Q: How efficient are wood burning and multi fuel
A: Today’s stoves are more
efficient and technically advanced than those
manufactured only a few years ago so efficiencies in excess of
75-80% are now possible.
For example, a stove with a net fuel input of
6.5kW and an output rating of 5kW is 77% efficient.
With a very few, particular exceptions, the
figures for all Stovax Stoves have been independently verified by
CE and HETAS approval systems.
Also do not forget that, unlike an open fire
or hearth, a stove has airtight doors and a sealed flue so it will
not draw heat from other heating sources, such as radiators or
electric storage heaters, up the chimney. This means the stove can
conserve energy even when it is not lit.