Passive House Wood Burning Stoves
New build homes across Ireland and Northern Ireland are becoming increasingly well-insulated and therefore more air tight. There are various types of air tight house standards with the most well known being called Passiv Haus, or passive house, whereby strict criteria must be met regarding energy performance. Additionally these low energy or air tight homes require less energy (heat requirement) for space heating than a conventional home i.e A Passive House may need 3kW of heat at the coldest time of the year whilst a conventional oil boiler produces 20kW. So a wood burning stove for a passive house must be designed to operate at a temperature suitable for passive house requirements.
Installing a wood burning stove in a passive house in Ireland, Northern Ireland
Additionally you will also require a wood burning stove where the air intake will comply with both building regulations and the strict criteria of a passive house standard. For example a room sealed wood burning stove also needs to be installed with it’s own separate air supply, as an open grille for through draft cannot be punctured through the air tight passive house construction. Additional in the passive house standard due to the air tightness specification you cannot have an open fireplace, so installing a wood burning stove is an aesthetically pleasing compromise, where you have a fire producing real flame effect in the home. MCZ wood-burning stoves an ideal solution for passive or well-insulated houses. All wood-burning stove models are in fact “airtight”, “hermetic”, in the sense that all the oxygen for combustion is taken from the outside and not from inside the room where they are installed (this is the Oyster technology).
The wood burning stoves below have been developed specifically for use in passive and low energy houses.