Review of Hunter Herald 8 stove

Heating my radiators

3 years ago

Hi I have a hunter 8 that's connected to a boiler to heat my radiators but it seems to take forever to heat the house and the radiators don't seem to get very hot

Is this normal ?

Stove expert replied: Boiler stoves can work well and effectively but the installation is key, second is the fuel that you are using. You will only get out of a stove what you put in so the fuel needs to be of good quality - if wood with a moisture content of less than 20%. Smokeless fuels will provide a good heat source and a prolonged heat due to their construction. Make sure the fire box is well stocked, just putting the fuel in the middle will not get a heat transfer to the water jacket. The output of the stove is also paramount as it needs to match the requirement of the system as if not sized correctly it may not be big enough to drive the system effectively, was this checked before installation by a qualified heating engineer?

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 3.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.5)