22 August 2020
Choosing A Heater This Winter
With winter upon us, it’s time to buy a heater for a cozy night in. Choosing the best heater needs careful consideration as it is an investment for many winters to come.
Here’s your guide to what’s around this season:
FREESTANDING WOOD HEATERS
Freestanding wood heaters are an effective, efficient and affordable way to heat your home providing not only warmth but adding a beautiful homely look.
All Lopi wood heaters are quality, precision engineered products offering clean burning with minimal pollutants emitted.
Lopi’s excellent range of freestanding wood heaters have styles and models to suit many lifestyles and budgets.
The very affordable Lopi Republic wood heater range is perfect for those looking for quality and reliable performance at a price point. The range extends to the premium models featuring more convection heat, with additional options for the unique GreenStart electronic ignition system. The Lopi Evergreen and Cast iron range also feature the added convenience of an ashpan. All wood units are backed by a comprehensive unbeatable real world warranty.
WOOD INSERT FIREPLACES
Wood Insert fireplaces are a great innovation which allows you to have a traditional in-built fireplace but without the massive loss of heat up the chimney that occurs with older open chimneys .
With traditional open brick fireplaces, up to 80% of heat can be lost through the chimney. With a wood insert more heat is retained within your home, making this style of fireplace a great choice.
There are 3 Lopi Wood insert models available to choose from. The Republic 1750 offers a more traditional look with the added benefit of an exposed firebox providing more radiant heat than many other models available today.
The Flush Wood range provides a more modern, sleeker style with a flush appearance and hidden fan system and designs heating up to 300sqm.
Gas fireplaces are available as freestanding, or inbuilt models. The wide range on offer makes it easy to complement the style of your home. You can choose a squarer more traditional fireplace design for a classical interior. Alternatively, for a sleek modern look, the Lopi Linear range of fireplaces are a contemporary and landscape in their styling. All of the above can be installed into a timber frame construction however for existing brick chimneys you can opt for one of Lopi’s Gas Insert models to renovate and provide efficiency to that old draft fireplace.
WOOD OR GAS? THE PROS AND CONS
Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether wood or gas fireplace are better for your needs. To help you decide here are some of the pros and cons of each:
- Wood is a renewable resource so good for the environment.
- If you suffer a power cut or problems with the gas supply, you can still heat your home easily with wood. Some freestanding wood fireplaces from Lopi also have cook tops, so you can have dinner and be warm and cosy during a power cut!
- Using wood means you can avoid excessively high heating bills especially if timber is accessible to you.
- When you’ve had a long day, and it is freezing outside, you might not want to spend time loading logs into the fireplace. Gas is instant, clean and convenient to use.
- Lopi gas fireplaces come with remote controls, so you don’t even have to get up off the sofa to switch your fire off or on.
- You can also very easily control the temperature of a gas fire more easily than wood using a thermostat. Lopi’s GreenSmart 2 fireplaces have a ‘Smart’ thermostat mode that will modulate the flame up and down conserving gas usage.
- Like wood fireplaces, you can still keep warm during a power cut with a Lopi gas fireplace without the use of the fan of course as Lopi gas fireplaces are both radiant and convection.
Lopi have a fireplace to suit everyone. From traditional gas log fires and freestanding slow combustion wood heaters to gas and wood fireplaces for more contemporary designs to suit modern homes.