Heta Inspire 55 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 3 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Heta Inspire 55 stove
Technical Data
  • Height: 555mm
  • Width: 652mm
  • Depth: 403mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Nominal Heat Output: 6.3kW
  • Efficiency: 80%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Lovely stove which gives plenty of heat

    Hilary Gaskin 7 years ago

    We were woodburner novices; we picked this stove for its clean, simple lines and large window - we wanted to be able to SEE the fire. We also wanted to burn smokeless coal to boost heat output
    in colder weather. We are very happy with the Heta 55; we light it with the door very slightly ajar (on the latch) with newspaper and a little kindling and away it goes. We have learned the importance of having properly seasoned logs which burn without tar and soot. If the window gets a little smoked we clean it with wood ash and damp sponge and it comes up beautifully.. Our room is an open plan kitchen/sitting/dining area approx 23'' x 15 and we only have single glazing, but this stove keeps it cosy. Very pleased!
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great heat, clean glass, super economy!

    Maeve Galvin 8 years ago

    We fitted this stove a couple of weeks ago, and are very impressed with the results. It is so easy to light, and the air controls shut right down when required. There is a beautiful flame
    throughout. We use a split log an hour, with plenty of heat. Our only regret with that we didn't go for the enamel finish on the door.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Heta Inspire 55 stove

  • Heta Inspire 55

    7 years ago

    We replaced our excellent'' Woodward'' woodburning stove as it had started to look dated after 35 years use so opted for the Heta Inspire 55 because of its contemporary design.We installed the
    stove ourselves and followed the instructions to the letter but am very disappointed with the size of the inside chamber. We now have to cut our wood much smaller which means extra work! Also, the grate height is too small so logs role against the door and can fall out if the door is opened causing a fire hazard.The fire is set in a wide chimney breast so there should be sufficient air flow (We also have an airvent in the room on a side wall. However, we have difficulty getting the fire to light in the first place and have to light it by the door handle and leave the door slightly open for draw otherwise the fire goes out. Once we are able to get the fire alight and need to add logs the fire billows smoke into the room.One of the brick liners at the rear of the stove is already cracked after just one season so not impressed as these are not covered by guarantee.We live in a bungalow so the chimney liner is only 5mtrs long, wondered if by replacing the bird guard for something else on the chimney pot would help but this is an expensive exercise if unsuccessful. Would love to hear if anyone is able to help.

    Stove expert replied: I assume that you had not seen the stove before purchase due to the comments made regarding the firebox size. I would recommend that seeing a stove is worth doing before purchase so that there are no illusions over the product features, size and build construction etc. If you are only burning wood perhaps a designated woodburner would have given the larger firebox that you refer to, and would prevent extra cutting of the logs, it also provides the most efficient base for the ash to build up on should a grate not be necessary. Leaving the door ajar for a short period is often the best way to get a stove lit and with extra air ion the room should provide the best conditions for combustion. Was the chimney lined before this stove was fitted or at the time of fitting? Is there insulation round the liner to keep the gases warm. Has the installation been signed off by Building Control? Liners are some thing that are not covered under warranty by manufacturers due to being classed as consumable and the need to replace them periodically. Providing the liner is staying in place and protecting the metal of the stove you do not need to replace it, you can use fire cement to help keep the pieces together. A MAD anti downdraught cowl may help to solve the problem that you are experiencing with smoke coming back into the room, they have a good success rate.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames