A wood burning fire is an excellent way to heat your home and it is also very environmentally friendly. It will look lovely and cosy on winter nights and will be something very pleasant to come home to.
If you do decide to install a wood burning stove, there are some things you can do to keep it working safely and efficiently:
- Install a carbon monoxide detector. This will indicate whether your stove is working efficiently and will also make sure you are safe when using it.
- Sweep out the ash on a regular basis. You don’t want to let this build up or it could end up causing damage. It will also get out into the room and cause an unpleasant smoky atmosphere.
- Make sure your chimney is swept on a regular basis. This will make sure it isn’t coated with soot and creosote.
- Get your fire serviced annually to check all is running well.