Sustainable ways to keep the home cool/warm all year-round

Central heating is something many of us associate with homes in the northern hemisphere. Is it becoming more popular in SA? Yes – year on year it is becoming more popular and we are finding that clients are becoming more educated about the process. As electricity costs climb and prices […]

When is the Best Time to Get a Wood Burning Stove?

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to think about getting a wood burning stove. If you assumed that winter was the best time to think about fireplaces, you may be surprised to know that this is actually the worst time. As so many people rush to […]

5 Things to Avoid When Buying a Wood Burning Fireplace

Thinking about investing in a wood burning fireplace? This type of fireplace is without a doubt one of the best investments you can make for your home, offering a low-cost method of heating along with plenty of style. Buying your first fireplace can be a little bit daunting at first, […]

Top Tips for Heating With Wood Stoves

Heating with wood stoves might seem the same as heating with any other type of fireplace. In fact, closed combustion fireplaces require a little bit more thought in order to get the optimal level of heating. While that doesn’t mean that they are overly completed or fussy, it simply means […]

Wood Burning Fireplace Showcase: Premium Edition

The Hydrofire Premium Edition includes some of the finest wood burning fireplaces available. This range includes both free-standing and built-in models, all of which are imported from Europe. Every single fireplace at Hydrofire comes with a stringent CE certification. You will always have full peace of mind knowing that the […]

How Do Closed Combustion Fireplaces Differ from Open Fireplaces?

If you’re in the market for a fireplace, you may be wondering whether it is best to go with a closed combustion fireplace or an open fireplace. Aside from the obvious differences such as design, many are unsure what the difference is between these two in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness […]

Built-In vs Freestanding Wood Burning Stoves

The two primary choices for wood burning stoves include freestanding and built-in. Both of these fireplaces offer a number of advantages, from cost-effective heating all the way to visual appeal. Deciding on which option is right for your home comes down to a number of factors. Some prefer the look […]

5 Reasons to Invest in a Wood Burning Fireplace in 2017

With a brand new year around the corner, 2017 is a good time to invest in that wood burning fireplace you have always wanted for your home. Wood stoves are proven to provide a cost-effective heating solution for your home during the winter months. Even during the times that they […]

Boiler Stove Fireplace or Dry Fireplace

The primary decision to be made by you before choose a dry or a water-based boiler stove fireplace is whether you want to heat a relatively small open area, or whether you want to heat your entire house. Heat typically spreads through open space provided there are not many obstructions, […]

Boiler Stove Fireplace Calculations

The total power in kilowatts of every water based fireplace is made up of two components: Space Heating Power & Water Heating Power. Total (Kw) = Space (Kw) + Water (Kw). Example: Let’s say that you were in the market for a heating solution for your medium to large house […]