In Lacunza, we have a vast network of distributors to keep us close wherever you may be. They will help you in your purchase to ensure you get the product you need for your home. In any case, certain aspects should be taken into account before contacting your closest distributor so that you know what you really want and need.
To obtain a satisfactory experience with your wood burning stove or fireplace, the first basic step is for it to be the right size and offer adequate power. If you've never had a wood burning stove or fireplace, it’s difficult to know the power you will need to heat your home. At Lacunza, we have you in mind. So, we have a Power Calculator that you can use to avoid making strange calculations or assumptions.
Air supply to your home or wood burning stove is important to ensure it works correctly. If your house if very well insulated or has mechanical ventilation systems or extractor hoods, there may be operational problems (exhaust blow-back, for example). In this case, we recommend that you choose a “sealed unit” that allows air supply required for combustion to be protected from the exterior, which will completely prevent such incidents. In Lacunza you will find a large number and variety of options.
Insulation is another factor to keep in mind. If your home is not well insulated, it will require more heat. In any case, if your home has good insulation it will require an exterior air supply.
An incorrectly sized exhaust vent is the reason behind malfunctioning in many homes or wood burning stoves. You can consult this subject in the installation manuals, but it can be summarised as follows:
You probably know where you want to put your wood burning stove or fireplace but it’s not always the recommended place. You should take the surrounding materials into consideration, for example, close by materials that are sensitive to heat. In the instruction manuals, we explain safety distances to avoid problems. In addition, our distributor will be able to give you further information that you need on this topic.
In Spain, it is common for people to ask an acquaintance or family member to install a wood burning stove, ignoring the fact that poor installation is the reason behind most problems that come up later on. For that reason, Lacunza recommends that you hire a professional recommended by our distributor to perform the complete installation.
If, on the other hand, you already have a wood burning stove or fireplace and you don’t know how to change it out for a new Lacunza, take a photo and some measurements of your old unit to one of our distributors and they will assist you in assessing the price to make the switch.
When buying a wood burning stove sometimes you may not know what some of the information means and this can lead to the wrong product being purchased. For example, you may choose the wrong power and end up overheating your house or generating more energy consumption through the stove than necessary. If you buy a wood stove with very high power, it will consume more wood than necessary. If, on the contrary, the power is not enough the wood stove would have to work at its maximum capacity for a long time.
The market for wood burning stoves offers many power output levels. Domestic installations are usually less than 70kW, but the correct choice will depend on the use you are going to give to your stove.
The power range of domestic boilers is usually 4kW and up. As a guideline, you can calculate that 1kW can heat approximately 10 square meters. So, a house of about 100 square meters would need a 10kW wood stove. But there are more variables that influence the decision regarding power output such as your home’s insulation, the area in which you live, etc.
The level of insulation directly influences the power needed to heat your home. Bad insulation due to the façade, partitions, windows etc. will make you need more power since some of the heat leaves your home through there. The area where your house is located will also exercise influence. Owing to this, estimates of power output must also take this factor into account.
Energy efficiency means that no energy is lost from the heat produced through combustion, making the wood stove that much more efficient. The higher the efficiency of the stove (a 70-85% yield is usually obtained), the greater the use of heat there will be, meaning your appliance is not only more efficient but provides you savings.
A value that measures emissions of carbon monoxide, an odourless, colourless, tasteless, toxic and highly flammable gas.
An instrument or apparatus with rotating blades that drives or removes air.
The square metres heated by the wood burning stove, cook stove or fireplace.
The cubic metres heated by the wood burning stove, cook stove or fireplace.
Minimum and maximum power of the wood burning appliance or the variance in power obtained from conditions of slow and maximum combustion.
This refers to some materials’ property of being resistant to high temperatures without decomposing or storing heat.
It is the part of a wood burning appliance through which the fumes are expelled.
A material with a high capacity for storage and thermal transmission, besides its insulating properties. It is resistant to high temperatures and is an excellent heat accumulator. Great white finish.
A novel material with excellent insulation, high strength, aesthetics and lightness. In addition, LACUNZA vermiculite uses the appropriate density, thickness and dimension for each device. This customised design for each project allows for longer lasting fires, avoiding any type of problem. It is essentially a material composed of aluminium magnesium and iron silicate.
Average power released by a heating appliance (for water) to a heating system.
Relationship between the power generated in the combustion chamber relative to the heat felt in the household.