As a proud member of the SIA Retail Group we aim to help improve UK air quality and reduce the UK’s carbon footprint by advising their customers on the very latest environmentally friendly and low emission wood burning stoves. We can explain the benefits of replacing open fires and older stove models with advanced Ecodesign Ready appliances by offering expert advice on choosing, installing, using the right fuel and maintaining a wood burning stove.
As a member of the SIA Retail Group we are committed to helping the public realise the benefits of low carbon wood burning stoves, which provide renewable and sustainable heating for the future.
SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves are designed to reduce 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 efficiency criteria for Ecodesign.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions. It 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.