Due to an adjustment of the Federal Immission Control Act, many German stove owners have to react. If certain limit values are not met, the furnaces must be converted or dismantled.
According to a new law, stoves in Germany must comply with certain limit values. A limit of 0.15 grams per cubic meter applies to dust and four grams per cubic meter to carbon monoxide.
The regulation has been in effect since the end of 2020 for stoves that were produced before 1995. From 2025, stoves installed between 1995 and 2010 will also be affected. If the limit values are not met, appropriate filters can be retrofitted. Otherwise they have to be expanded.
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There are currently major delivery problems with stoves
However, there are currently delivery problems with these. Sometimes there are waiting times of up to a year. The first federal states have therefore put the regulation on hold for the time being because of the energy crisis. These include Bavaria and Lower Saxony.
Things are different in Hesse, for example. There, a woman has now been asked by the authorities to shut down her wood stove from 1983, as reported by “Bild”. She’s known about the new rules for a long time. Due to the corona, Ukraine and energy crises, she has not yet managed to install a new filter. Until that is done, the woman should now, shortly before winter, refrain from using her stove.