Wood burning stoves, what you need to know

We all know the British weather can be very damp and cold, this is when you need a wood burner the most.

A professionally fitted wood stove will also reduce your home’s carbon footprint by at least 19% as burning wood is environmentally neutral and renewable energy. Just make sure you only burn the correct wood as recommended by your supplier

Wood burners have three main operating features.

Convection Air

Many log burners include a convection system, and these are designed to distribute heat a lot more evenly around the room. The cool air within the room is drawn into the stove and as it begins to heat up, it rises before easing out into the room, making the entire space more enjoyable and comfortable. The hot air rising inside the stove draws more cool air into the stove, setting up a continuous flow. This ultimately means exceptional heating efficiency.

Primary Air

This is the air that’s drawn in. For most designs, and this is especially the case with classic log burners, the primary air enters through a control on the front. This can then be adjusted to modify the amount of air entering the firebox, which in turn allows you to decide on just how intense you want the fire to be, or not to be.

Air wash System

Have you ever wondered how or why the glass stays clean on a stove? It’s all thanks to the air wash system. With a specially placed vent (sometimes two or more) to draw in cool air from the room, it is heated and ducted to ‘wash’ over the inside of the glass, preventing soot and dirt from settling.

Can we help?

If you require assistance, please do make contact and one of our fully qualified (HETAS registered) fitters will be happy to help.