Tips on Wood Burning Stove to Have a Warm Winter
With the cold air transits, finally, winter shows up. Here are our top tips on how to get the most from your wood burning fire stove during atrocious weather.
Ensure that you buy wood logs from a trusted supplier
We suggest you choosing a wood burning stove insert 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. Wood will also give off carbon dioxide when left to rot so it’s worth utilising logs to generate useful heat for your home. You will also benefit from sound advice on the best size and type of logs for your woodburner.
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.
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. Wood burners with log store from Astove provide you with a quick access to warmth.
Build an effective fire
Burning wood is a great way to lower our carbon emissions and become more carbon neutral. Moreover, Burning wood is also largely carbon neutral as the carbon dioxide given off during combustion is roughly equivalent to that absorbed by the tree during its growth. For now though, stoke up the woodburner and enjoy the snow from the comfort of your warm home!