The Meta company is widely known in the Russian market as a fireplace and stove manufacturer. Years of experience and a qualified approach to business allow her to confidently occupy her niche in the production of quality goods. Since 2015, Meta has decided to combine the advantages of two heating devices and has released an interesting hybrid - a fireplace stove. Like a fireplace, they quickly heat up the room, and like a stove, they keep it warm for a long time.
The manufacturer offers several models of fireplace stoves with a water circuit, among which the buyer can choose the most suitable option for himself.
The Angara 12 fireplace stove with a water circuit is designed to heat a country house with an area of 150 sq. m. Its power is 9 kW, it runs on wood, briquettes, solid fuel, and heats up quickly. Manufactured from 5 mm thick-walled steel, it provides good wear resistance. The model is equipped with a glass heat-resistant panoramic door, which allows you to watch the fire from three sides.
Has a compartment for storing firewood and a recess for heating food. Fireclay firebox provides good heat transfer. Decorative inserts give it a stylish look. The combination of functionality and design makes this stove an excellent option for a mansion and a summer cottage.
Meta Warta with a stove made of high quality steel 5 mm thick with a total heat output of 13 kW and a water circuit of 5 kW is another good option for heating a private house. Its main difference is that it is equipped with a steel hob with a cast iron burner. Those. is a complete cooking appliance.
The stove is equipped with a removable heat exchanger, which is very practical and convenient in operation. The chimney connection system is universal - top and rear. The furnace lining is fireclay bricks.
Without connecting to the heating system, such a stove is capable of working, but it will wear out faster. A stove connected to the system without water cannot be used, because this will damage the heating elements. Meta Warta is capable of working on both water and antifreeze… You just need to make sure that other heating elements support the use of the same fluid.
In general, water-jacketed fireplace stoves have a number of advantages. The fireplace turns on quickly and heats up the room. Therefore, they are good for country houses, coming to which in winter, you want to immediately warm up from the road. High fire safety allows them to be installed in wooden houses without fear. Durability, aesthetic beauty and environmental friendliness attract the attention of potential buyers.
All Metafire fireplaces can be placed near a wall or in a corner, which makes their operation as convenient as possible.
There are also drawbacks for fireplace stoves with a water circuit, including the high cost, which pays off within several years. It is due to the relatively expensive installation of such a system.
The device of heating systems for fireplace stoves with a water circuit is quite standard. There are two types of heating systems: closed and open. In closed, water or antifreeze is pumped using a circulation pump. In the open, the coolant enters the heating circuit under the pressure of the hydraulic tank.
Any system includes the furnace itself, a heat exchanger, automation, an expansion tank, the required number of pipes and radiators.
The principle of operation of the fireplace stove is as follows.Cold water from the mains is supplied to the fireplace. There it heats up and leaves the fireplace to the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger transfers heat from the hot fireplace system to the central heating system. At the same time, the water in the fireplace system does not come into contact with the central heating system of the house.
Automation controls the temperature in the system and the air supply to the fireplace for combustion. In case of overheating, the air closes and the cooling circuit valve is activated.
The manufacturer supplies detailed installation instructions complete with the equipment, so anyone can install it. However, if you are not confident in your abilities, it is better to trust the professionals.
The fireplace stove is chosen based on the area of the room. It is believed that for heating 10 sq. m requires 1 kW of heat. If the stove is going to be heated for 8 hours, the required power is accordingly multiplied by three. So, equipment for 12-14 kW is capable of heating a room with an area of 50 sq. m.
The dimensions of the models are specified by the manufacturer with high accuracy, which allows you to determine how much space the equipment will occupy in the room. To save space, it is recommended to choose a corner structure.
Having a hob makes the stove a little more expensive, but at the same time is a very practical option. If the fireplace insert is provided with a finish with replaceable fireclay plates, this makes it possible to easily and inexpensively repair in case of wear.
Reviews of fireplace stoves testify to the positive experience of heating summer cottages and mansions in the village. Consumers call disadvantages low efficiency, high fuel consumption. This limits the use of this equipment in the northern cold regions of Russia.
Fuel quality also matters.
The use of damp wood leads to sagging in the chimney
In the interior of the house
Meta fireplace stoves look stylish and modern enough to fit well into the interior of any home. In addition, you can put a brick on top of such a stove, imitating a classic fireplace or a Russian stove. In addition to aesthetic appeal, this is of practical importance: the brick cools down for a long time, providing additional heat transfer.
There are other types of decoration. The budget option is plaster and paint. The most spectacular, but also time-consuming option is natural stone. Tiling is a good solution. Terracotta looks good, imitating natural stone.