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Eco Design Ready Stoves Should You Be Worried

There’s been a lot of talk and concern about the Eco Design Ready regulations that are coming into force 1st January 2022. In this video, Pete explains why unless you have a very old burner, you shouldn’t worry especially if you’ve had a recent installation of a wood burner. This is mostly about emissions.

At https://www.ecofiresandstoves.co.uk we have long advocated the need for change and have been behind eco-design ready for a long time.

If you need any advice on any aspect of the regulations, or require an inspection , please call 01252 815100

Here is the text from the video:

Hi, I’m Pete from EcoFires and Stoves and Crookham Village near Fleet. Just want to hit on a little subject regarding eco-design ready the term eco-design ready referring to stoves wood burning stove. We’re getting a few customers with concerns hearing the stoves are going to be banned -if they don’t meet these eco design ready standards.

The answer to that is no they’re not.

What is being banned, is older technology stoves and open fires will be banned. It’s all about emissions, a very current subject at the moment. And it’s a very good thing. We’ve been behind eco-design ready for a long time. Basically all it means is the stoves that are fitted after 2022 need to meet these new regulations. It’s all about emissions.

And it’s all about how efficiently the stove runs. It’s as simple as that if you have a stove now, that’s just been fitted or even one that’s being fitted soon. It doesn’t mean to say you’re going to have to change it later on. It means anything changed after that has to be the the latest regulation and have the certification on it.

So at this moment in time is absolutely no need to worry. Unless I would say you’ve got a very old stove, if it’s over five or six years old, you might want to consider upgrading it now, but apart from that don’t worry.

The main difference is with the new stoves that are coming out. They made very slight changes to them, to be able to meet these regulations. It’s no difference to car emissions and everything else. They had to introduce things like catalytic converters. And that is actually very simple with the stove. It might be a different set of fire bricks in it. It might be a different baffle. Sometimes this can make a difference to an installation when you have it done.

Some of the stoves require a slightly taller flu and things like that, but there’s things in place to get over this so I would say, you know, really do not worry about it.

If you want to do your own thing – your own bit for the environment. You’ve got to make sure that your stove is serviced. It’s installed properly and you’re burning the correct wood, i.e less than 20 percent moisture if you burn kiln-dried wood that’s guaranteed. I’m a big fan of seasoned wood, that’s under 20% and just use local suppliers to provide it. So yeah, that’s it. Really.

Don’t worry. Hey, Lexi (My Dog)