Yes, open fires and fireplaces will no longer be able to be sold as solid fuel heating appliances after 2022 due to their poor efficiency and particulate emissions.
Open fires lose 80% of its valuable heat they produce up the chimney and takes with it your very expensive central heating meaning you are burning approximately 3 times the amount of fuel you need to be on your fire. If you kept this heat within your home you could save on your fuel and energy bills!
That's why a woodburning stove is more environmentally friendly than an open fire. It uses less fuel, it converts its heat more efficiently, produces fewer emissions and it means you reduce your energy bills saving you money on the fuel that you would have used on your central heating which also reduces your carbon footprint.
Plus the new Ecodesign ready stoves are even more efficient!
Please do get in touch if you have any questions with the information in this blog or if you would like to book a survey to arrange a stove installation. You can also see The Stove House' gallery and reviews here.