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Heat Distribution - Why the Ecco Stove ® is ahead of the market.

The Ecco Stoves ® main strength is the ability to transfer heat from a single source throughout the house without the need for radiators, ducting or electricity simply by the natural convection of heat and circulation of the air in the house generated by the low frequency heat waves that the silicon carbide body generates. This is bold claim but one the Ecco Stove ® team proudly stand behind and one backed up by a long list of happy Ecco Stove ® owners who now benefit from its unique properties. 


How does the Ecco Stove ® heat such a large area?


The starting point is the thermal mass or heat retention properties of the Ecco Stove ® masonry heater. As a masonry heater the stove retains the heat for a much longer time frame than a traditional steel or cast wood burning stove (up to 12 hours with the E678 for example) due to its thick body made of a mineral called silicon carbide. 


We also need to look at how a conventional stove utilizes and transfers heat. Steel or cast iron wood burning stoves will typically have a surface temperature of 840-1020°f with a fire chamber temperature of 1200-1380°f when running at optimal temperature which is quite an aggressive transfer of a large amount of heat. As a result this heat is emitted at a higher frequency and bounces off any obstacles or walls in the room reflecting the heat back into the room. This makes the steel or cast iron wood burning stove very effective for quickly heating a room (although often too much) but very poor at heating more than the one room. 


The Ecco Stoves ® silicon carbide body emits the heat at a lower frequency than steel or cast iron with a fire chamber temperature of between 1650-2000°f but a surface temperature of between 300-392°f when running at optimal temperature. Although the reflected heat in the fire chamber creates a much higher burning temperature the rate of heat transfer from the fire chamber to the outer body is significantly lower and at a much lower frequency. This low frequency heat as opposed to bouncing off obstacles will pass around them allowing it to travel through the open doors of the house, room to room. Shown also in this video


What other stoves can't do.



As the diagram above shows the heat travels from room to room at a high level driving the heat through the home. The stove is a natural vacuum as it is connected to the chimney so as the air cools and drops it is pulled back to the Ecco Stove ® at a low level, where due to the heat retention properties of the Ecco Stove ® the air is warmed up and then redistributed through the home. 


Balanced Heat


What this also means is that as the Ecco Stove ® masonry heater warms the air in the house as you use the stove each day, the difference in temperature between floor and ceiling is reduced giving a balanced heat. Temperatures from room to room will typically only vary 6-7°f per room you travel from the Ecco Stove ®. Consequently where as your initial room will be between 69.8-75.2°c five rooms away typically be 62.6-68°.


Heating your home with the Ecco Stove ®


If you would like to know how the Ecco Stove ® would heat your home why not send us a floor plan and we can send you back a heat plan detailing what temperatures you will find room by room. All we need to know is:

 

  • Preferred location for Ecco Stove ® 
  • Rooms lengths & widths
  • Door locations
  • Stairwell locations
  • Key points - e.g conservatory,large windowed wall, high ceilings and any other information regarding heat loss areas.