Tips For Log burner Users
This year more than ever, with the constant rise of the cost of living; we need to be careful with money. On this page you will find ways of saving money and preparing safely for Winter.
After your installation we will show you how to light a log burner
and you can also watch our helpful video below
Autumn is here!
It's early this year but there's no mistaking the change in the weather. It's time to get your stove checked over for wear and tear and get your flue swept, if you haven't already had it done this year. If you are not looking forward to the colder months, at least your stove will keep you cosy.
Blockages in chimneys can cause carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste.
Breathing it can make you unwell, and can kill. Every year in the UK, over 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, which leads to around 30-40 deaths.
It is a legal requirement to have a CO detector located in the same room as any fuel burning appliance. This includes gas fires and open fireplaces burning wood or coal.
How to light a log burner
Struggling to light your wood stove?
Here's a useful guide
- 1. Empty Ash Tray when it's cold (watch out for the wind)
- 2. Add Paper at the bottom, then kindling and small dry logs on top
- 3. Light and open all air controls fully to give the fire lots of oxygen
- 4. Wait until burning at optimum temperature - check your thermometer
- 5. Add more logs and use controls to close the air down and thus the heat
- 6. Open up the air if the temperature drops below 150 degrees C
- 7. Add seasoned logs - use a moisture meter to check
- 8. Enjoy your wood burner