How to Burn Better
With recent negative press in the media regarding wood-burning stoves, we wanted to let you know the facts around wood burners and how you can burn better, so we’ve teamed up with the experts at Arada Stoves
to help you heat your home in an efficient way.
Invest in a New Wood Burning Stove
It is a known fact that relatively high emissions come from old stoves and open fires. In an effort to combat these issues, we’ve been producing Ecodesign Ready, clearSkies approved and DEFRA smoke exempt wood burning and multi-fuel stoves
ahead of the upcoming European stove legislation requirements coming into force next year, so that we can offer you more efficient and environmentally friendly home heating solutions. With open fires and older stoves accounting for “51% of the UK’s annual wood fuel consumption,” (Stove Industry Alliance, October 2019), replacing these models with new Ecodesign Ready stoves would reduce emissions by nearly 45%. It is therefore vital that homeowners look to update old wood burners and open fireplaces with stoves that are better for the planet.
A modern wood burner, designed with Ecodesign Ready, clearSkies approved or DEFRA smoke exempt credentials, fuelled with dry wood offers a low carbon, low emission, renewable and sustainable heating solution. At Kindwood, you can rest easy in the knowledge that all their logs and kindling has been kiln dried and sourced sustainably, so you know that the smoke you’re emitting from your fire is less damaging to the environment. Kindwood wood fuels are certified Ready to Burn and are guaranteed to be below 20% moisture content.
Store Wood Correctly
Burning wet wood produces lots of excess smoke and creates tar deposits which can damage your wood burner and chimney too. So, make sure you’re storing your Kindwood in a log store that is protected from the elements to help keep it dry. Our top tip: keep a few logs close by to your wood burner for a few days before burning them, to ensure they’re as dry as can be.
Install and Run your Stove Correctly
Ensure your stove is installed by a registered, certified installer and always follow the advice provided by the manufacturer on how to run your stove.
Maintain your Stove
Make sure to regularly service and sweep your stove, we suggest doing this once a year to reduce soot and tar from building up, which would reduce your stove’s efficiency and increase the risk of chimney fires – we recommend using HETAS to find approved sweepers. We hope our blog has helped you to burn better, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re heating the home in a more clean and efficient way.