A few simple steps to ensure you are maximising the heat output of your woodburning stove.
With a cold weekend forecast for many, here are our top tips on how to get the most from your Stovax wood burning fire or stove during inclement weather.
1. Ensure that you buy wood logs from a trusted supplier.
We recommend that you purchase your wood logs from a reputable supplier. This will ensure that you buy a high quality fuel, resulting in a more efficient and safe combustion, not to mention a greater heat output for your money. You will also benefit from sound advice on the best size and type of logs for your woodburner. For further information, consult your Stovax dealer or the HETAS website. We would also recommend our ‘how to’ video: ‘How to identify good firewood’ on our designated site.
2. Buy well seasoned logs and keep your logs dry!
Always use well seasoned wood. The definition of this is a moisture content of less than 20% from logs that have been left to dry for at least two years. Stick to this rule and you will benefit from a heat output that is roughly twice that of freshly felled timber. You will also avoid a build-up of tar in your stove’s flue. Invest in a wood moisture metre to assess a suspect log quickly and easily prior to throwing it on the fire.
3. Bring in your supply of wood for that day.
Keep your logs close at hand and ready to burn. Sort wood into kindling and split logs. It is also a good idea to have a ready supply of firelighters or paper to get your fire going. Stovax has a range of traditional & contemporary log holders and baskets to store your wood indoors.
4. Build an effective fire.
Create your perfect fire in no time by following Stovax’s ‘how to’ video: ‘How to light your wood burning fire’. The video demonstrates how and when to lay materials to create optimum burning capacity.
Burning wood is a great way to lower our carbon emissions and become more carbon neutral. If you would like more information on the benefits of wood burning or general advice, visit your local Stovax retailer. For now though, stoke up the woodburner and enjoy the snow from the comfort of your warm home!
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