Harvia promotes cleaner burning of wood

As a traditional manufacturer of saunas and sauna heaters, Harvia has borne the responsibility for its operations and products since 1950. We carry out continuous development and research work to ensure that our products are safe and healthy to use and increase the well-being of their users. Harvia designs and manufactures its products responsibly, with respect for nature and people.

The quality, safety and reliability of the products is of the utmost importance to Harvia. All the sauna heaters we manufacture meet the statutory requirements and standards of the target markets. Harvia also participates actively in international standardisation.We are involved in influencing the development of product safety, energy efficiency, the improvement of the efficiency of woodburning stoves and the reduction of fine particulate emissions, among other things. Harvia is an industry forerunner in particulate emissions, having launched the low-emission Harvia Green Flame stoves in 2009.

One topic that always remains current with regard to development is the discourse on emissions generated by woodburning stoves. Harvia’s woodburning stoves already meet the requirements and standards set for them. We are an active expert participant in the efforts to determine and define comparable measurement methods for particulate emissions from stoves. We work in close cooperation with parties such as the Ministry of the Environment, the construction product industry and several international testing facilities. We guide and instruct our customers in using stoves and other products correctly and safely, and we develop new solutions that increase the products’ safety and promote sustainable development.

 

Tips for better burning of wood

The clean burning of wood can be influenced by lighting a fire in the woodburning stove correctly. Aim for colourless, low-emission smoke by emptying out the old ashes before lighting a fire in the stove, among other things. Only use dry wood; do not use wet or fresh wood. Avoid burning trash in the fire chamber and light a fire quickly, using the driest pieces of wood as kindling. Firewood should be burned in several smaller batches, starting with small pieces of wood. Wait until the flames start to die down to add the second batch of firewood, and also remember to adjust the airflow under the grate. The flue must also be swept regularly.