Hot-water fireplace and central heating
A hot-water fireplace can be connected to the central heating system as a basic or supplementary heating source. In this case, the fireplace works like a conventional log or pellet boiler. We recommend connecting it to a suitable heat storage tank. The storage tank receives the heat produced and later, if necessary, releases it into the heating system. With a built-in storage tank, systems with a fireplace, also suitable for low-temperature heating of energy-saving or low-energy houses.
Regulating heating systems with a fireplace
How do we regulate heating systems with a fireplace?
A storage heating system provides excellent control of the heat losses of the building and can also be used to provide domestic hot water. The coordinated operation and regulation of the system with a modern heating controller significantly reduces costs and increases comfort.
Heating with a hot-water fireplace needs a storage tank
For wood-burning fireplaces, we advise against direct-connection without a storage tank, as such systems are difficult to regulate, the heat losses are too high and the system does not operate economically. The installation of a storage tank also has the advantage of connecting different heating sources to it. In addition to the fireplace, there is an additional heat source or solar system. This gives you an efficient space and domestic hot water heating system that works economically all year round.
Let's not forget about security
A heating system with a fireplace, like other systems with conventional boilers, needs all the safety features to protect against overheating. The safety systems must be designed to function even in the event of a power failure.
Fireplaces blend beautifully into modern interior architecture. For examples of interiors with built-in fireplaces, see the article - Fireplaces for better quality living, warmth and comfort.