Sadiq Khan unfairly wants to ban Wood Burning Stoves in London

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It’s incredible that the mayor of London is able to attack and attribute the wood burning stove London Industry for their short falls in coming to terms with the air pollution levels of London.

Did London not record it’s highest ever pollution readings for the month of June this year? Maybe this was due to wood burning BBQs? Laughable.

It was researched that on a cold day in January this year a spike in air pollution was heavily down to 1.5 million wood burning stoves in use?

To have any evidence of how many burners are actually being used at any one time in comparison to the inefficient open fireplace I suggest is impossible.

Not to mention the massive spike in vehicle traffic during cold spells and the countless extra vehicle engine running hours while people use their heaters to thaw windscreens and stay warm whilst sitting parked, the central heating systems on full blast and the busier streets and shopping centres with Christmas and January sales.

The fireplace and stove industry does understand that some level of emissions are created by use of a fire, we also however know that providing the correct quality of fuel is burned on the correct appliance (a high efficiency DEFRA approved closed appliance) these emissions become practically carbon neutral.

Instead of crippling an entire industry with scaremongering and scapegoating why not do something actually constructive like impose heavier regulations on the types and quality of fuels being burned and also ensuring that the already illegal practice of burning wood on an open fireplace is adhered to.

How Wood Burning Stoves are beneficial in Maintaining the Local Climate

In the fast moving high technology world we live in, there are different ways of keeping your home warm.

Wood burning stoves is like using old ways of heating your house (wood burning) with high end new technologies in the latest range of high quality and efficient wood burning stoves. It is an increasingly attractive and economical way of heating your living room and even the entire house and maintain its temperature while keeping the carbon footprint on the lower side. The wood burning stoves London are aesthetically designed, cleaner to operate and more energy efficient. The stoves are specially designed keeping in view the environmental effects. The wood stoves London installers such as Embers help clients every day who make the choice to go for a wood burning stove in their London home.

In comparison to the central heating systems, the wood stoves make your home healthy to breathe in and safe. Central heating systems are based on non-renewable energy resources such as oil, gas or even coal in some countries. Stoves are used in homes, especially the large living rooms and bed rooms for warm and sustainable living, notably keeping carbon emissions at bay.

In the recent years, as the world has started facing energy crisis, and with non-renewable energy resources depleting on a faster rate, building contractors and the architects across construction industry are opting for wood burning stoves London companies such as Embers to make the homes they design heat efficient and non polluting.

Want to know surprising fact? Wood burning stoves are capable of heating water using the back boiler, and this eventually means that the quantity of electricity, or gas or oil required for heating radiators or water in your home is much less than your current consumption.

The wood required for burning in the stoves could be reclaimed wood, which has been dumped during any construction projects. However, it is important that the collected wood is untreated and unpainted, or otherwise it could pollute the environment.

Wood burning stoves has double advantage over the burning of wood out in open. The stoves are built in such a manner that with minimum quantity of wood and carbon emissions, the heat generated is quite high. In several models of wood burning stoves, the gas emissions from burning wood are quickly sent back straight into the stove and subsequently burnt.

The quantity of carbon produced from wood while it is burnt is considerably less in relation to coal and other fossil fuel. It is interesting to find that the quantity of carbon released on burning wood is approximately the same as the quantity of carbon removed from the atmosphere.

In general, the wood used comes from various sustainable sources, where a sapling is planted for every tree, which has been cut for use in stoves. In comparison to traditional open fire, wood burning stoves produce three times more heat, which is sufficient enough to warm up vast sections of your home if not all of it.

If you are thinking of keeping the interiors of your beautiful home warm and composed, wood burning stoves could be one of the healthy, clean and reliable options you are going to have, over the electrically driven central heating systems. Contact us today to discuss your options.