Does the legislation affect the sale of open fires and fireplaces? – The Stove House

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.

Heat loss from an open fire is 80% shown here by The Stove House your local stove supplier installer and Hetas fitter 01730 810931

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!

Fuel consumption on an open fire shown here by The Stove House your local stove supplier installer and Hetas fitter 01730 810931

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!

Open fire and wood burner efficiency shown here by The Stove House your local stove supplier installer and Hetas fitter 01730 810931

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.