How to Safely Use a Wood Burning Stove

There’s nothing better than the authentic crackle of a real wood burning fire and settling in front of the stove with a hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. Here at Pearson Fuels, we stock a huge range of kiln-dried logs and imported firewood so that you can find the perfect fuel for all your wood burning stove needs. With this said, it is important to exercise caution and safety. Read on as we go through three important things to remember when you are using a wood burning stove…

Expert Installation

Whilst it is possible to self-install a wood burning stove, it is important that you ensure that everything is in place by consulting with an expert. After all, an incorrect or botched installation can result in poor ventilation and leave you inhaling dangerous gases like carbon dioxide every time you use your wood burning stove.

Supervise Children

Although a wood burning stove comes with a secure door in order to enclose the flames, the case of the stove itself can get incredibly hot as the fire burns, so it is important that children are supervised whenever they are around the fire. After all, the average stove unit can reach between 43 and 121 degrees Celsius and an injury under these circumstances can be life changing.

Precautions

Like any live fire in the home, it pays to be prepared. After all, carbon dioxide is not the only gas that you have to be wary of when you are using a wood burning stove. In fact, carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas that is created due to the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels like gas, coal and wood. As a result, you should always have a working carbon monoxide detector installed in your home.

Firewood is thought to be the most environmentally-friendly fuel source because the only carbon dioxide it releases is what the tree absorbed throughout its lifetime. Here at Pearson Fuels, we may be the best coal merchants around but our seasoned firewood and kiln dried logs are also the best on the market. After all, there’s no time like the present to start preparing for winter! To find out more information about fire safety, get in contact with a member of the Pearson Fuels team today.

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