Benefits of a steel multi-fuel stove

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Choosing between a cast iron stove, and a steel stove can be tricky. And that’s before you’ve spent time deliberating between a multi-fuel stove and a wood burning stove. Either a cast iron stove or a steel stove can be incredibly effective at heating your home. But why would you choose a steel stove, instead of cast iron? Well, here at JMS Stoves, we are Birmingham’s leading stove experts, and this is our guide to everything you should know about the benefits of steel stoves.

What are the benefits of a steel multi-fuel stove?

There are a number of advantages of steel stoves. With the main benefits including:

  • the speed to heat up
  • traditional or contemporary style
  • quality material

The speed to heat up

Steel stoves are much faster to heat up than cast iron stoves. And this means that your home can be warmed through in a lot less time, by using a steel stove. Not only will your home warm faster, but it will also cost less to heat. Simply because it will take less time for your room to reach optimum temperature. This means you could be spending less money on fuel.

Traditional or contemporary style

When you think of steel stoves, you probably think of ultra-contemporary stunning design pieces. And while this is true, there are some stunning, contemporary steel stoves out there, traditional steel stoves are also an option.

In fact, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from when opting for a stainless steel stove. And this means that steel can be the perfect choice for a range of households, from the contemporary, to the traditional.

Quality material

You might have heard some horror stories about steel. And cracked or warped stoves. Unfortunately, these stories are entirely possible if you purchase a low quality steel stove. And if you instead opted for a low quality cast iron stove, you’d also see the same effects. It’s not steel itself that is an issue for stoves, its the quality of the material. High quality steel can create some stunning, long lasting, durable stoves.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves in Birmingham.

Benefits of installing a multi-fuel stove in the summer

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about buying a multi-fuel stove in the summer.

What are the benefits of installing a multi-fuel stove in the summer?

There are a number of reasons why purchasing and installing a multi fuel stove in the summer months is so effective. These include:

  • High amount of stock availability– once the autumn months begin, availability of stoves begins to decrease as more and more people have these installed in preparation for winter. Buying in the summer can be a good way to beat the rush. This brings two advantages:
    • You have more choice- you can be sure to get the model of stove that you really want instead of having to compromise on design or style.
    • You can have your stove installed quickly- you wont have to wait as long for your stove to be installed if this is purchase and arranged in the summer, due to the decrease in demand at this time of year.
  • Plenty of time to prepare- purchasing and installing a wood burning stove in the summer months provides plenty of time for winter preparation. By the time winter arrives, you should be well stocked up on your preferred type of fuel, and you will know exactly how to operate and use your multi fuel stove for the biggest benefits for your household. In addition, if there any teething problems, these can quickly be resolved.
  • Saving money on bills- with the energy cap set to rise again in October, installing a multi fuel stove before this date could help to save you money on bills. With a fully installed and working multi fuel stove you can cut down dramatically on the amount of central heating needed and this could be crucial this winter.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing a multi-fuel stove for a small room

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about multi fuel stoves for small spaces.

What are the important considerations when choosing a multi-fuel stove for a small room?

If you are thinking of installing a multi-fuel stove in a small room or home there are a number of important considerations to take into account. These include:

  • The positioning of your multi fuel stove- small homes or rooms may not have access to a chimney but this doesn’t mean that you cant install a multi fuel stove. However, it does mean that your stove will need to be positioned in a certain part of the room, against an exterior wall so that a flue can be installed. This is essential for safety.
  • The size of your multi fuel stove- it might be tempting to just opt for a standard or large multi fuel stove but this will create too much heat for a small space, becoming overwhelming very quickly. It can also take up a lot more space in your room than you might have guessed which can be very impractical for a small room. As a result, a compact multi fuel stove can be the best option, as these are designed to warm smaller space efficiently and effectively, without wasting heat.
  • The style of your multi fuel stove- no matter how large or small your space is, the design of the multi fuel stove should always complement your overall design intentions for the room. Compact multi fuel stoves are available in a range of designs and styles to suit your preferences, from traditional to contemporary.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

How can a multi-fuel stove help reduce energy bills?

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A multi-fuel stove can be the perfect solution to the current energy crisis, helping to save energy usage in your home, and ultimately reduce bills and monthly costs. But how can a multi fuel stove help you? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about how multi-fuel stoves can help to reduce your energy bills.

So, how can a multi-fuel stove help reduce energy bills?

A multi fuel stove can be very effective for saving money on energy bills in a number of ways. These include:

  • Heating the home- central heating is one of the most popular option for home heating but this is becoming increasingly expensive. A multi-fuel stove can provide suitable heating for your property, helping you to stay warm all year round, without having to use the central heating at all. But even reducing your central heating reliance can make a notable difference to your monthly gas bill.
  • Impressive energy efficiency- during the manufacturing process, new multi fuel stoves are rigorously tested for their functionality, heat output and most importantly energy efficiency. If you are running an older boiler, even an older combi boiler, you might be surprised to know that a multi fuel stove can actually be more energy efficient than this older central heating system. What this means is that more of the fuel is converted into heat successfully, with less heat lost or wasted during the process. So not only is fuel for the stove cheaper to buy and use than energy from the gas supplier, but this can actually heat your home more too.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Benefits of replacing electric fires with multi fuel stoves

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With energy bills soaring and looking likely to rise even further, you may be wondering about changes you can make to reduce electricity and gas reliance. A multi-fuel stove can be just such a positive change. But why should you consider switching to a multi fuel stove, from an electric fire? And what are the benefits of this? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about how multi-fuel stoves compare to electric fires.

What are the benefits of replacing electric fires with multi fuel stoves?

There are a number of reasons why a multi-fuel stove can be a more effective option than an electric fire. These include:

  • Reducing energy bills- electric fires can be expensive to run, and this is a cost you might not notice until the end of the month, when the electricity bill arrives. With a multi-fuel stove, you can cut down drastically on your bills, as you wont need to use electricity to keep your home warm. You can also cut down on the gas bill, as a multi-fuel stove can warm your whole house, so you don’t have to rely on central heating.
  • Effective heat distribution- there is no doubt that a multi-fuel stove provides a much more effective and efficient heat distribution, heating both large and small spaces effectively. The heat will also stay around longer, after the fire has been extinguished.
  • Heating in a power cut- with a multi-fuel stove, you will still have heat and warmth from the fire, which is not something that an electric fireplace can offer.

Important considerations

Although multi-fuel stoves offer more advantages than an electric fireplace, there are some considerations, including:

  • Multi-fuel stoves need a chimney and this will need to be well maintained too
  • Electric fires can simply be plugged in, which is easier than building and maintaining a real fire.

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing the right multi-fuel stove

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new stove, either for the first time, or as a replacement for your older model, you might feel overwhelmed by choice. But that’s why we’re here. Here at JMS Stoves, we are wood burning and multi-fuel stove experts, and we help people make the right decisions about their new stove, every day. So what are the most important considerations when it comes to choosing the right multi-fuel stove? And how can you make the perfect choice for your home?

What are the considerations for choosing the right multi-fuel stove?

The perfect multi-fuel stove will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Size- the size of the multi-fuel stove you choose is incredibly important. Using the wrong size stove makes it more difficult to heat your home effectively. For example, a stove that is too small for your room will not help to provide adequate or efficient heat, while a stove that is a little larger might not comfortably sit where you need it to, and will heat up your space too quickly.
  • Style- traditional or contemporary, choose a multi-fuel stove to suit the design or style of your space. This will help create a focal point in any home, in any home.
  • Material- Some stoves are available in iron or steel. Although you might think this is just an aesthetic feature, but the different material can change the performance of the stove. For example, an iron stove might take longer to heat your home, but will retain heat for longer than a steel stove. But if you want your property to heat up quickly, a steel stove could be a better choice.
  • Efficiency- one of the most important things to consider when choosing a new multi-fuel stove is the efficiency of the design. Choose a stove that produces the most heat, from the smallest amount of fuel.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Different shape options for wood burning stoves

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Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And we offer professional installation and advice to homeowners and property developers across the area. We have produced this guide to everything you should know about the different shape options for wood burning stoves.

What are the different shape options for wood burning stoves?

There are a number of different shape options available to choose from for your new wood burning stove. These include:

  • Cylindrical stoves
  • Rectangular stoves
  • Rounded stoves

Cylindrical wood burning stoves

Wood burning stoves with a cylindrical shape are increasing in popularity, particularly for contemporary homes and contemporary interior design. These are often free standing and can make a dramatic visual impact in any space. Cylindrical stoves can also be teardrop shape or even completely round.

Rectangular wood burning stoves

These are probably the most common shape option for any stove, as many standard wood burning stoves are either rectangular or square. These are available in both highly contemporary designs, as well as very traditional design options, to suit any home. As the more standard stove shape, rectangular stoves can be easier to fit into standard fireplaces and alcoves.

Rounded wood burning stoves

Rounded wood burning stoves straddle the line between the cylindrical design and the rectangular design, using curved glass doors at the front, or curved side panels to transform a basic rectangular stove into something more contemporary.

Choosing the right shape stove

To choose the right shape stove for your property there are a couple of considerations to bear in mind. These include:

  • The amount of space available
  • The style and design of the room

For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Benefits of a cast iron stove this New Year

Put aside your list of New Year resolutions and instead think about choosing a cast iron stove to transform your 2022. Cast iron stoves can be an incredible feature, as well as a practical addition to any home. And we are sure it will make you happier than that gym membership! Here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to why you should choose a cast iron stove this New Year,

What are the benefits of a cast iron stove this New Year?

Cast irons stoves are the perfect way to get that cosy feeling this winter. And with temperatures set to plummet through January and February, its a great time to think about installing one in your home. But what kind of benefits can you expect? Well, cast iron stoves are:

  • strong, reliable, resilient and durable- a cast iron stove from a reputable supplier is built to last. This means that it wont warp or bend with the heat of the fire, and you wont have to worry about repairs or replacements.
  • stunning design- cast iron stoves can be created to be traditional and welcoming, or contemporary and stunning so, you can choose whatever style will fit your home.

Should you choose a multi-fuel or wood burning stove?

So when it comes to cast iron stoves, should you choose a multi-fuel, or a wood burner? Well, there are advantages and disadvantages to each, but the main difference is that a wood burner is designed specifically to burn wood, so other fuel forms would not be an option to heat your home. On the other hand, the multi-fuel stove is built to burn a range of materials so you will have the full range of fuel options.

For more information, or for your multi-fuel stove installation, get in touch today, here at JMS Stoves.

Choosing the right fuel for multi fuel stoves

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With wood burning and multi-fuel stoves increasing in popularity over recent years, there has also bee a rise in the number and type of different fuels. With a wood burning stove you should be sticking to FSC wood, but there are more options for multi-fuel stoves. So what are the suitable fuel types for multi-fuel stoves? And which type of fuel will best suit your requirements? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to help choose the right fuel for your requirements.

Choosing the right fuel for multi fuel stoves

There are a number effective fuel options for steel or cast iron multi-fuel stoves. These include:

  • Wood and logs- you can burn wood on a multi-fuel stove. Just like logs for a wood burner, you should only choose wood that is FSC approved.
  • Smokeless fuel briquette– these are specifically crafted briquettes that can be used on a multi-fuel stove, without creating smoke. These are very popular as they are easy to light, and reach a very high heat. These also leave no waste, just ash.
  • Anthracite- this is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel, with a long burn time. However, it is not as easy to light as the manufactured fuels, like the smokeless briquettes.

Fuels to avoid for your multi fuel stove

There are some fuels to avoid for your multi-fuel stove as well. These include:

  • House coal- Unless specifically stated in your manufacturer’s guide, you should avoid using house coal in your stove at all costs. This is because the house coal burns at a much higher temperature, which could cause damage, while the smoke will also blacken your stove’s glass.
  • Peat- Peat is not a renewable source of energy, and could cause environmental damage.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.

Using a stove for winter heating

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With big increases expected for the cost of energy across the UK in the next few months, just as the temperature plummets, there has never been a better time to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. But how can these be used to heat your home in winter? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we offer a range of stoves that could be perfect for any home. As a result, we have produced this guide to tell you how you can heat your home with a stove this winter.

What are the options when using a stove for winter heating?

Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves are available in both cast iron, and steel varieties. These are designed in a range of styles, from traditional to ultra-contemporary so there is something to suit any home. While cast iron stoves take a little longer to heat up, they do retain heat for longer. So if you want instant warmth when you walk in from the snow, a steel stove could be a good option. But if you want to warm your home through for the evening, without using as much wood or fuel, an iron stove could be a good choice.

Either stove you choose, you could see a big heat output, as long as you choose the right size stove for your room or home. Here at JMS Stoves, we can help you with that.

Wood burning stoves

Wood burning stoves are designed only to burn wood, and are created with efficiency in mind so that you will get the most heat from as little wood as possible.

Multi-fuel stoves

Multi-fuel stoves are designed to burn wood, coal and other fuel sources. This means you can choose a range of alternatives, and you wont have to rely on wood.

Coming home to a stove is a great way to relax and unwind as you thaw out. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves.