Wood burning stove, what actually is it?

A wood-burning stove is simply a home appliance that is used to heat the home. It is usually made of a metal such as cast iron or steel and generates heat by burning wood fuel in an enclosed fire chamber.

They can be placed in most rooms of a house and need to allow fumes and gases to be drawn away from the room and out through the flue.

Wood burners have been around for many years but have risen in popularity in recent times due to their efficiency and low running costs. Read more

Installing a new stove

We are always being asked the best place and way to install a new heating machine. Stoves can be installed almost anywhere in the home but as with most things some are better than others.

If it’s at all possible to install your new wood burning stove in the centre of your house this without doubt is the favoured option. Once the stove has been lite you will find your whole house will become much warmer very quickly as the central chimney warms up. We always get customers commenting how much warmer the whole house gets and therefore reduces central heating costs accordingly.

Make Sure You Season Your Firewood for the Proper Amount of Time

People tend to underestimate just how much moisture firewood contains. Nothing will cause your stove to function less efficiently than to fill it with green wood, so to avoid the problem you should begin the seasoning process in the early spring if you want your wood to be ready by the next winter. If you plan to use any wood that is larger than normal, you will need to set it out to dry even earlier than that. Essentially, you should be harvesting your wood about a year in advance of when you actually plan to burn it, if you want to guarantee that it will be properly seasoned. Read more