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There has been a fair bit in the news recently about wood burning. Somewhat unfairly the air pollution statistics quoted lump modern, clean burning stoves together with all sorts of domestic fuels, older appliances and open fires
Let’s be clear – our range of 2022 SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves offer exceptional efficiencies and extremely low emissions and can be part of the solution to air pollution
Head on over to theecologist.org for a balanced, sensible article on reclaiming the case for burning wood. The Case For Wood Fuel
John Everitt writes: … ‘amongst all the headlines, I think we’ve lost sight of two simple messages – firstly, that all wood is not the same, and secondly, that the way that you burn it can make all the difference. So much so that I believe if we burn the right wood in the right way we can actually improve both our carbon footprint and our air quality.’ .
He lists five key steps to a cleaner, greener burn: .
1) Use locally grown wood fuel to reduce CO2 in the distribution and processing
2) Ensure your wood fuel is sustainably harvested so that woodland is maintained as a carbon store and renewable resource – better still, join a volunteer group and harvest it yourself
3) Dry, season and store your wood properly or buy seasoned timber that is ‘Ready to Burn’ to halve emissions of particulates during burning
4) Use an efficient wood burner, ideally one that is ECO-DESIGN READY. These have increased efficiency and are permitted for use in smoke control areas
5) Service and clean your flue and burner regularly to maintain efficiency
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