When a new house is build, it is easy to fit a fireplace in. But when the fireplace is installed to the old house, there are several things to consider. The following is a case study is about a house that has been built in 1970, and has an oil burner as a main source of heating. The owners of the house ended up using the services from Uunisepät, but in any case the process of setting the new fireplace to old house is the same.
The heating system of the house under a case study was in the good condition; both the boiler and the burner had been renovated recently and the oil consumption was reasonable. The reason why owners the house wanted to have a secondary heat source was that the oil price was getting up. Atmospheric home evenings next to the fireplace were in mind also.
First the owners went to see different fireplaces to get some idea about different types of options in the market. They ended up with heat reserving fireplaces and liked the models from Uunisepät, so they contacted the local representative of Uunisepät in their area. After one phone call the date was set for the representative to come to visit their house.
During this visit the representative of Uunisepät discussed about the needs and wishes of the house owners. Strength calculations were made and chimney options checked in order to make sure, that the installation was possible in the place where the owner wanted to set the fireplace. The representative of Uunisepät suggested different designs and solutions for the fireplace - that were considered helpful by the owners.
Calculations and careful planning help to avoid the mistakes that may lie in the future. In this case the condition or the structure of the house did not set any limitations for the fireplace installation, so there was a wide selection of fireplaces to choose. After the consultation with the Uunisepät representative the owners ended up with the Uunisepät model called "Erkkeri Nostalgikko". The heating capacity of this particular fireplace was 4,2 kW, which is enough for heating about 70 square meters from this 130 square meter house. The owners also preferred the stylish look of the fireplace that suited well for their interior and the style of their house.