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HEATING, VENTILATION & SERVICES Electric avenues


Following the announcement of the Government’s Clean Air Strategy in 2019, Andy Hitchman of Solution Fires discusses how the new legislation supports the positive environmental benefits of electric fires


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ew restrictions, forming part of the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, mean bagged coal and wet wood of less than two cubic metres cannot be sold, and wet wood in larger volumes must be sold with advice on how to dry it, prior to burning. These changes also mean all manufactured solid fuels must now have a low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke.


These restrictions come on the back of the Future Homes Standard announced in 2019. Part of the standard, which launches fully in 2025, is the introduction of a minimum environmental standard for all new housing, including a commitment to removing traditional fossil fuel heating systems.


There are a variety of alternatives to wood and coal fires, and in the light of the above challenges there are key environmental benefits to be gained from installing electric fires.


Electric fireplaces are considered one of the most eco-friendly fireplace options as they cause almost no direct environmental impact and indirect impact is low-to- moderate for most areas.


Electric fireplaces are set to have a secure future in relation to the Future Homes Standard. Even though this regulation places greater scrutiny on traditional fireplaces, it helps demonstrate that the electric fireplace is going to likely be the eco-friendly option going forward, especially in the hindsight of an electric fireplace being considered more efficient than an average home’s main heating system. Additionally, people with open fires will be required to purchase cleaner fuels, although this is subject to change, as with every source of fuel being burnt causing air pollution, it can be detrimental and harmful to human health. The use of open fires raises health and safety concerns, most notably to people with asthma who have a higher chance of having an asthma attack


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from breathing in the toxic fumes. The government’s Clean Air Strategy commits them to put their ambition into action, supported by the words of Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, who said “cleaner fuels are not only beneficial for the environment but also


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