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How to heat your home uniformly with a stove

How to heat your home uniformly with a stove

Winter comes backs every year. Do you have an equally regular problem with heat diffusion in your home? Does heating your home uniformly with a conventional stove without radiators seem impossible?

The room that houses the stove is hot (“even too hot”, some members of the family complain), whilst the rest of the home is cold. This becomes particularly annoying in the morning: the warmth of the bed is sharply contrasted by the low temperature of the room. You get up and warm yourself up in the kitchen next to the stove, but then you are plunged into the cold and damp of the bathroom, whilst you brush your teeth in front of a misted-up mirror… does this sound familiar?

What can you do to resolve this problem? Continue reading and we’ll explain how you can heat your home without radiators, over one or more floors, using the heat generated by a single stove.

Cosa fare per riscaldare casa in modo uniforme

How to heat your home uniformly with a stove: purchasing advice

You will undoubtedly have asked yourself many times how you can heat your home uniformly and save money.

It is possible and we want to tell you how. Before we do, it’s important to clarify a few simple concepts: this way you’ll have all the tools to choose the most intelligent way to heat your home.

Answer this question: is the temperature I can feel the same as the warmth I can feel?

Actually no, temperature and heat are different concepts that are often wrongly used as synonyms. The temperature of a body indicates the level of agitation of the particles it is comprised of. When two bodies with different temperatures are brought together there is a transfer of energy from the warmer body to the colder one: this energy transfer is heat. Transfer from one body to another takes place in three different ways, which are not equally efficient when it comes to heating a home.

Generally speaking, heat is transferred by:

  • natural convection: heat diffusion is caused by the spontaneous circulation of air masses which, when they come into contact with the heat source (in our case, the stove), accumulate heat and diffuse it in the room. Warm air is lighter and tends to rise, pushing the colder air downwards, which then touches the heat source, is heated and then rises, thus creating a constant circulation of air masses known as natural convection
  • induction: the heating action is caused by direct contact between an external surface and an internal warm body. A pot on a stove is a classic example of this principle
  • radiation: after having been accumulated for some time, heat is transmitted from the body directly to the surrounding environment, gradually and constantly

Why is it important to understand these principles?

Because stoves are generally based on two systems: heating via natural convection and radiation. Despite both being excellent methods, there are significant differences in heat diffusion methods, which should make you pause to think when considering the purchase of a new stove.

Natural convection: a comfortable way of heating your flat

Stoves that use the principle of natural convection provide rapid and continuous heat. They also have other properties that should be considered:

  • heat is concentrated near the ceiling, whilst the floor remains colder. And, let’s face it, who likes cold feet?
  • the temperature falls rapidly when the stove goes out

Radiating stoves: natural heating

Radiating stoves are made from materials that can store the heat generated inside the stove, to then distribute it in the surrounding space. Often considered the best system for generating and emitting heat, radiating stoves provide constant and gradual warmth, releasing stored heat even after the stove has gone out.

Remember that this type of heating system distributes the heat well near the stove: this means the room in which the stove is fitted will be pleasantly warm, but this warmth won’t uniformly reach the rest of the home.

In summary, radiated heat offers the advantage of:

  • not creating forced air flows
  • generating a physiologically comfortable type of heat

Forced ventilation stoves: comfort today is called Multifuoco® System

If you’ve ever asked yourself how to heat the home in a uniform way, new technologies in the field of heating are able to guarantee uniform warmth in every room in the home using just one air stove thanks to a forced ventilation system and ducting.

Piazzetta’s innovative technology in this field is called Multifuoco® System, the forced ventilation system that provides ideal comfort and constant temperatures.

Why choose this system?

Differently from conventional systems, in which the warm air tends naturally to accumulate high up and the cold air stays at floor level, Multifuoco® System circulates the warm air, making it flow from floor to ceiling. In this way ventilated pellet stoves prevent the heat from accumulating at ceiling height.

Stufe Piazzetta - Stufe ventilate per un calore con temperatura uniforme nella stanza, grazie al brevetto Multifuoco System

Model P943 M – Pellet stove with all-over Majolica cladding

The system allows the air to enter from the top of the stove, warming up as it comes into contact with the hot internal walls, to then exit from vents at the bottom. This way, the heat generated is distributed uniformly throughout the room, from floor to ceiling and right up to the furthest walls from the stove.

Con le Stufe ventilate e canalizzate Piazzetta, la temperatura viene rilevata dalla sonda ambiente che è presente sulla stufa o dal telecomando, con funzione Multicomfort

Program the comfort of your home with ease, even for several days

Piazzetta’s range of pellet-burning products can be controlled from anywhere in the home, even remotely. Operation is constantly monitored by an electronic panel that communicates with an innovative remote control with LCD display that you can easily use to program switching-on times, switching-off times and temperature settings, throughout the day, even over several days, with up to 6 daily schedules. The electronic control unit allows you to control your pellet stove or firebox from the comfort of your sofa with a single gesture . What if you are out with friends and want to change your settings? No problem: thanks to the application for smartphones and tablets you can control all the functions of your pellet stove via internet.

Can you imagine that? To arrive home to find a warm and pleasant home to greet you: what a dream!

Canalizzazione con Multifuoco - grazie ad un semplice sistema di canalizzazione è possibile diffondere il calore in diverse stanza della casa, potendo diventare un impianto di riscaldamento con anche su due piani diversi

Piazzetta pellet stove with Majolica cladding in Oriental Earth, cylindrical cross section door with flush curved glass. Stove model P943 is characterised by an adjustable front vent.

Ventilated wood-burning or pellet stoves for dry warmth throughout the home: warm air ducting

The Multifuoco® System forced ventilation system can be a real heating system for your home, thanks to a simple ducting system. You can channel the flow of warm air into distant rooms or other floors, with the guarantee of achieving the same level of comfort as the installation room. This will finally allow you to get rid of that annoying temperature difference between different rooms: the warmth will be evenly distributed.

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The system allows you to duct the warm air up to 16 metres from a ducted pellet stove and up to 10 metres from a ducted wood-burning stove, using dedicated ducting pipes. These are insulated, easy to install and have a reduced diameter (75mm). The warm air flows at ground level through dedicated vents, with adjustable flow rates.

The insulation (coating with insulating material) on the ducts allows for the optimisation of the system’s heating efficiency. The drawings show several different solutions for ducting air and the positioning of air vents for heat diffusion.

Stufe e caminetti Piazzetta, con la ventilazione forzata e la canalizzazione è possibile canalizzare l

Are you worried about damp? Did you know that mould on the walls is not only caused by water infiltration? The warm damp air generated in the home condenses when it comes into contact with a cold area. Over time this condensation creates damp areas with mould that is bad for your health, above all if you suffer from allergies. If you then also leave the heating system off for long periods or there are sharp changes of temperature, you don’t air the rooms or light them sufficiently, then the disaster is complete and the mould with thrive.

In order to prevent damp and the onset of mould, remember to:

  • maintain a constant and uniform temperature throughout the home, it should never fall below 17/18°
  • insulate the home properly, above all any surfaces in contact with unheated areas
  • air the home for a short time only so as not to lose heat and cool the walls too much (3-5 minutes)

Can you heat your home uniformly with a stove? Yes you can!

How can I heat my home and resolve damp problems? Can you rid your walls of damp with the heat of a single ventilated and ducted stove?

Yes, because the innovative Multifuoco® System forced ventilation system developed by Piazzetta and warm air ducting offer several advantages. The combined action of Multifuoco® and ducting allows you to heat the home uniformly, preventing the onset of mould.

Forget those annoying temperature differences between rooms and enjoy winter with a pleasant warmth in your home.

Remember: to achieve ideal comfort it is important to assess the situation in your home to identify a stove with the correct heating power!

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