Lacunza Stoves – Spanish quality

Lacunza Stoves is a benchmark Spanish firm and one of the leading names in the wood-burning stove market.

Lacunza designs, manufactures and markets products with a clear focus on innovation and customer service, using advanced technologies in the design and manufacture in its entire range of stoves. Lacunza Stoves

An emphasis on lifestyle

Lancunza  recognises that attitudes to stoves have changed quite markedly in just a few years. Today, consumers are not just looking for functionality; aesthetics are becoming increasingly important to discerning buyers.

A beautiful looking stove is now a lifestyle choice, so appearance is an increasingly important factor for both design and manufacture.

Produced entirely at the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in Spain, Lancunza stoves are built from components of the highest quality – as becomes evident to anyone who touches them.

Many of these stoves feature heavy, cast iron doors, frames and solid and easy to grab handles on both doors – a great combination of functionality and beauty.

A range to suit almost any taste

Lacunza fireplace stoves, made of cast iron or special steel, can be installed where an old fireplace stove used to be or fitted and cased to suit your taste.

Our customers always appreciate the opportunity to come in and browse the large range of products in our showroom. Do you want a clean, modern look? Or do you prefer a rustic, traditional kind of stove?

So by all means, bear this brand name in mind when you come into the store – a Lacunza product may well be the right one for you home. But as with quite a few of our customers, your ideas may change as you get to know the vast range of options we have for you.

Before you come into the store, think about your current home heating. How efficient is it – in terms of quality of heating and cost?

Once you gauge these things with a reasonable degree of accuracy, we can set about delivering a solution that delivers considerable improvements in both of these areas.

I look forward to welcoming you soon!

Frank

Eco Home Solutions – your questions answered

Eco Home Solutions stove-buyers’ FAQ

Eco Home Solutions

What is the heating solution for my needs?

The answer to this depends on many things. How big is your house? Do you have a chimney at present? If so, what kind is it? What kind of budget do you have?

 The best thing would be for you to call Eco Home Solutions or better still, call into our showroom in Market St Trim. If you arrange a time, we can sit down and talk about your heating needs and then guide you to a solution based on the wide range that we have on show.

 What heating/stove options do you provide?

The Eco Home Solutions range of stoves is quite vast, with many high profile European brand names. We offer solid fuel stoves, pellet stoves, gas stoves and electric stoves.

Our brands include Dru, DG Fires, Spartherm, Chesney Stoves, Palazetti, Franco Belge and many others too. Some people really like the traditional look while others prefer a modern style. Stoves can be freestanding or wall mounted, and there are many choices with regard to finishes.

What are the advantages of each type of stove?

People  should take into account the size of the room and get the proper advice  from an experience stove shop who will help you  make the right choice.

A real flame picture / High efficiency / Radiant heat / Nice ambience: stoves bring a homely feel and allow the homeowner to have a lit appliance that can be both efficient and safe.

Gas stoves – these give off a constant heat and they don’t create any mess. Theyre very easy to control, they require very little maintenance and they are environmentally friendly. We offer a complete range of Dru gas stoves – from the end of March, we will have a good range of gas stoves for you to see first hand.

Solid fuel stoves – are high in efficiency and have low running costs. They look like a real fire and they have that attractive odour of burning wood.

Pellet stoves – are highly efficient, easy to operate, fast to start and clean. They are also smoke free, they provide constant heat and they are extremely eco-friendly.

Electric stoves – are 100% efficient. There’s no need for a chimney, they make no smoke or fumes and they need hardly any maintenance.

What is the installation process? How long does it take?

The Eco Home Solutions team of certified fitters is fully trained and insured. Before installation, a house survey is a good idea. The surveyors will take you through all steps of the installation process.

What are the latest trends in stoves for home heating?

The whole market is changing quite a lot at the moment. In the past, people would buy a stove purely for the heating benefits they delivered, but now they are looking at the cosmetic benefits too. More and more people are choosing a stove based on functionality but also on how it looks.

Wood is more readily available now and this is making wood burning stoves a more attractive proposition. Lots of people are now choosing appliance which have what we call a ‘balance flue. Basically, this means that the stove draws air from outside the home, not the room itself. This has the added advantage of no draughts.

Some newly built houses don’t have a chimney. For these home owners, there are still wood burning stove options, but many people are opting for gas heating. Either way, we are finding that the market for stoves is very strong at the moment.

If you have any further questions about our products or service, we will be very happy to answer them. Call us at any time during office hours: Eco Home Solutions – 046 9436702

 

DRU Stoves – cast iron reliability

DRU stoves are a popular choice of stove and that’s not surprising – this company produces cast iron stoves of the highest quality.
The full name of DRU is De Koninklijke Diepenbrock en Reigers – so you can see why it is known as DRU for short!

 

Dating back to 1754 when Johan Baptis van den Bergh signed a contract for a new blast furnace in the Netherlands. From this, the company went on to become known as a producer of cast iron pots and pans, growing quickly to become one of the world’s most highly regarded stove companies. With the discovery of natural gas in the Netherlands, DRU switched to producing gas fireplaces.

 

Right now, DRU is Europe’s largest producer of balanced flue gas fireplaces. As well as this, it produces wood stoves of the highest quality.

 

The many benefits of DRU

 

Many of our customers love the solid, cast iron look of DRU stoves and they can certainly enhance the look of any home. These stoves are built from material which is almost entirely recycled and they are extremely robust and resistant to wear. Cast iron is such a great heat conductor and it acts as a very sustainable source of heat.

 

Remember, DRU is a supplier with proven reliability. Their streamline is ‘Designed to be different’.

 

They maintain consistently high standards by keeping all their manufacturing processes in-house, under the one roof. DRU stoves are manufactured under very strict requirements and they are made from incredibly strong and hardwearing materials.

 

Points to consider before purchasing

 

Whether you are purchasing a DRU stove or some other brand, there are some important points to bear in mind. Make sure you know what the capacity and efficiency of the stove is. You can talk to us about this and we’ll be able to give you detailed advice.

 

Talk to Eco Home Solutions

 

We are here to help and advise – it’s a key part of what we do and it ensure that our customers are always satisfied with their purchases. So call us at any time, or if you’re in Meath, call into our extensive showroom in Market St Trim.

Frank

Dik Guerts stoves – the beauty of burning logs

I’ve spoken quite a bit on here about wood pellet stoves, but for those who prefer to sit and look at logs burning, I’d like to tell you about the benefits of a Dik Guerts stove from the Netherlands.

Dik Geurts stove
Dik Guerts stove – the beauty of burning logs
 The company itself was founded in 1981 and ever since that time, the name has always been associated with beautiful design and the best quality workmanship you’d find in any stove products.

 

 The other really attractive feature of a Dik Guerts stove is how easy it is to use. In recent years, their research and design teams have invested considerable time and money in making the actual combustion process ever more efficient.

 

The result is  clean burning and really excellent heat output too. As with our other products, these stoves help our customers save money on their fuel bills. And there are environmental benefits on top of this.

 

We can offer any of the products available in our Dik Guerts brochure, or you if have really specific requirements, you could talk to Eco Home Solutions about liaising with the manufacturer to develop a custom-made solution.

 

In terms of style, the range of Dik Guerts free standing stoves can be of the curved variety – like the Olaf -or with  contours, like the Lars. The stoves have standard clear glass windows which helps maximise your view of the fire.

 

There is also a range of extra features. The Bora Flex for example, has a flue which is corrugated. Others, like the Britta, have a really unusual and quite distinctive appearance.

 

We’re really proud to be an authorised Dik Geurts re-seller and we will be very happy to talk to you about the most suitable stove for your home.

 

When you buy a Dik Geurts stove, you are also helping to give a better future to the women of Uganda. Through their ‘stove for you, future for her’ project, Dik Guerts donate a percentage of their profits to providing women in the poorest areas of Uganda with carbon microcredits which they can use to start their own business – a real win/win!

 

To find out more about our full range of wood burning stoves, call us today on 046 9436702 or call into the Eco Home Solutions showroom in Market St Trim at any time during business hours.

 

Palazetti stoves Ireland

Giving the planet an even break – the benefits of Palazetti stoves

When customers ask me about the impact our stove products might have on the environment, it’s always great to remind them that wood is actually a carbon-neutral energy source.

In the course of their lifetime, trees release the same amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as they absorb. 

Which means that wood burning is a much better for the environment than gas-fired central heating, for example. And when stoves use recycled timber waste, the benefits increase massively – as the growing number of Irish Palazzetti stove owners will testify.

Palazetti, one of Italy’s leading stove manufacturers, produces some of the most environmentally friendly products on the market, and I am very pleased that we can offer a full range of their products to our customers.

The Palazzetti stove burns eco-friendly wood pellets which are made from compacted sawdust and wood shavings from timber mills. As by-products, wood pellets are a sustainable and highly renewable energy source. Over 90% of the energy in wood pellets is converted into heat.

Because Palazetti pellet stoves are sealed, using combustion air from outside, they are an ideal product for Irish homes – suitable for installing in bathrooms and bedrooms as well as living rooms. Another advantage of being a sealed unit is that the stove does not draw cold air into the room.

The other attractive feature of Palazetti pellet stoves lies in their minimalist design. These stoves provide all the heating and comfort of a larger fireplace unit, but it can be installed in a variety of places around the home.

Despite all the benefits of Palazzetti stoves as an attractive and practical heating solution, I appreciate that they will not be for everyone. If you enjoy the sight of burning logs in the comfort of your lounge room, you might be better advised to look at some of our other ranges. We stock a wide variety of stoves from leading brand Chesney, Lacunza, Spatherm, DG and Dru. 

Just call the store at any time during the working day and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the best, most efficient heating solution for your home: 0469436702

Frank

Wood burning stove buying guide

There are so many great benefits to having a warm and cosy wood burning stove in your house. As well as this, you will almost certainly find that it is a  great way to save money on your winter heating bills.

There are actually quite a few things to consider before buying a stove. Prices vary greatly and there are so many different types and styles, that it can be a bit of a minefield. The best thing is to call EcoHomeSolutions for a chat, or if you are local, just drop into our showroom in Trim town centre.

What type of wood burning stove is best for your home?

The answer to this question depends on quite a few things. Firstly, what type of fuel you want to burn. As we point out in another article, there are just so many advantages to wood pellet stoves, although for one reason or another, this may not prove to be the ideal solution for your needs.

The great thing about burning wood, of any variety, is that it is a fuel which is carbon neutral. What this means is that the carbon it takes in while it is growing as part of a tree, offsets the carbon it produces while it is burning.

Another consideration is how much room you have in your home. If you have a log burning stove, you’ll need somewhere dry to store logs – we estimate this to be at least 2 cubic metres of space. Logs also need to be seasoned. What this means, essentially, is that all the sap and moisture in the logs needs time to dry out. How long depends on the type of wood, but it is usually around two years.

Also, how much of your home do you want the stove to heat? The whole house, or just one or two rooms?

The best eco home solution for you

Our company was founded on the strong belief that any solid fuel stove should be fuel-efficient and also minimise emissions. Our stoves use clean-burn and air-wash technology, which means that while our customers are enjoying the many benefits of their new stove, they are also contributing to a healthier, cleaner environment.

The complete confidence we have in our products is reflected in our 5-7 year guarantee on the bodies of all of the DRU stoves we supply.

Browse our range of eco home solutions, or call us today to find out more.

 

 

 

Pellet Stoves – are these the perfect home heating solution?

Wood pellet stoves are a highly economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional forms of home heating such as oil or gas.

Unlike traditional wood burning stoves which burn wood blocks only, or multi-fuel stoves which burn wood, coal or briquettes, pellet stoves burn wood pellets only. Wood pellet burners provide all of the warmth and comfort of the traditional forms of home heating but at a much lower cost to you and the environment.

Pellet Stoves Fuel

Wood pellets are made from compacted sawdust or other waste material from the wood industry. Because they are made from waste wood, they are entirely renewable as as such economically friendly. Wood pellets are extremely dense and very low in moisture, therefore burning with an extremely high combustion efficiency.

 Other benefits of pellet stoves

These stoves are very user friendly. Many come with automatic ignition and can be programmed to control output. Our range of Palazzetti stoves can be programmed for a day or even a week using a phone app or remote control.

Unlike traditional stoves which need to be restocked by hand these stoves are fueled via a hopper. Once the hopper is filled the pellets are fed into the stove as required. Depending on the size of the hopper the stove can operate continuously for 12 to 30 hours.

Wood pellets are cheap when compared to other sources of fuel. They are clean and easy to store. Please contact us at Eco HomeSolutions for up to date pricing on wood pellets.

Carbon neutral: is it time for you to invest in a pellet stove?

It is comforting to know that when you purchase your pellet stove, alongside all the other benefits, you are making no negative impact on the environment. Contact us to find out how you can benefit from a wood pellet stove or other wood burning stove. Call Eco Home Solutions today: 046 943 6702

 Be aware that:

  • Pellet Stoves need an electrical supply
  • The flame produced by a pellet stove is a lot smaller than a traditional solid fuel stove
  • Pellet stoves need regular cleaning and periodic servicing
  • Pellet stoves do create some noise