There are plenty of reasons to consider investing in an AGA stove, whether it’s creating a striking focal point for your living room, reducing your winter fuel bill or simply providing some cosy warmth on a cold, damp evening.

Before you do buy a stove, however, you might want to consider a variety of aspects to help you decide which stove would best suit you and your home. 



One of the most important decisions to make when choosing your stove is which type of fuel you will use


Electric stoves are efficient, easy to install and offer low energy usage for low running costs. Providing warmth and a realistic flame picture, with a variety of patterns and colour options, our range of electric stoves are ideal for those who do not have a chimney or would prefer a more sustainable fuel.  


A gas stove is quick and easy to install and can be controlled at the flick of a switch, whilst providing a realistic flame picture and cosy warmth in to the room.


Solid fuel is not only economic but it also produces a fantastic glowing flame and is an efficient way of heating your home 24 hours a day, whatever the weather.

There are a wide range of fuels available and, in general, homes heated by solid fuel stoves can benefit from reduced condensation – helping to eliminate household mould and carry away toxins. 

Solid fuel, such as coal or smokeless briquettes, requires air to assist with combustion, which is why our multi-fuel stoves are designed with this functionality in mind. They are built with a riddling plate, which allows any build-up of ash during the burning process to be removed and allow more air in from underneath.

Finally, it’s important to consider the local availability of your chosen solid fuel. 


Not only a renewable resource and the most environmentally friendly fuel to burn, nothing can compare with the roar and crackle of a real wood fire.

Burning timber is cost effective and helps to conserve fossil fuels. For the best effect, only dry, seasoned timber should be used. You can recognise dry wood by the fact that the bark comes away easily. Fresh green wood can have a moisture content of up to 90% which makes it slow to ignite, produces steam, reduces the efficiency of the stove and can lead to excess sooting, which in turn reduces the visibility of the flame picture.

The firebox should never be completely emptied as wood burns best on a bed of ash. 

Another aspect to bear in mind if you are considering a wood burning stove is the space required to store wood, approximately 3-4 cubic metres, and the local availability of wood.


Multi-fuel stoves can burn either wood or solid fuel ensuring you have the choice for a fuel type. 


One of the most important decisions to make when choosing your stove is whether you want it free standing 

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The traditional range of AGA stoves are built using cast-iron and they are both beautiful to look at and practical to run. The stunning cast iron panels of the AGA traditional stoves are individually moulded in a hand finished ‘cast’, which enables them to create the gentle curves and exquisite design details expected from a high quality stove. The heat stored whilst the stove is lit continues to be released in to the room long after the embers have died away.

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The new AGA contemporary stoves are designed to the highest standards, which allows them to produce truly inspiring designs that will be sure to attract attention in any space. The contemporary range of AGA stoves have been designed with beautiful features such as clever door opening features, breathtaking flame pictures, not to mention strong smooth lines and exquisite curves. Cutting edge engineering ensures that the AGA contemporary steel stoves deliver all the highest efficiencies and they are all DEFRA Smoke Exempt.


A key part of choosing a stove is selecting the correct size and output for your home, using the same principles as you would for your central heating system.A key part of choosing a stove is selecting the correct size and output for your home, using the same principles as you would for your central heating system.


When selecting your stove you will need to find out how much heat the stove will emit and consider the size of the room you are trying to heat. The heat output of wood burning stoves is measured in kilowatts (kW) and usually, the larger your room or less insulated it is, the higher the output you will require. Most Stoves range from 3kW up to a maximum of 15kW, but the most popular models tend to be between 4kW and 8kW.

Selecting the right heat output for your room is key to a successful installation. Too high an output may result in having to leave windows open to cool down the room, or you may find yourself trying to run the stove at a lower temperature which can cause ongoing problems with a stove’s operation.


The following calculation will help you to gauge roughly which size stove is best for your home:

(Room width) x (room depth) x (room height) = y

Divide the outcome (y) by one of the following numbers:

12 (for a poorly insulated room) / 15 (for an averagely insulated room) / 18 (for a well-insulated room)

Get in touch today to discuss what you may need.

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