With a wood-burning stove from HWAM, you can heat up your living room with a clear conscience. Burning of wood is a CO2 neutral process. The wood simply releases the same amount of CO2 that it would if it were decomposing naturally on the forest floor. When you fire in a HWAM stove, the chimney lets out mainly water vapour which has only a minimal impact on the environment. This is the result of years of development to ensure that our stoves are highly efficient, utilising nearly all the energy in the wood.
At HWAM, we only develop stoves that meet the most rigorous standards, and even now, we more than satisfy EU’s future requirements on particulate matter emissions which will not be implemented until 2022.
However, to ensure a minimum impact on the environment, the stove must be fired properly. All HWAM stoves are equipped with an HWAM® Autopilot™, while WIKING stoves are fitted with an Automatic™ system. Both the HWAM® Autopilot™ and the Automatic™ system automatically regulate the air supply for combustion in order to optimise firing and considerably increase the longevity of the firewood.
We are constantly committed to making our stoves even more efficient and ecofriendly. Therefore, HWAM’s wood-burning stoves are subjected to comprehensive, regular testing to determine their performance in different conditions and at different temperatures and combustion speeds. This is to ensure that the stoves comply with our rigorous environmental demands in any situation – imaginable as well as unimaginable. We uphold this strict testing regime to ensure that our stoves offer the maximum benefit for the consumer with a minimum impact on the environment. A stove from HWAM is the obvious solution to satisfy both parts.
ECODESIGN 2022EU Regulatory Requirement 2015/1185 What is ECODESIGN 2022? ECODESIGN 2022 is a set of requirements on energy efficiency and emissions for solid-fuel local space heaters, including wood-burning stoves. These requirements apply to products with a nominal heat output of up to 50 kW which are to be imported to countries in the EU and the EEA (Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland). When will the requirements come into force? The requirements will apply from 1 January 2022 with the exception of the Netherlands, where the requirements will apply from 1 January 2020. After 1 January 2024, the requirements will be amended by the EU authorities. Who is responsible for regulatory compliance? HWAM has full responsibility for ensuring that our products satisfy the requirements of ECODESIGN 2022. Which countries are within the scope of the requirements? The directive and associated regulations apply to products selling in the EU and EEA countries (Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland). How to test a product? The product is tested by means of a reliable, accurate and reproducible method using recognised techniques. When repeated, the method of testing must thus give the same result. To assess whether a product satisfies the requirements of ECODESIGN 2022, the measurements must always be carried out in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the regulation for the product in question. All HWAM models are ECODESIGN 2022 approved All HWAM models satisfy the requirements prescribed by ECODESIGN 2022.
British approvals for
Approvals from GASTEC Certification BV
CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer, that the product has been produced according to the harmonised European standards or the European Technical Approval.
These Standards include among others regulations, the description of building materials characteristics proved by the manufacturer by calculations or tests. The testing or calculating must consider the following 6 areas:
- Mechanical resistance and stability
- Health and environment
- Fire safety
- Noise level
Even though a produce carries the CE marking national regulations may put restrictions on the use of the product in certain countries.
It is obligatory for all products for sale to be labelled with a CE marking.