Care & Maintenance of your Wood Burner
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your wood burning stove is important to ensure that your system works efficiently. Below are some handy tips on how to look after your stove...
Always use well-seasoned wood
Wood needs to be well seasoned before it is burnt in a stove. The performance levels announced by the manufacturers are achieved in conditions defined by the current standard, and using dry fire wood. Only compressed wood briquettes may be used as a substitute. The wood you use should have a humidity rate lower than 20%. Different woods take varying amounts of time to season but, as a general guide, before being used in a stove, wood should be cut to length, split and then stacked under cover (with the sides open to the air) for at least a year. It is then good practice to have it in the log basket, inside the house, for a few days before it is actually used in the wood burner.