How to get the most out of your wood burning stove

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If you’re thinking of purchasing a wood burning stove, or you’re a new stove owner, we have a few tips to help you get the most out of your wood burning stove, here at JMS Wood Burning and Mutli Fuel Stoves. We are Birmingham’s leading stove specialists and we install all kinds of stove.

How to get the most out of your wood burning stove

So how can you get the most out of your wood burning stove? Well, there are several things to consider, including:

  1. Regular maintenance
  2. The right type of wood
  3. Clean glass

Maintenance for wood burning stoves

To keep your wood burning stove working efficiently, and looking its best, you will need to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. This should involve:

  • Monitoring seals and gaskets for any signs of wear and tear. If these do show signs of wear, you will need to replace these, as otherwise your stove will not be airtight, and your stove can overfire.
  • Cleaning the chimney regularly to make sure there are no buildups and clear airways.

The right type of wood

Wood needs to be thoroughly dry before you use it in a wood burner as this will help produce the most amount of heat, with a lot less smoke. As a result, you should only buy seasoned wood, and maybe consider buying next years wood, this year, and giving it time to dry out further. For a full list of woods you should avoid burning, check out our guide.

Clean the glass

Cleaning the glass on your wood burning stove can help keep it looking its best, and can help prevent ash and debris from building up on the surface, and becoming difficult to remove. Make sure the stove is cold before cleaning, and always rinse with clean water after using any cleaning product.

For more information or advice, or for your new wood burning stove, get in touch today with the experts here at JMS Stoves.