Things to keep in mind when using a stove
A lot of us might not be aware of all responsibilities that comes with a stove installation such as “How often do I need to have the chimney swept?”,“Do I have all required alarms installed?” Consequences of not knowing the answers to these questions can lead to serious problems, but do not worry – we at Chalk Farm Stoves see it as our duty to make sure that all our customers know these answers and all other questions they may have. We have listed some key points in the blog post below:
Alarms: Believe it or not, fire alarms continue to save many lives each year. Our duty as a stove supplier and fitter, is to make sure all customers are aware of the importance of a working fire alarm that can detect fire and smoke at early stages. Carbon Monoxide detector is another essential alarm every stove owner is required to have and we highly recommend checking your alarms on a regular basis to ensure they are working properly.
Fuel: What sort of fuel should I use for my stove? This is something to bear in mind when choosing a stove, as specialists in the industry we make sure this is one of the first things our customers will know before they choose a stove. However, there are some points that are good to know:
- It is advised that wood should be seasoned for 18 months for optimal heating and all firewood needs to be dry and split to ease the burning process.
Some firewood makes more ash than others and to prevent any damages to your chimney and your property it is important to have your chimney swept frequently. To ensure that your chimney is swept often enough we do advise you to contact your local Chimney Sweep.
Time should be taken over deciding which stove is right for you and your property. Once you have made the right decision you can truly enjoy the lovely atmosphere that the stove brings to your room.