Is Vermont Castings Encore catalytic?
Made in the USA to be one of the greenest stoves in America, the Encore® FlexBurn™ is unlike any other wood stove on the market today. It adapts to your lifestyle, so you can choose to operate in catalytic or non-catalytic mode.
Is a catalytic wood stove better?
You can still use a non-catalytic wood stove as a primary heating source and get long burn times, high efficiency ratings and warm a large area, however catalytic wood stoves offer extended burn times and a more stable heat output when compared to the non-catalytic versions.
What is a non-catalytic wood stove?
Non-catalytic stoves do not use a catalyst, but have three internal characteristics that create a good environment for complete combustion. These are firebox insulation, a large baffle to produce a longer, hotter gas flow path, and pre-heated combustion air introduced through small holes above the fuel in the firebox.
Can you remove the catalytic converter from a wood stove?
Removing your catalyst risks chimney fires that can damage property and people. Voiding Manufacturers’ Warranties: Catalytic stoves are designed to operate at high temperatures with the catalyst engaged. If you remove the catalyst, you have an uncontrolled fire that may damage your stove, or render it inoperable.
What is FlexBurn technology?
FlexBurn Technology. FlexBurn stoves burn with or without a catalyst and achieve 15% higher efficiency on low burns with the catalyst in place. Learn More > Thermostatically Controlled Combustion. Thermostatically Controlled Combustion.
How do you clean a Vermont Castings catalytic converter?
A. The best way to clean your catalytic combustor is to simply vacuum off both sides. You can also use a soft bris- tled brush (like a paint brush). If your combustor seems plugged with ash even after brushing or vacuuming, you can gently clean the cells with a pipe cleaner.
How much is a catalyst for a wood stove?
How Much Does a Catalytic Wood Stove Cost? Catalytic stoves typically cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000, and occasionally up to $2,500. On average, they’re about $500 to $700 more expensive than non-catalytic wood stoves.
What is a FlexBurn wood stove?
FlexBurn Technology FlexBurn stoves burn with or without a catalyst and achieve 15% higher efficiency on low burns with the catalyst in place.
What is a defiant and Encore wood stove?
Unlike any other wood stove available on the V market today, the new Defiant and Encore wood stoves are essentially two stoves in one: Letting you enjoy the superior efficiency of catalytic operation or the convenience of non-catalytic operation, based on your preference.
Why choose Vermont Castings’ encore two-in-one wood stoves?
No wood stove manufacturer can match Vermont Castings’ history of consistently exceeding the EPA’s standards for emissions. The new Defiant Encore TWO-IN-ONEstoves are no exception, beating major competitors, even when burned in non-catalytic mode! You can be confident you’re receiving a wood burning stove like nothing else on the market today.
Can a wood burning stove be converted from a catalytic to non-catalytic?
For the first time, you can have a wood burning stove with the ability to change according to your lifestyle. In less than one minute, you can convert this two-in-one stove from catalytic to non-catalytic operation. As fuel prices and your preferences change, this stove can change with you to adapt to your needs.
Why choose the encore?
The Encore provides more than heat: it’s a skillfully crafted, timeless piece of furniture. Great design bridges beauty and utility, and a finely-fashioned exterior with classic curves and smooth cast iron finish complements features made with care.