Anyone who wants to do good things for the environment and the climate heats their house with a tile stove that burns wood, a natural fuel. A renewable raw material, wood has a great future. Used as an energy source, it allows you to be more independent of oil and gas.
Wood-fired heating contributes to reducing the emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels, and curbing the greenhouse effect. When wood is burned, the amount of CO2 released is only as much as the wood has previously taken up. It burns in a CO2-neutral way – the same amount of CO2, incidentally, that would be released if the wood were to decompose in the forest.
Now systems already exist in which the tile stove with a boiler component can supply all the hot water needed by a residential building with an energy requirement of up to 10 kW.
When heating with wood, certain threshold values and environmental regulations must be adhered to. This is no problem for modern tile stoves or fireplace stoves. They make optimum use of wood as a fuel and achieve high levels of efficacy.
Sophisticated firebox technology ensures efficient, uniform and complete combustion with optimum emission behaviour – for example through automatic control, adjustment and airflow. High-tech systems from specialists comply with all the latest statutory environmental regulations.
To ensure that combustion proceeds optimally with as few emissions as possible and with a high degree of effectiveness, only untreated, dry wood in pieces should be used (20 % residual moisture); depending on the stove type, wood briquettes or pellets may be used.
It is important to light them correctly and to ensure the correct amount of combustion air is added, from ignition through to the end of the heating operation. The tile stove maker will give you useful tips during his briefing, is available for questions, and also performs regular servicing of the system.