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Replacing a stove in Luxembourg: old becomes new

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A stove is a pleasant source of heat, which not only effectively heats the living space, but also creates a cozy atmosphere. However, as with any other household appliance, there comes a time when it is necessary to replace it. In this article we will look at the question of when to replace a stove and what advantages a new model offers.

When should a stove be replaced?

There are several reasons why a stove should be replaced. The most common reason is the age of the stove. Typically, from a technical standpoint, stoves last between 15 and 20 years, depending on how well they are maintained. If your stove is older than 15 years, you should have it inspected regularly for damage or defects to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

Another reason may be the applicable environmental standards. If you bought your stove a few years ago, it may no longer meet the recommended requirements for emission levels. New models are usually more environmentally friendly and have lower carbon monoxide emissions.

In addition, the condition of the fireplace is crucial. If the stove is badly damaged or rusted, it will not be able to heat effectively and may not be safe. In this case, it is better to replace the fireplace to avoid a higher risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

The last factor is the look. A fireplace is the central eye-catcher in the living room, which significantly determines the ambience with its design. The effort of replacement is relatively low, so that the change is possible in most cases without problems and quickly.

Advantages of a new fireplace

If you decide to replace your old stove with a new model, there are many advantages. Below we explain some of them in more detail:

Effectiveness and efficiency

Modern stoves are much more effective than older models. They can achieve higher heat output and require less firewood to heat the same room. This means not only higher heat output, but also a reduction in heating costs and better environmental performance.

In addition, you can choose from a wide range of stove models, so you get exactly the fireplace that suits your needs. This also includes that the stove fits your room and has an adapted heat output - so that it is not too cold, but also not too hot in your home.


Another advantage of new stove models is that with the developed technology they are more environmentally friendly than older models. A fact that has already been certified by the Blue Angel environmental label for some stove models. New fireplaces have a much lower emission rate and produce less carbon monoxide and particulate matter. This is not only good for the environment, but also for the health of the inhabitants of the house.

Clean burning

New stove models burn cleaner than their older predecessors. This is due, among other things, to the further development of the so-called glass cleaning system. The combustion of wood automatically produces soot particles.

So that these do not settle on the glass pane and discolor it black, there is the glass cleaning system.

This does not use water, as the name might suggest. During combustion and by using the oxygen supply, air currents are created in the combustion chamber, which are directed with the appropriate technology so that they keep the soot particles away from the pane and thus do not discolor it.

Modern design

Another advantage of new stoves is their modern design. While older models often look as if they have fallen out of time, today there are many options for stylish and elegant fireplaces that fit into any style of interior. Thus, a new stove can not only improve the heating performance in the living room, but also enhance the ambience.

New and further developed functions

Modern stoves often offer additional features that older models do not have. One example is the iQ technology, in which the oxygen supply is completely automatically controlled. In addition, some models can be equipped with a heat accumulator, which stores the heat of the stove and releases it even after it goes out. This can help reduce energy consumption and thus costs.

Legal situation in Luxembourg: Is it mandatory to replace the stove?

Many European neighbors are leading the way: Due to the energy transition, stoves are to be retrofitted, renewed or decommissioned by a certain deadline. In Germany, the deadline is December 31, 2024, and affects all stoves built between 1995 and the end of March 2010.

Important: In Luxembourg, there is currently (as of April 2023) no regulation as to when which fireplace must be replaced. Nevertheless, we recommend having the stove checked regularly to ensure optimal use.

We would be happy to advise you personally on your options in our showroom. We look forward meeting you and your project!


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