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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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ACR Earlswood 3 Multifuel stove just installed into its new home

ACR Earlswood 3 Multifuel stove just installed into its new home. The Earlswood III has full DEFRA approval enabling it to burn wood within smoke controlled zones. Being a multifuel stove, you can also burn a range of smokeless fuels on this stove. The Earlswood III is also SIA EcoDesign Ready approved meaning that it meets with the EcoDesign criteria which will become mandatory in 2022 already.  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.

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Vermont Casting Defiant Stove Door Service

The owner thought their #stove #doors were beyond repair. We have given them a new lease of life!  For more information on The Stove House and stove servicing, woodburning stoves and installation service which offers a full fitting service by HETAS qualified installers please contact us here. A stove survey for supply and fit can be carried out and a full quotation will be emailed to you usually within 2 hours of the appointment. We also offer a service where we can come out to site and show you how to use your existing stove correctly or to assess an original stove installation.

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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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