The Boru 400F With AshClear System

Boru 400F AshClear System solving the problem of ashThe Boru 400F AshClear, our first Boru stove to implement the exclusive new AshClear System. The Boru 400F also eliminates the need for an ash-pan, therefore there is less work and mess when it comes to dealing with the ash from your stove.

In addition to the impressive 7.1kW output, the Boru 400F also includes as standard, Airwash and C02 Burn Technology. The easy to use Airwash makes sure that you have clear glass to enjoy the ambience created by the natural flames, while the C02 Burn Technology will ensure a full and clean burn due to the introduction of extra oxygen into the firebox after the initial combustion. As well as the offer of an extended 5 year warranty, the Boru 400F has a lot to offer.

A hassle free, simple design that works with most standard ash vacuums, as a result, the AshClear System promises to make the problem of ash a thing of the past. Depending on the fuel being used, the AshClear System has the capacity to store up to 3 weeks of ash. Due to the variable amount of ash produced by different fuels, depending on the fuel used, there may be a need to vacuum the system more regularly.

The AshClear System collects the ash from your stove, and then using any standard ash vacuum, you simply connect the vacuum to the ash collector and vacuum out the ash. Due to the collection system being designed to work directly with almost any ash vacuum, as a result, there is no need for an ash pan. Consequently there are no ash clouds and mess when it is removed. It couldn’t be easier. With a great looking design and first class build quality; that you can expect from every Boru stove, the Boru 400F is probably Boru Stoves finest stove yet.

Boru Stoves AshClear System

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Ash Vac with Boru 400F

Features of the Boru 400F AshClear

  • AshClean System to reduce the mess from ash (Patent pending)
  • *Airwash system for cleaner glass
  • **C02 burn technology for a cleaner burn
  • Multifuel grate for burning wood and solid fuel
  • Clean and easy external riddling system
  • Contemporary look
  • Radiant heat and natural hot air convection
  • 82.4% efficient
  • 7.1kW output
  • Made In Ireland

*Airwash is the preheating of air and the funnelling of that air down the front of the glass. This ensures a clear view of the fire.
**C02 Burn Technology is the secondary burn of gas which would normally be emitted into the atmosphere.

If you would like to know more about the Boru 400F AshClear, please contact us sales@borustoves.ie, or call us on +353-(0)504-59033.

Cutting Winter Fuel Bills & Stove Efficiency

Money BurningIn these turbulent economic times household budgets can be stretched to breaking point. We are constantly hearing news reports in which the average man or woman on the street is having to choose between eating or heating. In this blog piece, Cutting Winter Fuel Bills & Stove Efficiency, we hope to be able to highlight the savings that can be made.

One of the most effective ways that people have found to boost their budget has been to fit a stove. A huge majority of customers that I speak to have been so surprised at the difference that a stove makes to heating their home and the huge impact it has on their fuel bills.

A normal open fire without a back boiler is usually around 20 – 30% efficient. This means that for every €10 you burn in fuel, €7 – €8 is flying straight up and out your chimney! If we take a back boiler into account an open fire might reach efficiencies of around 40 -50%, but that is still losing €5 – €6 in every €10 straight up the chimney, it’s like burning money.

If we look at one of our stoves, for instance the Croi Beag which is a stove without a boiler, it has an efficiency rating of over 83%. So instead of burning €10 worth of fuel and losing €8 up the chimney, you are getting the €8 as heat into your home and less than €2 is lost.


How do Boru Boiler Stoves Match up to Oil Fired Boilers?

The average efficiency of an oil fired boiler is around 67%, the average efficiency of a Boru stove with a boiler is around 76%, the Carraig Mor 20kw being our most efficient boiler stove with an efficiency rating of 77%.

More modern boilers are condensing boilers which are much more efficient than traditional oil fired boilers and are typically around 91% efficient. This seems to be an ideal solution until we take into account the cost of fuel.


Fuel Costs:

Sustainable Energy Authority of IrelandIt can be very difficult to asses fuel costs because supplies of fuel can vary very dramatically in cost and quality. If we work from the latest figures provided by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland we can see the delivered energy cost of wood briquettes is 8.02 cent per kWh. The delivered energy cost of oil is 9.49 cent per kWh. If we say that the average home in a mild climate takes on average 17,500 kWh to heat annually. Then you might spend around €1,660 a year on oil, compared to €1,403 spent on wood. That’s a saving of €257 a year on heating bills.

Even if we take into account the extra efficiency of the condensing boiler it still works out at a saving of around €60 a year using wood over oil.


Additional Benefits of Wood Burning:

Along with cutting winter fuel bills, by making the switch to wood there are a host of other benefits to be had:

Reduction of carbon footprint, wood harvested from sustainable sources has much less impact upon the environment. The CO2 that is released when burning wood is much less than fossil fuels such as oil and coal and is considered carbon neutral. The CO2 released from wood is part of a natural carbon cycle that is sustainable, provided that the trees are harvested properly and replaced.

Reduction of over-dependence on fuel imports, because wood is an indigenous resource, by switching to wood we are reducing our need to import fuel from abroad. Ireland currently imports 86% of its fuels, making us the most import dependent country in the EU.

Secure energy supply, as an indigenous and self-sufficient source of energy, there is no risk of cut off in supply.

Improve the local economy and create jobs, sustainable sources of fuel such as wood provide a valuable source of employment, especially in remote rural areas.

Rebuilding & Sustaining natural habitats, a forest is home to countless species of plants and animals. Supporting sustainable forests ensures that these habitats and the plants and animals that make their home there are protected for future generations. These habitats also give us natural protection from erosion and flooding.

A forest in winter

There is more than just a financial saving to be had by switching to a wood burning stove, cutting winter fuel bills could have a greater impact than just putting more money in your pocket. All Boru Stoves are available in multi-fuel or wood burning options, all our stoves are 100% made in Ireland and all our stoves come with an extended 5 or 6 year warranty. Contact a local Boru Stove retailer for more information and start cutting your bills and saving the planet today!