The HETAS Find Appliance search will help you to find the appliance that is right for you with the search including approved wood stoves, open fires, cookers, biomass systems and chimney products. Safe and efficient heating appliances are essential for installers, consumers and manufacturers. To help maintain these standards, HETAS is a not for profit organisation offering competent person scheme for installers of biomass and solid fuel heating, registration for retailers and chimney sweeps and approval of appliances and fuels.
Consumers purchasing a HETAS approved product;
- Have confidence that the appliance conforms to the UK building regulations in its installation and use
- Have all relevant information on using the product in specified operating instructions for safe and effective use of the appliance
- Freedom of choice to choose an appliance listed in the HETAS Guide to solid fuel products and services to suit their individual needs on both heat output and design
The HETAS Find Appliance search function also allows for additional filters including: style, air control, fuel operation, hearth requirements, refuelling, loading function, efficiency and output. This search function also filters by approval status for the following: HETAS, Ecodesign Compliant, Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and DEFRA.
European Ecodesign requirements for local space heaters will come in to force January 2022. We already encourage manufacturers to produce stoves which meet the stated performance and emissions requirements early, giving purchasers 3rd party verification of models with emissions that meet the future legal requirements. There are additional documentary and web-site requirements placed on manufacturers and our Ecodesign Compliant listing recognises that some manufacturers are going through a period of transition in these areas, including reprinting documents and designing new web sites. HETAS has given these manufacturers a period of time to accommodate such transitioning. We ask that all transitions have been completed by the end of 2020 allowing us to maintain the listing in to the 2021 HETAS Guide and/or web site. This pragmatic approach gives installers, specifiers and customers valuable information supporting their choice of stoves and fuels that are available for environmentally responsible use.
For Smoke Control areas always use Defra Exempt appliances and/or authorised smokeless fuels.