the stove is equipped with a system Smart Fire, the air regulation is managed automatically by the stove itself!

Excess ash should generally be removed once a week (1 cm of ash should be left on the bottom as it retains the heat for longer, protects the base of the refractory and facilitates subsequent lighting) while the glass should be cleaned once every 2/10 days. 20 days if the stove is used correctly.

Also remember at the end of the season to clean the flue and internal ducts.

  1. Close the air register during combustion: Set to "closed" only when there are no more flames and you no longer intend to recharge
  2. Reload the wood with the air register closed: Each time you refill, open the register completely and position it halfway only when the wood has caught fire. If you use the stove with continuous recharging you can leave the air register halfway and only close it when the fire is off if you no longer intend to recharge.
  3. Open the door quickly: Opening the door should be done slowly, keeping it ajar for a few seconds before fully opening.
  4. Put laundry to dry on the stove: Any clotheslines or other flammable materials must be kept at a suitable distance.
  5. Use more wood than you need: Use the amount of wood indicated by the retailer
  6. Use the stove or fireplace as an incinerator: Use exclusively firewood and its derivatives, it doesn't burn everything!
  7. Clean with abrasive sponges: Use a soft dry cloth, for dirt that has penetrated the cracks use a sponge moistened with water and bleach.
  8. Load the wood and leave it there: If there is even a small spark under the ash, over time it can cause the combustion to start suddenly and dangerously; therefore only load when you are present and intend to start the stove.
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  • Switching: The process of starting combustion in a stove or fireplace. It can be manual or automatic depending on the type of device.
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  • Brazier: Part of the stove where wood or other fuel is burned.
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  • Gas fireplace: Fireplace that uses gas as fuel, often offering an adjustable flame and immediate ignition.
  • Wood burning fireplace: Traditional fireplace that burns wood to produce heat.
  • Smoke duct: Channel through which burnt gases and smoke are expelled outside.
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  • Heat diffuser: Tool or device that helps distribute the heat generated by the stove or fireplace evenly throughout the room.
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  • Efficiency: Measurement of a stove or fireplace's ability to produce heat relative to the amount of fuel used.
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  • Hearth: The internal part of a stove or fireplace where combustion takes place.
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  • seal: Insulating material used to seal the movable or removable parts of a stove or fireplace.
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  • Wood inserts: Units designed to be inserted into existing fireplaces, improving efficiency and reducing emissions.
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  • Wood: Traditional fuel used in many stoves and fireplaces.
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  • Majolica: Type of ceramic used to line some stoves, known for its heat retention properties.
  • cloak: External structure of a stove or fireplace, often decorative.
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  • Regulations: Rules and regulations that governano the design, installation and use of stoves and fireplaces.
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  • Plate: Internal surface of some stoves where wood is placed for combustion.
  • Port: Opening with hermetic closure used to insert fuel and access the inside of stoves and fireplaces.
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  • Thermal output: Amount of heat actually produced by a stove or fireplace in relation to the amount of fuel consumed.
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  • Custom-made stove: Stove designed and built according to specific customer needs or dimensions.
  • Tiled stove: Stove with majolica ceramic cladding, which offers long heat retention.
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  • Thermo fireplace: Device that combines the characteristics of a stove and a fireplace, often used to heat multiple rooms.
  • Draft: Air flow that allows correct combustion and adequate evacuation of burnt gases.
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  • Ventilation: System that guarantees a constant flow of air for efficient and safe combustion.
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  • Combustion zone: Area inside a stove or fireplace where fuel combustion occurs.

The heating needs of your home

Having established that the calorific value of wood is the same regardless of the type of stove, what makes the difference in terms ofmini of consumption are the number of refills and the quantity of wood loaded in the same period of time.

By comparing, for example, a classic 8 kW wood stove with a stove with 8 hours of storage with the same KW, you can consume 80% less wood.

How to choose the correct stove

If you are thinking about purchasing a wood stove you have probably already come across articles explaining how many kW a wood stove must have and how much it consumes based on the kW themselves.

In the case of storage stoves, looking only at the kW could be a serious mistake. In fact, to put it simply, more kW means more power, and therefore more heat.

But if we are talking about tiled stoves, focusing only on the kW could be misleading. In fact, in the storage stove the same calorific value is simply distributed over more time.

When evaluating a storage stove it is therefore essential to take into account the hours of accumulation (the interval between one charge and another) and the wood needed for each recharge - factors strictly linked to the storage mass of the stove itself.

Therefore, the greater the accumulation mass, the lower the quantity of wood consumed.

Savings calculation table

We took into consideration a time span of 12 hours to compare, with the same heat requirements of the house, how much you would consume with a classic wood stove compared to a storage stove.

However, it is important to underline that consumption depends on many factors including, for example, the insulation of the house or its layout, therefore the estimate is approximate.

What is the heating requirement of your home?

Tips for estimated heat consumption:

Passive house (10-20w)
Energy saving home (30-50w)
Newly built house (50-100w)
Old construction house (100-150w)

People in the house:

To be set only if you want to heat the sanitary water with the stove: the hot water requirement for the bathroom and kitchen depends on the number of people living in the house. With approximately 70 liters of hot water per day, we have an energy requirement value of approximately 0,5 kW per person.

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