UPDATE ON AIR QUALITY AND SOLID FUEL/ WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES.
Bruce Allen from HETAS has issued a further information on the above and I have pasted some of it below for you to look over.
We all certainly need to recognise the issues of using old appliances and burning wet or poor fuels along with the importance of maintenance and correct use; and people are most definitely looking to us in our industry to take action to reduce the environmental impact from domestic burning.
There are strong signs that industry is pulling together. The biggest influences on particulate and carbon emissions are of course the fuels used in domestic burning. Government wants to ban the sale of bituminous coal and wet wood for immediate use and the draft Environment Bill was aimed at achieving this. The cleanest fuels will have a positive effect on any appliance old or new. Defra is also incredibly keen to ensure that
Only the cleanest appliances are available for sale so the introduction of Ecodesign legislation for freestanding boilers in January 2020 and for stoves in 2022 will drive cleaner burning appliances on to the market. Whilst stoves do not yet have to comply with Ecodesign, manufacturers are already leading the way with great new appliance designs that burn incredibly cleanly when the right dry wood fuel is used. Notably, manufacturing members of the Stove Industry Alliance and other great manufacturers are using the available stove approval schemes to demonstrate to all that their appliances are leading the way and making progress towards the requirements of Ecodesign much earlier than the law requires. The HETAS appliance approval scheme and the SIA’s Ecodesign Ready and future schemes are leading the way to early compliance and so reducing environmental impact.