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When choosing to have a wood heater installed, it’s an investment, so it’s crucial that you make the right decision. Today, we’re discussing all things wood heaters. Due to the wide variety of heating options, it can be easy to get confused by everything available on the market. 


The different types of wood heaters 

Let’s talk about the large varieties of wood heaters. Wood heaters vary in style, colour and size. While there is plenty to choose from, wood heaters can be divided into two main categories: freestanding or convection. Each comes with its own benefits and serves a different need, depending on your style of home. What works for your home will depend on what you want to get our of your wood heater. 

Freestanding (radiant)

Radiant styles of fireplaces are specifically designed to radiate heat throughout a large and open space. Due to this ability to efficiently distribute heat makes this style a popular choice. Additionally, this style of wood fireplace heater is especially beneficial for homes with inadequate insulation. In the case of older homes in Sydney, which often lack proper insulation, these fireplaces can provide a practical and effective heating solution.

Built-in (convection)

A built-in or convection style of wood heater heats the home using a fan-forced convected airflow, pushing the hot air through the home. This style of wood fireplace heater is ideal for pushing air through hallways and into other rooms. 


Here’s what to consider when choosing a wood fireplace

Space and number of rooms

Depending on the size of your home and how much of it you’re looking to heat will impact the size of your wood heater. For larger spaces, a freestanding heater such as the Calisto medium freestanding is an excellent choice, heating areas of up to 300m². 

Window glazing and furniture

While it mightn’t be the first thing that comes to mind, your current window glazing and furniture are a huge consideration when purchasing a wood fire heater. Both of these elements can either hold heat in, heating your home efficiently or letting all heat escape. 


As much as a wood heater is a practical decision, it’s also one that considers looks. The aesthetic of your wood heater is usually based on personal preference and the style of your home. While a wood heater isn’t all about looks, this is something to consider. 


What Next? 

Once you’ve gone away and thought about all of these points, you need to measure how big the rooms you want to heat, along with ceiling height and level of insulation. These are key when considering a wood fireplace heater. If you’re truly considering having a wood fire heater installed in your home, then you should get in touch with our friendly team. We’ll provide you with a huge range of options and expert opinions for heating solutions that work for your home. In the interim, if you need some inspiration, stay up to date by following us on Instagram and read our blogs for the latest insider tips.