..New home and Passive home wood heaters – what do you need to know?

New homes are a lot more air tight than older homes : and as wood heaters use a lot of air, not just for the heater, but also for air cooled flue kits – if you are building a new home, here is the points you need to know if you want a wood heater

what is a passive home

If you are building a new home today, your home will be wither 6+ star rating or passive design. These homes are air tight and installing a wood heater in a home passive home requires particular features

2 types of air needed

This video will explain the air wood heaters need.
# Air required for your wood heater to work ( for your fire )
# Air to cool your flue down in traditional triple skin flue kits

Air for your wood heater

Wood heaters use up to 6000ltrs of air per day : in a Passive air tight home ( or 6+ star rated home ) , a wood heater that uses external air intake is required

Air for your flue

Traditional triple skin ( Air Cooled ) flue uses over 400ltrs of air per minuet to cool the flue down : in a passive home, Insulated ROOM SEAL FLUE (RSF) uses no air and keeps your house air tight


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