As various fuel prices are sky rocketing exponentially, today more and more human beings are switching over to multi fuel burning stoves. A multifuel stove, especially a wood stove, not only helps to make your home warm and cosy, it can drastically cut your heating costs as well. And you can use it for cooking, and heat up your entire home in the winters and that's the reason they're called modern fireplaces. All you need to do is turn on the stove and switch off your air conditioner.

You can use the the multifuel stove as the main source of generating heat in the house or to cook for the family, or as a secondary source of heat for some parts of the house only. Multifuel stove is more efficient and functional than open fire. Furthermore, watching the flames licking against the glass of your stove is one of the joys of owning a wood stove.

A multi fuel stove, as its name explains offers various heating options. There are plenty of fuels that you could use for your log burning stove and hence it's got that name. It's not dedicated to just one type of fuel or burning agent, such as gas, electricity, other forms of fuel etc. However, the best fuels to use are coal and wood. Coal is always preferred as it's got a higher percentage of carbon and therefore would be able to burn completely. And in some areas, Multi fuel stoves basically use wood and hence are commonly termed as wood burning stoves.

However, wood fuels are limited, anyone who you use firewood needs to know that how to make your fuel be used maximumly. So how do you go about keeping your fuel usage to a minimum? Here're some suggestions or opinions for your wood stoves.

Build your fire with dry kindling. Burn hardwood and seasoned wood. Seasoned firewood is a far more efficient fuel than freshly cut wood. Using unseasoned wood means a lot of the energy generated by your stove is used to evaporate the large amounts of moisture remaining in the fuel rather than to heat your house. And as to the refuellling, refuel as infrequently as possible. You should only add more fuel to the stove once the fire has been reduced to embers, because as long as the fire is still burning, it's still heating the firebox and, therefore, heating your room.

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