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It has been claimed that replacing just one old inefficient stove with a low emission one, such are those found in the Charlton & Jenrick range, could be the equivalent of taking five old diesel trucks off the road!
The EU’s new Ecodesign standards, which are due to come into effect in 2022 state that new stoves must be at least 75% efficient. The legislation before was much lower, stipulating a 65% limit. These regulations are all to help towards a cleaner, greener environment.
These tough new rules highlight how inefficient old technology is. An open fire has an efficiency of only 25%! An old stove is not as inefficient as an open fire, but still is incredibly inefficient when compared to modern Ecodesign stoves of today.
Over 200,000 wood burning stoves are sold in the UK every year. They are desirable and a great style option for a home. Not only are they stylish, they have also been proven to help lower blood pressure and increase relaxation, according to the results of a research project by the University of Alabama.
There has been some bad and misleading press in the past about wood burning stoves, and the fact that they are “silent killers” – this is far from the truth with new high efficiency stoves. Smoke from burning wood does naturally contain a mixture of harmful gases, which have greatly been reduced with newer stoves. Furthermore the introduction of maximum carbon monoxide and NOx levels will come into force along side the 2022 legislation, all which will help contribute to the greener credentials of a modern wood burning stove.
From January 2018 all stoves will need to be “eco-labelled”, which means there will be no hiding behind the fictitious “green” credentials. This labelling will be similar to what we see with household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. This labelling will give consumers a much clearer view of the efficiency and output of their stove.
How Consumers Will Benefit:
Clearer labelling with generally lower emissions across the board, will be two significant benefits of these new developments. Tests have already shown that an ecodesign stove, such as those found in the Purevision range, produce 90% fewer emissions than an open fire, and 83% less than a stove from 10 years ago – a huge leap forwards by any standard.
You can view our range of ecodesign ready stoves at http://www.charltonandjenrick.co.uk/brands/purevision/gallery/