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Do I Need To Buy An Ecodesign Ready Stove Now?

Ecodesign Ready stoves are designed to reduce PM emissions by burning wood more efficiently and completely. New legislation states that all new stove or fire sales from 2022 will need to be Ecodesign models. If you are looking to buy a stove now you do NOT have to buy an 'Eco-design ready' stove as the law doesn't come into effect until January 2022 but some models are already available and The Stove House are happy to talk you through these stoves along with our other models from our wide range. Please do get in touch if you would like us to answer any questions you have or to book a survey.

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Does the legislation affect the sale of open fires and fireplaces?

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...

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CAN I KEEP USING MY EXISTING WOODBURNING STOVES?

When the Ecodesign programme comes into force for stoves in the UK in January 2022 it does not mean you are unable to use your existing stove or that you have to replace it as of yet. This is because the Clean Air Strategy does not say there will be a ban on the use of existing wood or multi-fuel appliances, nor do you need to modify your appliance. However, you should be burning quality dry “Ready to Burn” wood or quality smokeless fuels. Kiln dried logs are the best to use as they have 20% or less moisture content.   REMEMBER - You can’t burn water! The energy in your fire will be used to try to keep the wood burning instead of being...

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BBC News report on Woodburners

In an extract from the BBC NEWS website on 14th Jan 19 by Matt McGrath Environment correspondent he said: ‘Most people don't realise that a wood burning stove emits more particles per hour than a diesel truck’. Well, I would like to just prove that this statement is incorrect, you can see from this chart below. You can also see how much more eco-friendly a stove is compared to an open fire. In fact, the more recent ECOdesignready models produce even less than this. He then continues to add  ‘....that's because a freshly cut log of wood contains about a pint of water, and much of the heat energy is used to dry the water out, which causes the wood to smoke and smoulder, releasing air pollutants’. Even...

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