Environmentally friendly burning a wood fire? Easy with our tips!
A wood fire or stove is environmentally friendly, but you need to pay attention to a number of points. Besides buying a new, more environmentally friendly wood fire, the efficiency and power of the fire also affect its environmental impact. With these 3 tips, make sure you choose the right power and that your fire achieves the highest possible efficiency!
1. Choose the right power for the fire
How environmentally conscious a wood fire is depends both on the type, power and efficiency of the fire. Do you want to burn a wood fire in an environmentally conscious way? Then make sure you choose the right efficiency and power output for your fire. When buying a new fire, think about what you will use it for. If it serves to heat the room, you will need more power than if you choose a wood-burning stove for the atmosphere. With our tips, you can easily calculate the capacity of the fire
needed to comfortably heat your home.
Contemporary wood-burning stoves come with the well-known energy label. With an energy label you can see at a glance the capacity and efficiency of the intended wood fire or stove. In addition, the label states what the wood fire or stove emits and how environmentally harmful it is. On the product pages of all our fires and stoves you will find the energy labels of the respective product. So you always make an informed environmentally friendly choice.
2. Proper installation and regular maintenance increases wood fire efficiency
Always have your new wood fire or stove installed by a technician
. By installing the wood fire correctly, you will not only increase the efficiency of the fire, but also ensure that the wood fire is safe to use. Besides proper installation, regular maintenance also increases the fire's efficiency. We therefore recommend that you maintain the fire regularly. Although wood fires and stoves require relatively little maintenance, regular maintenance
ensures that no ash remains in the fire, thereby increasing its efficiency. Most fire maintenance is easy to do yourself, but some things are better left to an expert.
Our authorised dealers ensure proper installation of your fire. You can easily find your nearest dealer via find your dealer.
3. A wood-burning stove is environmentally friendly if you use it responsibly
A wood fire or stove is environmentally friendly if you use it sensibly. But there are some important points to consider when heating your home with a wood fire. With our tips, you can be sure of responsible heating!
Use the right fuel
Unlike fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal or oil, wood is a renewable fuel. By burning wood from responsible forests, you are heating responsibly with an eye to the environment and human health. If you use wood from the surrounding area, you even create a sustainable cycle
But not all wood is suitable for firing. Suitable types of wood for firing include beech, oak and birch. But there are more points to consider when choosing the right wood for firing. For example, do not use processed wood to heat your house. Firing processed wood produces toxic fumes that are harmful not only to the environment, but also to you. In addition, firewood should contain only 12-18% moisture. So the wood must be dry enough to fire.
Fire according to the Swiss method
Besides choosing the right wood, the method of firing also influences the efficiency of the wood fire and the burden on the environment. At DRU we therefore recommend stoking according to the Swiss method.