SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves are designed to reduce PM emissions by burning wood more efficiently and completely.
The stoves have been independently tested by an approved test laboratory and met the emissions and minimum efficient criteria for Ecodesign. The test results have also been verified by HETAS and listed on the HETAS website. Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions.
New legislation is due to come into force for stoves in the UK in 2022. SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves will meet the Ecodesign requirements and are available now. The PM emissions limit for Ecodesign is 55% lower than for DEFRA exempt stoves.
Burning wood produces particulate matter (PM) but the amount produced depends on how the wood is burnt.
Independent research conducted by Kiwa Gastec on behalf of the SIA has shown that SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves can reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove.