Why its False Economy to Operate Without a Catalyst!

Over time, the money invested to maintain or replace the catalyst will pay off in improved performance, with more heat from less wood and less creosote build-up which means less frequent chimney cleanings.

  • Efficiency: The catalyst in your woodstove converts smoke into additional heat. If you operate a catalytic woodstove without its catalyst, you cheat yourself out of warmth you would otherwise be getting from your stove.

  • Longer Burn Time: Engaging your catalyst allows the fuel to burn longer in the slow-burn mode. This means heating longer with one load of wood.

  • Safety: Catalysts help prevent build-up of hazardous creosote in flues and chimneys. People who remove catalysts risk chimney fires that can damage property and people.

  • Voiding Manufacturers’ Warranties: Catalytic stoves are designed to operate at high temperatures only with the catalyst engaged. If you remove the catalyst you have an uncontrolled fire that may cause cracking or damage to your stove, possibly rendering it inoperable. Due to this risk, if you operate your catalytic woodstove without its catalyst, the stoves manufacturer’s warranty is void.

  • Losing Insurance Coverage: Operating woodstoves in any manner warned against in manufacturers’ manuals, including without the catalyst, may cause insurance companies to reject claims for damage or injury.

  • Reducing Air Pollution: If you operate your catalytic woodstove without its catalyst, polluting smoke is released into the enviroment instead of being converted into heat and harmless water vapor.

  • It’s the Law: Federal law requires that EPA-certified catalytic wood stoves be operated with catalysts to reduce air pollution over the entire life of the stove.

What Our Customers Are Saying:

"Condar's replacement catalyst restored my Jotul stove to its original capability, allowing me to heat my 2,100 square foot home without using another heat source." -Charles Ray; Black Mountain, North Carolina




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