Due to come into force in the UK in 2022, the Ecodesign air quality standards have been designed to reduce the amount of emissions that affect air quality. From 1st January 2022 all solid fuel heating appliances must be Ecodesign compliant.
Ecodesign stoves offer the cleanest and most efficient solution for heating your home with wood and smokeless fuels. Independent tests have shown that an Ecodesign Ready stove produces 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 84% fewer than a stove of ten years ago. Particulate emissions are organic particles that come from incomplete combustion of wood. Ecodesign Ready stoves have been engineered to burn wood more completely. The targeted introduction of combustion air at higher levels in the fire box of the stoves, reignites the particles of wood before they can leave the stove. Ecodesign Ready stoves can also lead to significant reductions in CO, NOx and Organic Gaseous Carbon compounds (OGC).