Review of Clearview vision 500 stove

Help!!!! Please!!!!

Superfrogger 7 years ago

We have moved into a new house (medium size) and want to have a stove fitted. We have set our hearts on a Clearview as we have heard so many excellent reviews BUT I HAVE A MAJOR DILEMMA!!

Our room is 6.5m x 4 x 2.4 and is a 1999 stone build house. The calcs for heat output requirements come out at 4.5 or thereabouts. So which model do we go for??? I have to say that I like the Vision 500 from an aesthetic point of view but don't want to sway anyones advice here.

A bit more about the room. It has french doors which occupy one of the 4m ends of the room. Those french doors are double glazed and lead to a large conservatory. The room also has two other doors. One leading to a dining room (half the size of the lounge) and the other leading to the hallway and stairs.

In an ideal world I'd like to be able to sit comfortably in the lounge and have both the doors open with no radiators on in so heating/taking the chill off the hallway and diner. As I mentioned the calc is 4.5 for the room. So in short Pioneer 400 5kw (not a lot extra in the heat output for the cold nights and ideally opened doors OR Vision 500 8kw (plenty of extra, but will I be sitting here in a thong?)

I have had mixed advice from "don't do it with the 8kw!" to "mmmnn Pioneer might just heat it up."

Don't want to get a Pioneer and find that I have to run it flat out coz its nominal is less than 5. What is the nominal of the Vision ie the average heat output it kicks out? Lots of separate questions here but the main question is which of the two should I go for????

Stove expert replied: As you need 4.5kW's for the one room the Vision 500 should be fine to cope with this and will give extra for the other areas that you ideally would like to take the chill off of. 8kW's if the gross heat that you can expect so it will not be producing this when on a lower setting.

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