Fireplace or wood stove heating: an eco-responsible solution

When winter is here and it starts to snow, who wouldn’t want to stay home and keep warm? And while electric heaters, including the mobile inertia heater, have been widely used in the past, a new fashion seems to have caught the attention of every household. This is none other than the use of wood heating, which is considered to be more economical. But one of the reasons why today’s households are convinced by them, is also the fact that it allows them to contribute to safeguarding the environment, as true eco-responsible people.

Heating using a renewable resource

In order to better protect the environment, every existing state encourages its citizens to opt for renewable and recyclable energy resources. And this is precisely the case when it comes to installing a wood-burning stove in the home. Indeed, wood is a renewable resource and is the cheapest fuel on the market. This offers an opportunity for every home to enjoy the warmth. There are other heating methods that use renewable energy such as electric inertia radiators, which are ecological and economical. Thanks to the new technologies developed by Rothelec, the inertia radiator is now in its most successful form: premium comfort, maximum energy performance and immediate savings.

The required conditions

Not every act relating to wood heating is described as environmentally friendly. A few conditions have to be met, the majority of which are related to the sources of supply. Otherwise, the wood used for heating will have to come from a place close to his home. Also, this source must be sustainable. This means that every tree cut down deserves a new plantation, as do some large houses that label special wood for fireplaces. And finally, the heating system must be well worth it, that is to say, efficient and effective.

What about the level of CO2 generated by this type of heating?

Of course, heating with a fireplace, whether as the main heating system or as a supplementary heating system, always requires wood to be burned. And in doing so, it makes sense that CO2 is generated. Environmentally friendly?  If you take the trouble to compare the use of wood with other materials, such as gas, oil or electric heating, you can see that wood heating is the least polluting, with 12 times less pollution than oil, 6 times less than gas and 5 times less than electric energy. But we can also say that it is a neutral pollution, given that during its lifetime, the tree, reduced to wood, had to absorb the CO2 of the others.

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