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The truth about fire and flames

Most of us will agree that there’s no smoke without fire. However, isn’t there a difference between crying ‘Fire!’ and the sound of a softly crackling wood stove?

In the daily environmental debate, we tend to react strongly to even the most logical statements. For instance, what pollutes most: heating a summer cottage with a wood-burning stove, frying bacon or lighting two candles on a cosy evening? Most people would probably guess the stove, logically enough, since we can both see and smell the smoke. Even if science tells us that a woodburning stove filled with dry, certified wood only accounts for a few percent of particulate emissions in a home, and that all the rest comes from clothes, cooking, candles and various other ordinary things, it’s easy to assume that a cosy stove or candles are luxuries that environmentally responsible people should avoid. 

When it comes to the environment and health, the truth is often more nuanced than a Facebook post by a politician or an article by an interest group, and the only certainty is that the amount of particulates in an average home is made up of such a complex combination of things that in reality it’s up to you what you choose to believe. At the same time, the number of products we use and consume every day, and the importance we attach to them, varies from person to person.

Choose one of our SIA EcoDesign Ready models 

This is why we as a society need the guidelines that have been developed to identify the benefits and harmful effects of various kinds of products.

One such measure is EcoDesign 2022 which is a European standard that will ensure all stoves installed after 1st January 2022 will meet a minimum efficiency and maximum permitted carbon emissions. In relation to this, the UK Stove Industry Alliance has backed this Standard with the introduction of the SIA EcoDesign Ready label. This voluntary scheme aims to promote modern stoves that already meet the stringent requirements of EcoDesign 2022.

Morsø currently have over 50 SIA EcoDesign Ready models, and while we don’t deny there’s no smoke without fire, we’d still claim that the smoke from a home with a Morsø stove is cleaner than much of the air that fans the flames of the environmental debate. 

In any case we can assure you, or any other responsible and environmentally conscious person, that with both the EcoDesign 2022 and the SIA EcoReady labels in hand, you are free to browse our website and pick out any one of the several SIA EcoReady labelled stoves from Morsø.

See all of our SIA labelled stoves and inserts