How many different models are available?
The Scan range features many different models and many possible design variations. This gives you the opportunity to come up with your own unique stove, fireplace, or insert.
Where can I see the models?
All stoves are sold through authorized Scan stove dealers. You can see various models at their showrooms and get answers to any questions you may have about products and prices. Most dealers can also show you all the possible variations, thanks to a CD-ROM.
Which authorities have approved the models?
The models have been approved in accordance with all significant international standards (DS 887, DIN 18891, SP 1425, NS 3058, §A15, VHR, EPA/UL, ULC, NF D 35-376, EN 13240, EN 13229). These approvals mean that the stoves have been tested for safety, efficiency (fuel economy), and environmental performance. DS-approval also means that the stoves can be used at a reduced distance from flammable materials (see each model under Products).
How large is the distance from flammable materials?
In tests, a minimum distance from flammable materials is measured. The distance a stove should be from flammable materials is specific to each stove and appears in the installation instructions. However, these distances should be checked against all national requirements. (see under Products).
If a wood-burning stove is placed on a flammable floor, it must always be placed on a surrounding plate of steel, glass or tiles. It is important to make sure that the plate meets the legislative requirements, both as far as insulation and size are concerned.
How many f3 can the stoves heat?
The stoves have been tested at specific BTU/kW-ratings. One kW can heat up to 100-200 f3 (10-20 m2) in a house with normal insulation. All stoves operate perfectly at levels above/below the tested output. The BTU/kW-intervals are stove-specific and appear under Products.
What variations are possible?
Most models are available with a choice of various handles, side covering, top plates, etc. Similarly, there is also a choice of a black or grey stove color. The possible variations mean that you can design your own individual model, coordinated with the interior of your home.
What sort of chimney should I have?
Wood-burning stoves can be used with both steel stove-pipes and masonry chimneys. The required chimney dimensions and chimney drafts for the individual models appear in the installation instructions.
What are the comparative benefits of convection and soapstone/tiles?
A convection system ensures good air circulation around the stove and therefore good heating distribution in the space being heated. Soapstone/tile covering also traps heat and ensures stable heat output long after use.