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Knowledge Base Choosing a Stove

Radiant and Convector Stoves

Most stoves produced both today and historically tend to be radiant stoves. Radiant stoves (as the name suggests) radiate heat from the body of the stove and through the glass. This results in a reasonably concentrated area of heat around and directly in front of the stove.

Convector or convection stoves consist of a central combustion chamber or firebox (like a radiant stove) but normally have additional side and top panels. They are designed in such a way that transfer of heat from the firebox to the air within these channels results in hot air being circulated into the room.

Convection stoves are better suited to oddly shaped or longer rooms where the room would benefit from a greater movement of air.