04.08.14 Hi-Flame stoves SEAI verified

Posted on August 4, 2014
Archive : August 2014
Category : Wood Burning Stoves

Hi-Flame, who make Olymberyl, Horse Flame, Precision, Alpha and Graphite wood burning and multi fuel stoves and boiler stoves are now listed on the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's Home-heating Appliance Register of Performance (HARP) database. The Harp database is essentially a product efficiency and output database for home-heating appliances that are sold in Ireland and will provide Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessors with specific product efficiency information used when calculating BERs for dwellings.

Most importantly, it will also help homeowners identify and compare the efficiency of stoves and boiler stoves on a level playing field. As only stoves which have been officially CE tested (or its equivalent) for efficiency and safety can be independently verified by SEAI for inclusion on the Harp database this is all that an Irish homeowner has to rely on when it comes to a manufacturer's claim regarding their stove's output and efficiency. As Hi-Flame's National Sales Manager, Wayne Cooney, pointed out "It costs nothing to be on the Harp database. You just have to provide the data from your CE EN13240 and EN13229 stove tests, along with the test reports from the notified testing house. Since July last year and the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) all stoves sold have to be CE tested, it's illegal to sell them otherwise. So the customer has to ask himself: so why isn't the stove that I'm about to buy, and put into my home, not verified by SEAI?"

To visit the SEAI Harp database click here