Stoves

What are the Most Important Wood Stove Accessories?

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If you are considering purchasing a wood stove or are new to owning a wood stove, you may be wondering what accessories would you also want to get. Depending on the size of the room your wood stove is in, it is probably quite good at keeping the area nice and warm but one way to help circulate the heat more evenly throughout the room is a stove fan. These excellent contraptions generate electric current from the hot surface of the stove in order to turn the blade and distribute heat. Safety around your wood stove should be top priority, so you should definitely consider having stove gloves or gauntlet gloves that will protect your hands when interacting with your hot stove. Additionally, it is wise to have a fire […]

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All About the Ecodesign Wood Stove

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If you haven’t yet heard of Ecodesign with reference to solid fuel burning appliances, then it is very likely that you will hear more in the years to come as they are the immanent future for UK prospective stove owners, from 2022. The UK government has committed to a Clean Air Strategy that aims to promote clean-burning stove usage in an effort to minimise harmful emissions that degrade air quality. This regulation will enforce that by January 2022, all solid fuel burning appliances sold will be required to be Ecodesign Compliant. The goals of Ecodesign regulations are to reduce particle and carbon monoxide emissions and improve the efficiency and sustainability of all fuel-burning stoves. This initiative is European-wide for all new stoves. Current stove owners will not be affected by […]

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Things to Consider When Buying a Wood Stove

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When considering the purchase of a wood stove there are a few things you need to keep in mind so that you purchase the one that will be fit for your space and produce the amount of heat you want. Questions to Ask Yourself What fuel should I burn? Coal and wood are the two main options for a stove. Coal will typically be the more expensive and less eco-friendly option as it produces more CO2 when burned. You will also need to consider which item is easily available to you, how you will store either option and if you live in a smoke-controlled area. Should I have a multi-fuel or wood only stove? As the names suggest, wood stoves will only burn wood or paper whereas the multi-fuel stove […]

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How Often Should You Clean Your Wood Stove?

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Wood stoves are the closest thing and excellent alternative to having a fireplace in your house. It can not be denied that a fire gives a warm, relaxing and cosy feeling during the winter months but with the use of your wood stove comes the necessity to clean it out. How often should cleanings be done and what are some tips to keeping your stove cleaner? 1. It is recommended that a fortnightly or monthly cleaning schedule be developed. 2. The more often the stove is being used, the more frequent the regular cleanings should happen. 3. To keep your stove cleaner, only burn dry wood and avoid wood that is varnished or painted. 4. Also do not put rubbish in your stove, like an empty crisp packet. 5. Be […]

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Best Wood to Burn in Your Stove

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Every wood is different in the way it burns and to fully enjoy the benefits of your wood stove, it is important to use the best wood for creating a long-lasting flame with good heat output. The Six Best Woods: 1. Ash (Fraxinus)- is thought to be the very best wood to burn and can even burn when green, although you get the best results when ash is dry, as is true with most any other wood. 2. Beech (Fagus)- is another good burner but not whilst green as it has a much higher moisture content. It is pale cream in colour with a pink or brown hue. 3. Hawthorn (Crataegus)- has a slow burn rate and good heat output. 4. Rowan (Sorbus)- is similar to hawthorn and also known […]