Innovative new EcoLight system®
For many years Dik Geurts has invested in the environment with clean combustion techniques for its stoves. With the Mats wood stove and the patented EcoLight system® Dik Geurts aims to help the consumer stoke responsibly; the EcoLight® display is on the front of the Mats and has LED lights that indicate whether the fire is at the right temperature for optimum combustion, and as a result produces minimal fine particle emissions.
Nowadays wood stoves and fires boast extremely high outputs and excellent, very clean combustion. In comparison to an open fire that attains on average a mere 15% output as much of the heat dissipates up the chimney, a wood stove attains an exceptionally high output: on average around 70 to 80%! Open fire emissions are also far higher than wood stove emissions. When both are used to heat a room the wood stove appears to emit 15x less CO2 than the open fire, and 50x less fine particle emissions. Why is that? All wood stoves and fires are closed and equipped with either a glass window or door, which increases the temperature in the combustion chamber and retains the heat. Moreover, many appliances have added insulation and the flue gases are discharged via an ingenious system. This maintains a high temperature and any released substances are optimally burned.
With the Mats wood stove Dik Geurts shows how nostalgia can go hand in hand with modern innovations; that ambience is not sidelined as a result of design and environmental developments.