With the increased efficiency of today’s wood-burning appliances, it is more important than ever to have good-seasoned hardwood. The reason for this is because the higher the efficiency rating, the less heat goes into the chimney. With less heat going into the chimney, it is crucial to build up the temperature quickly, and hold it, […]
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With fall approaching, it is important to check your stove or fireplace and chimney for any safety concerns. Below is a checklist of things that should be checked and addressed before the heating season.
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The next two months of the year are the worst for chimney fires, especially if the temperature rises for a few days and then cools back down. Naturally, wood stoves get operated at a lower temperature when it warms up, causing creosote build-up in your chimney. When it cools off again, the stove gets cranked up, bringing the creosote up to ignition temperature (approx. 165°) and starting a chimney fire.
As the temperatures drop and the need for heat increases, we would like to remind you of the importance of practicing safe burning with wood, coal, pellet or gas burning appliances. The following safety tips are a few that we deem important. Remember, you are building a fire in your home, and no matter what unit you have, if it is not installed and used according to its user guide it is not guaranteed to be safe.