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Energy efficiency & Ecodesign Ready Stoves

Great strides forward in stove design have resulted in modern stoves having an efficiency of over 80%, compared to an open fire at 25% and a stove produced ten years ago, with an average efficiency of 65%.

Energy Efficient Ecodesign Ready Stoves

Ecodesign compliant wood stoves must have a minimum efficiency of 75% compared with the current CE requirement of 65%. The difference in efficiency of Ecodesign ready stoves compared with older stoves and open fires can be clearly seen in the efficiency label chart shown below.

Energy Efficiency

The efficiency of the appliance also plays an important role in the amount of wood required, as shown in the diagram below. Significantly fewer logs are required in an Ecodesign Ready stove. Saving the user money whilst also reducing emissions.

Ecodesign Ready Stoves


Available today, SIA Ecodesign Ready Appliances follow the European-wide programme to lower emissions due to come into force in the UK in 2022.

Consumer Advice

The SIA is here to help consumers with all things wood-burning stoves and biomass appliance related. From understanding the benefits of SIA Ecodesign Ready stove to the importance of using dry wood and a guide on how best to light the stove.