Not very long ago, heating systems in homes were simple in their design. All that was required was a source of a suitable fuel type and a means of burning it.
This is no longer always the case. Since the development of a complex energy market and the increasing volatility of the prices within it, coupled with growing ecological awareness, isolated single solutions are becoming increasingly rare. They have been replaced with combinations of different heating systems that are tailored to the individual life situations, depending on the location and style in which the house is built.
The higher the required heating load, the greater the need to control the combustion. With electronic control you get improved efficiency, which means great economic combustion and additional comfort from the time and fuel saved.
As more projects aim for Passive House status the control of combustion and air into the property has become key. There is technology on the market that can work with both your stove and the mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system to ensure the correct amount of air is circulating around the property.
Technology can, with the right stove, also be used to overcome the problem of frequent weather changes and adverse site conditions.
As regulations around the country get tighter, this technology is going to have to play a bigger part to prevent heat recovery systems working over time to compensate for the heat produced by the stove. So whilst the initial outlay is higher the long term savings are attractive.