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LOTUS Quality First

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Lotus Heating Systems is a manufacturing company from Denmark. It has been producing stoves and wood fireplaces since 1979, it is one of the top in the field of the energy fireplace and the energy stove and has gained a dominant position in the Nordic countries.

It has a huge variety of products that provide perfect clean combustion and with very high efficiency. All of them are high quality and environmentally friendly, checked and certified with the most demanding energy performance certificates.

Lotus has chosen to give absolute priority to quality and functionality, to the design philosophy and to the selection of its materials. All products are tested by recognized control authorities to give you guarantees that a Lotus product will always meet the most stringent environmental requirements.

Every new product comes with a 10-year warranty. Spare parts and accessories are available for 20 years after each new purchase.

BEFORE YOU BUY:

Before you buy a fireplace or a wood stoves

Buying a fireplace or wood stove is an investment in a piece of furniture which you will be looking for years to come. The place where your fireplace or stove will be placed, the area to be heated and the type of building is very important.

Direct or long term heating:

Energy fireplaces and energy stoves do not only differ in appearance but in the way and quality of combustion, performance and specification of materials used to create them. These criteria play an important role in your choice. In addition, be aware that the sealing of the stove door as well as the view of the flame from the glass is an important part.

Take time to warm up your home instead of thinking about cleanliness:

Fireplaces and wood stoves will not need much cleaning. But it should be checked and cleaned before the start of each winter season

Feel comfortable with your consciousness clean:

When choosing your energy fireplace or energy woodstove, remember to check if the stove has been approved and certified to environmental protection standards. As a main rule, the more standards a wood stove or a fireplace meets, the better it will be for the environment. Lotus fireplaces and stoves feature the most stringent credentials (German, Austrian, Norwegian, Swiss, etc.).

Definition of words:

Skamol:

Insulating material bearing on the combustion temperature in the combustion chamber, generating a cleaner combustion at a lower performance.

Airwash:

Pre-heated air conducted down over the stove glass, counteracting and minimizing soot formation on the glass.

Direct Combustion Vent:

Connection for direct combustion air vent brings air in directly from outside for the efficient functioning of the stove. This is an external air vent feeding external air into the stove. This is particularly important in new build properties which are very well insulated; these houses are air-tight and low pressure may be generated in the house leading the stove not functioning correctly.

Soapstone:

Soapstone is a mineral that occurs in countries such as Finland, Norway and Brazil.

The soft, vibrant surface is characteristic of this natural material. Soapstone is often used in the so-called heat-storage stoves or as side cladding on traditional wood burning stoves, as the soapstone has an amazing ability to store heat. Like no other material, it can store heat for many hours and slowly emit it after the fire has died.

Soapstone is a natural material, and the natural variation in the structure and surface of the stone contributes to the unique appearance of each stone and each stove.

Mass Stove:

Big and heavy stove which will release the heat slowly (unlike the convection stove) on account of a heavy storage mass, such as soapstone or similar.

Right use:

Right use with safety and economy:

GOOD:

Always use wood – an environmentally friendly source of heat.

BAD:
Do not ever use milk cartons or pressure treated wood – which will contaminate your environment.

GOOD:

Check that your wood is dry by beating the pieces against each other – a procedure supposed to produce a sharp sound.

BAD:
Wet wood will produce sour smoke in the room, tarry soot in your chimney – in the worst case scenario a chimney fire.

GOOD:

Use dry kindling wood for kindling, use a fire starter or similar – for quick and smooth kindling, in a manner sparing your environment.

BAD:

Do not use paper and large logs for kindling – for this will cause slow kindling and will contaminate your environment. This also applies to milk carton or carton kindling, and similar.

GOOD:

Use pieces of wood fitting your combustion chamber, and make sure that there is air between the wood and the walls of the combustion chamber in order that the pieces may be heated in one go.

BAD:

Do not use pieces of wood which are too large - this will effect the efficiency of your stove.

GOOD:

Fill up your combustion chamber to manufacturer’s specifications only – typically using two or three pieces of chopped wood.

BAD:

Never over-fill the combustion chamber. This will cause poor combustion, loss of heat transfer and may lead to your warranty being voided due to overheating damage.

GOOD:

Ensure that there is sufficient air going into the stove and that a flame is visible. A flame should always be visible to enable efficient combustion to take place.

BAD:

Dark flames signal a sign of impure combustion. Turning your air supply down too much will release un-burned gases through the chimney, to the detriment of the environment and to your own firing economy.

How to light a fire in your Lotus stove or fireplace:

1. 
Place the kindling as a block house at the bottom of the fire chamber with a briquette in the middle. Use plenty of kindling.

2. Light the briquette and leave the door open about 1 cm. (If smoke comes out of the door, then open the air damper completely – and close the door.

3. After about 10 minutes. Or when you can clearly feel the heat 15-20 cm from the window, open the stove’s air damper completely – and then close the door.

4. When the fire has burned to embers, or when there are no visible flames – put new firewood into the stove. Open the door carefully 1 cm. and after about 5 seconds open it completely. Now put 1-2 pieces of dry firewood in the stove – possibly spread out the embers before putting the wood into the stove.

5. Repeat point 4. The stoking of the fire can be stopped as you like.

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