SIA 2022 ECO-DESIGN READY
The Northern Flame Snug meets future stove regulations and exceeds the Eco-Design 2022 requirements for burning both wood and smokeless fuel. The Eco-Design scheme is an initiative to reduce harmful emissions and will become mandatory in Europe for all stoves by 2022. Recent studies have found Eco-Design Ready stoves can offer a 90% reduction in particulates released when compared to an open fire and 80-94% reduction when compared to an old fireplace. All test results have been carried out by Kiwa Gastec in the UK. In South Africa it is not a requirement to have an Eco-Design Ready appliance; however those who are concerned by the impact of their consumer choices on the environment are choosing Eco-Design Ready appliances.
DEFRA APPROVED STOVE
A Defra approved stove is an industry term for a SE (smoke exempt) fireplace which has been approved to burn specific fuels in a smoke controlled area that would usually not be allowed (i.e. wood).
The Northern Flame Ecosy+ Snug is one of the most up to date and cleanest burning multi-fuel stoves sold in the U.K. Its modern design is well suited to most interiors. The large window and polished steel handle and leavers also add to its good looks. Its output range is between 4.7-10.2 kW.
It features a 30mm thick cast iron door; a thick steel body and a unique baffle plate design. The vermiculite lined combustion chamber comes with a removable, galvanised ash pan and comfortably loads 30cm logs. Adjustable bolts on the legs aid with levelling on uneven surfaces and there is an option to connect to an external air intake. Included are an instruction manual; a glove for adjusting the air inlets and for opening the door, and a tool for removing the ash pan.
The Snug burns both wood and smokeless coal. For wood, which prefers a flat bed with air flowing over the top, the air controls can completely cut off the primary air under the fire with the left lever, whilst leaving the secondary / tertiary air open with the right lever. To burn smokeless coal, the permeable, coal grate allows the ash to fall through and the air controls allow the primary air to be fully open letting air rush under the fire whilst the secondary / tertiary air is almost fully cut off.
The Snug is effectively ?a stove within a stove?, where the air drawn in from the rear is fed between two layers of steel. The air is then dispersed over the fire from a series of holes high inside the rear of the chamber. This re-introduced Tertiary air re-burns the initial smoke and pollutants created by the fire. The remaining air speeds up as it rises over the fire and is released like a curtain of heat that burns the glass clean (Air Wash technology).
The Snug is a high end product with a SIA 2022 Eco-Design & DEFRA certification. It is manufactured according to European design in China for the U.K. market. It is CE and British standard approved by KIWA Gastec and comes with a 5 year limited warranty.