The ever increasing price of electricity has pushed the cost of heating a home by electricity to unsustainable levels. This coupled with increasing awareness of the importance of preserving the environment, has led to a demand for a cost effective way of heating homes, that is environmentally aware. Wood stoves have been used in Europe for the last 150 years as a much more efficient source of heat. These remarkable units are designed to burn wood slowly, with minimal emissions into the atmosphere and lots of heat.
A full vermiculite jacket inside the stove. This insulating material raises the combustion temperature inside the fire to in excess of 950C. At these temperatures the wood burns highly efficiently sending very little emissions into the atmosphere and retaining about 80% of the heat from the fire in the house, where the heat is needed.
This high temperature combustion enables our stoves to send about 70% of their heat output through the door glass as an infrared light wave. This enables the heat to travel long distances across the room to be absorbed by people, furniture or walls, wherever they are in the path of the light. This allows large rooms to be heated quickly and to keep the heat down where you require it in double volume areas.
A long slow burn time so that the fires can comfortably burn through the night or whilst we are out during the day. We have found that with a full load of good quality wood, our 8 Kw stove can burn at slow pace for up to 12 hours and our 13 Kw stove up to 15 hours. Feats hitherto unheard of on any wood stove sold in South Africa.