Great strides forward in stove design have resulted in modern Ecodesign stoves having an efficiency of over 80%, compared to an open fire at 25%.
Energy Efficient Ecodesign Stoves
Ecodesign compliant wood stoves must have a minimum efficiency of 75% compared with the current UKCA requirement of 65%. The difference in efficiency of Ecodesign stoves compared with open fires can be clearly seen in the efficiency label chart shown below.
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 stove. Saving the user money whilst also reducing emissions.
clearSkies certified stoves
There are over 320 appliances already certified within the clearSkies scheme from a range of well known stove brands.