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Calculating Heat Output Required for a Room

A calculatorKeeping your home warm in the winter months can be achieved through a number of methods, the most common one being turning up your thermostat and letting your radiators do the work. However, another option for certain rooms is to use your fireplace to bring you the necessary heat – but how do you know how much heat you need to fill your room. This article will look at the ways to calculate such requirements, and will hopefully help you keep your living room warm when the colder months come around.

Measuring Heat Output

Heat output is measured in kilowatts (kW), and obviously different size rooms require different amounts of kilowatts to heat them. There are a few measurements you need to carry out in order to determine the amount of kilowatts you need. First, you need to get the size of your room in cubic metres. You can do this by measuring the height, width and length of your room in metres and then multiplying them together.

Insulation

When you have the fundamental dimensions of your room, you need to consider the level of insulation you have in your home. Poorly insulated homes are ones without double glazing or loft/cavity wall insulation – if you do not have any of these insulation types, then you need to divide the cubic measurement of your room by 10, which will provide you with the correct kilowatt measurement.

If you have a well-insulated home, you need to carry out the same multiplication to obtain the cubic measurements of your room but in this case you need to divide the result by 25, rather than 10. Often you will not come out with a round number, but it is fine to round it up.

Efficient Fireplaces

There are a number of fireplaces you can use in your home that provide you with a high level of efficiency, producing a large amount of heat for the amount of gas that it burns. High efficiency gas fires such as outset fires and glass fronted fires reach a peak of 86% efficiency, meaning roughly 3.5kW of heat is generated for every 4.1kW of gas burnt. By choosing a high efficiency fire that gives you the correct amount of heat you need, you can keep your room warm and save money on your energy bills in the process.

The Fireplace Studio have over 35 years of experience in the supply and installation of a range of gas and electric fires to a variety of clients. Our knowledgeable, dedicated professionals can advise you on the perfect fire for your home, and our expert Gas Safe registered engineers can install your new fireplace to the highest standard. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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  • Anonymous

    First time service on my gas fire, great job from start to finish, would definitely recommend

    1 week ago

  • Lisa Pinfield

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Excellent advice in the showroom through to the survey and then to the fitting. Fitters were extremely polite..., communicated with me throughout to ensure I was happy with everything and very clean and tidy. Very professional and thoroughly recommended.

    2 weeks ago

  • R Mace

    Price & products were very good.The installation was very efficient from start to finish.Both fitters were very amiable & professional. Thanks.

    1 month ago

  • Doug.Kennett

    This was the sixth fireplace showroom visited, and we found it to be an excellent company in every aspect - professional, highly competent, readily pr...oviding comprehensive quotations whilst in their showroom for various options, and sticking to the price and installation date when the order was placed. The calibre, skill and craftsmanship of the installation team were all exemplary.

    3 months ago

  • Riswan Yarkhan

    Fireplace Studio, are amazing! We had a very precise brief, and Andy went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If you need a new fire, i w...ould highly recommend Fireplace Studio. They are clearly experts in this field, and this is evidence their service and execution.

    4 months ago

  • Mr Raynor

    The whole experience was effortless. From Andy the knowledgable, friendly salesman to the fitters, who couldn’t have been more approachable and acco...mmodating. The finished article looks wonderful. Well pleased. Thoroughly recommended. A job really well done - thank you

    4 months ago

  • Anonymous

    We have just had a new gas fire fitted, we are delighted, the fitter came on time and carried out the work. He put down dust sheets and left everythin...g very clean and tidy. The whole process has been excellent from our initial enquiry at the Studio in Bramcote to the fitting of the fire. Many thanks.

    4 months ago

  • Roger Grimes

    I had a DRU Gas Fire installed; the staff were very professional, from showroom to final installation. Thank you Michelle, Andy, Keegan, Dean and Adam.... They instilled confidence that they knew the product and did a professional installation. I am most happy with the finished job, I would use the company again and recommend them without hesitation. I am also pleased I went to a local family owned business I was also pleased I went to a local family owned business.

    4 months ago

  • Jody Chatfield

    Brilliant service from start to finish, love my new fireplace, workmen were just as good to deal with as the staff in the shop. Would highly recommen...d these peeps.

    5 months ago

  • John And Pam Darby

    We have no hesitation in awarding top marks to the Fireplace Studio. From the start of the process, from visiting the outstanding showroom at Bramcote..., to the completion, with the installation of our fireplace, the service was outstanding. We received impartial but constructive advice, without any pressurised selling, on the type of fireplace most suitable based on our requirements. The installation went so smoothly and the finish is superb. We are delighted and consider that the cost has been fully justified. Thank you Andy, Dean, Keegan and Adam for all your assistance

    5 months ago

  • Anthony Duncalf

    excellent company staff brilliant work fantastic highly recommendable

    6 months ago

  • Janice Ecclesfield

    We have just had our new electric fire fitted and are over the moon with it. All the chopping out was done yesterday ready for the fire to be fitted a...nd today after 4hrs it was and looks beautiful. I cant praise the workmanship enough all the fitters were polite and left no mess. I would definitely recommend this company.

    6 months ago

  • Customer In Derby

    We went in search of a fire before Christmas & attended several retailers. We came across The Fireplace Studio & visited the showroom. Due to the type...of flue we have there were not too many choices, but even so Katie at The Studio was very attentative, listened & gave us several options that we had not considered. We went away to think & she told us not too rush as it was a expense that would need to be right, she also said that she & other staff were there should we have any questions when discussing the way forward. A week later we visited again to have a look at the options, this time we spoke to Graham, again lots of advice & we were listened to. At that point we decided to purchase a fire plus the surround. The price was reasonable within the budget we had set. A date arranged, the staff turned up on the day that they stated in January, the fitters were polite, considerate of your home & as clean as they were able to be due to the work being undertaken. They showed us how to work it & checked to see if everything was as it should be. We were very pleased with our purchase. A couple of days later we found that when turning the gas fire on the flames were higher one side than the other. We got in touch with the showroom & straight away it was sorted, again the fitter turned out to check it, but it looked as though it was a fault at the manufacturers. A new part was ordered, fitted the day after it was delivered to The Studio & checked by the fitter. Excellent customer service, staff, fitters & price. We are very happy with our purchase & would recommend The a Fireplace Studio to anyone.

    7 months ago

  • Brian And Sybil Allt

    Our old fire needed replacing and having seen your web page, we called in the showroom. Very impressed with what we saw and not pressurised at all....your Fitter came today and installed the new fire. We are so pleased with it. It certainly gives out plenty of heat. We will certainly recommend you to friends Brian and Sybil Allt

    8 months ago

  • John Nicholson

    From beginning to end it could not praise them high enough. Knowledgeable salesperson with advice, the surveyor was punctual and left us no doubt abou...t what to expect and the two fitters were efficient, clean and went through the working of the fire thoroughly. A big thank you to all involved. As for the fire itself, well it is just beautiful

    8 months ago

  • Sue & Terry Stagg

    Excellent service from start to finish, a huge thank you to Keagan, Dean and Adam for a really professional job of fitting our fireplace/fire. Sue &...Terry

    8 months ago

  • Dennis And Julie. Sandiacre

    We are absolutely delighted with the installation of our gas log fire. keagan, Richard and Adam did a brilliant job. We would highly recommend the Fir...eplace studio for your fireplace. Thank you.

    8 months ago

  • Mrs Caroline Edmunds

    Hello we are new to the area and I found the shop by a google search and the excellent reviews. Having had terrible problems with previous tradesmen o...ver another fireplace in a different room, it has been lovely to use the Studio. From the first time we went and met Katie and then phone call to various people including Andy, to the assessment by John and then today John and his teams fitting I cannot fault the service and knowledge. The fireplace looks amazing and is the first finished thing in our renovation, very tidy as well in their clearing up and looking after my naughty dog when she escaped! Thank you all! would thoroughly recommend this firm.

    8 months ago

  • Tracy Shield On

    The professionalism show by all their staff was second to none , beautiful fire installed by the lovely Keegan who is excellent @ his job & can, t do...enough to help make installation a seamless job thank you all .

    11 months ago

  • Mrs M

    All went smoothly. Very happy with whole service.

    1 year ago

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