Oil Stoves

As times as changed, so have the ways in which properties produce heat during cold spells. It is common now for rooms to be heated using a central heating system rather than an individual fireplace. However, there is still a demand for traditional oil stoves, which can be used for both a businesses and home users alike.

Oil stoves (also known as oil burning stoves and oil fired stoves) are small kiln-like machines which heat up the oil, producing flames.  Whilst the oil burns, air enters the pressured oil stove which emits enough heat to keep the designated room warm. Often these are made of a sturdy metal material; most commonly cast iron is used. This material has been used for centuries due to its ability to conduct and radiate heat, along with its durability and solid design. The stoves are also fitted with special respirator which prevents any fumes filling the room, making them safe to use in confined spaces.

Oil Stove Types

There is a competitive niche market for oil stoves, and as a result it can be difficult deciding which product to choose for your own requirements. The variations available should be carefully considered by anyone interested. One important aspect to monitor is the output of the oil stove, which can vary from 1KW to 10KW and anywhere in between. The higher the output, the higher the consumption of oil and those on a budget will need to consider what they require, and whether this outweighs the cost. Some oil stoves have an optional coal kit, which can improve the time taken to produce an adequate amount of heat. Once the required level is reached, many modern oil stoves also now include a thermostat keep the temperature at the required level.

Oil Stoves For Boats

Due to the convenient size and economical output, one of the most popular uses for oil stoves is on board both domestic and corporate boats. In the environment where electric and gas can be sparse, the stoves heat quickly and safely, offering comfort in an environment which may not be easily heated. Of course, these advantages can also be particularly good reasons for both home and office users to purchase.

Benefits Of Oil Stoves

Initially, some people may believe that oil stoves are outdated for a reason and no longer have any real advantages when compared to modern gas or electric heating systems. However, this could not be further from the truth, as there are advantages. Whilst not necessarily important to everyone, oil stoves are aesthetically appealing and definitely add character, not to mention the relaxing effect a warm flame casts over a room. The other key advantage to the design is the strong metal materials they are cast from, which are extremely durable and require little maintenance. Furthermore, money can be saved compared to modern systems. The stove oil itself is extremely cheap and consumption of the oil maximised in modern stoves, which means you get a lot more for your money as they can run continuously for long periods of time. Another key advantage is that rooms can be heated by flame, even if the building does not have a gas supply.