In America, before the Clean-Air Act took effect, there were more than 500 wood stove manufacturers around the country. In 1985, almost all of them stopped making stoves rather than adapting to the more stringent regulations. Most of those that remained turned to catalytic combustion as a solution. But the company, now called Quadra-Fire, chose instead to look at wood burning in an entirely new way.
After nearly two years of research and development, founders Alan Trusler and Dan Henry developed and patented the Quadra-Burn system that burns and re-burns gases and smoke in four different zones of the firebox. The technology set a new standard for clean, fuel-efficient heating with wood. And because it is non-catalytic, the system does not degrade in performance over time. In fact, for the past 19 years, our stoves have been the cleanest burning non-catalytic wood stoves tested by the EPA. This year, we will celebrate our 20th consecutive year! Tested to Australian Hardwood, Quadra-Fire wood fires have the highest efficiencies of any wood product on the Australian market. The average efficiency of indoor wood heaters on the Australian market is 62%. Quadra-Fire fireplaces have an average efficiency of 79% with a maximum of 82%. This equates to substantial wood savings for you, the customer.
Each Quadra-Fire stove is designed with a mind toward efficiency and an eye toward beauty. We put great care into every product, using thick steel and design details that both enhance performance and keep the stove and wood fireplace working for you day after day, for many, many years. Efficient, reliable, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly, Quadra-Fire is always the smart choice for alternative-energy home heating.