How much particulate matter does a wood-burning stove emit?
It is difficult to answer this question. The amount of particulate matter your fire or stove emits depends on the type of fire you have, its age and your heating behaviour. Every fire we put on the market is thoroughly tested before it can be sold. Among other things, they have to meet certain particulate matter requirements. Our wood-burning stoves score very well here. The fine dust values of this test can be found on each product page under NOx value. In addition, the use of a smoke filter also affects the amount of particulate matter your stove emits.
Wood stove with smoke filter: good idea or not?
If you install a smoke filter in the flue of your fire, it will stop up to 95% of the fine dust. Yet we still have our doubts about using a smoke filter. We explain why we still have doubts about using a smoke filter.
As a manufacturer of fireplaces, we do not simply recommend using a wood smoke filter. This is because the use of a wood smoke filter affects the resistance in the outlet, which can cause a fire to "behave" differently after a filter has been installed. Also, an improperly placed filter can negatively affect the enjoyment of stoking. In short: as a manufacturer, we are certainly open to using a wood smoke filter, but we have not yet found a smoke filter that works well in the long term.
EcoDesign legislation for wood fires and stoves
These days, there are strict requirements on harmful emissions. The government has laid down these requirements in the EcoDesign 2022 legislation
. The requirements are as follows:
Stringent requirements that ensure we reduce particulate emissions. Want to make sure you comply with the legislation? Then we recommend you buy your new fire from an authorised dealer and have it installed by a suitable installer. And follow a fire training course so you are safe in every respect!
Our fires meet these strict requirements. You can view them on the assortment page. Do you have any questions about legislation or would you like our experts to help you?