The majority of our EcoDesign stoves have an air inlet that goes from outside the house directly into the combustion chamber. This provides the air needed for an efficient combustion.
Currently, newly built houses are equipped with high-performance insulation materials. Walls, floors, windows and doors are designed to prevent heat leakage from the inside of the house to the outside.
In a house of this type, a traditional wood stove without an external air inlet may not work properly. In this situation, since the combustion air from the wood stove is taken directly from the house and the house is insulated from the outside, air renewal is difficult and causes a drop in oxygen in the room. This can create an uncomfortable atmosphere. It can also cause air supply problems for the operation of the wood stove if there are other devices in the house that affect air circulation such as a kitchen hood for example.
All these problems are solved with an external air intake on the stove because the air will be taken from outside the house and will not disturb the air quality inside the house at all.
This is why at Panadero we strongly recommend the installation of a wood stove with an external air intake.