So what is StoveSPY and why might it be of use to a Hetas engineer?
StoveSPY "find your perfect stove", is a searchable database of over 300 solid fuel stoves from over 30 of the leading brands (Aarrow, Aga, Charnwood, Dovre, Jotul, Morso, Stovax being just a few examples).
No more will stove buyers have to spend hours searching the web for their ideal stove. For Hetas engineers or retail outlets just few moments with the app and you can provide a refined list of stoves for your customer to choose from.
Each stove within the StoveSPY app has over 40 informational fields:
Model, Image, Rating, Brand, Double_sided?, Freestanding_inset_wall_ceiling, SmokeControlKit, Log_store_or_pedestal_possible, Log_store_or_pedestal_built_in, Log_store_or_pedestal_detail, RRP, Suggested price, External_air_vent, Fitting_instructions, Website, Centre_of_flue_to_back_of_stove, Kilowatts_approx, Kilowatts_nominal, Kilowatts_max, Multifuel_or_wood, Defra_possible, Defra_approved_as_standard, Defra_approved_but_needs_kit, Minimum_chimney_liner_inches, Stove_body_material, Traditional_contemporary_tubeshape, Hearth_can_be_12_mm, Flue_collar_size, Width, Required_recess_width, Required_recess_height, Height, Depth, Side_air_gap_requirements, Top_air_gap_requirements, Safe_recess_height, Rear_air_gap_requirements, Rear_45_degree_adaptor?, Country_of_manufacture, Flue_options, Weight_kg, Enamel_colours, How_many_colours_available, Max_log_length_cm, Additional_information, Efficiency_percentage
You can search through the 300+ stoves using over 20 different search criteria e.g. "I have a budget of £800 and require a freestanding, traditional looking 5kw stove, wood only, that will fit a recess 72cm wide and 92cm high. The stove will be fitted in a smoke control area. Oh, cast iron please.
In this exact scenario the app will show you 2 stoves. Include steel and you will see 5 stoves. Switch to multifuel and it's 19 stoves in your list... and so on. Note that the app will automatically take into account the manufacturer's recommended clearances (air gaps) to non-combustibles.
Each stove and its details have been researched and added by a registered Hetas engineer (that's over 12,000 pieces of information for the first 300 stoves in the app). More stoves will be added each month.