The facts about woodburning stoves & air quality.
As we come into the new heating season there are a number of misleading reports doing the rounds on wood burning stoves. Much of the confusion has come from statistics that lump in modern stoves with older stoves, open fires and bonfires and then present a grouped figure for emissions. This very much distorts the data.
LET’S BE CLEAR!
An EcoDesign Ready stove is a clean and an environmentally sound choice when heating your home. These stoves produce 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 80% less than older designed stoves by using ultra clean burn technology that is carbon neutral. Wood gives off the same amount of carbon whether it is burnt or decays naturally. The carbon released from burning wood is balanced out by the carbon absorbed by the tree during its lifetime.
Also wood is a renewable, sustainable fuel that can be sourced locally. With well managed woodlands, well seasoned wood and stoves with clean burn technology there is a strong future for wood burning stoves.
If you are looking to purchase a stove talk to us and be sure to look for the @clearskiesmark label that guarantees that your stove meets all the criteria set for Ecodesign 2022. You too can play an important part in reducing carbon emissions with a wood burning stove.