Wood burning stoves are becoming an increasingly popular heating choice within homes. They are cheaper in the long run by cutting down on your energy bills and more environmentally friendly than gas and electric stoves.
When choosing a stove, you need to consider the size of your home and its interior design. Stovax wood burning stoves offer a range of both classic and contemporary style stoves to suit every home.
To keep your stove free from soot build up and avoid any possible health hazards, there are a few easy ways to keep it well maintained.
You many find that wood burning stoves often have soot build up on their glass doors. This is a normal process, but if not cleaned regularly, it can become unappealing, and obscures the view of your fires flames.
Every time you light a new fire you should wipe the inside of your glass doors to remove any build up. You can simply use a cloth or flannel with water to do this if the build-up is not too much. If the soot has been left to build-up over a long period, it will become baked onto the glass. To remove this, you can add some vinegar to the water you are cleaning with.
You should avoid using any abrasives, but if the soot still won’t budge, you can try using dish detergent or lightly scrubbing with wire wool to very softly scrape the soot off.
Soot build up in chimneys can be a fire hazard, you should consider getting a professional to check your chimney and flues every couple of years to be safe. The soot build up can be avoided by following a few simple rules.
Make sure you don’t burn unseasoned wood, as this creates additional smoke and soot. You should also make sure your fires are burning well; a fire which isn’t prepared very well will produce more smoke and soot.
Most of what is involved in protecting the longevity of your wood burning stove comes from good general practice and keeping up regular maintenance.
If you keep your stove well maintained, you will find that it will last for many years to come and continue to be an attractive, energy efficient addition to your home.