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What wood should I burn?

We recommend the wood you burn in our stoves have the right moisture content. It’s important to use with less than 20%
moisture content. If it’s higher the wood will generate far less heat, create particle build-up in the flue or chimney and
blacken the glass on the door.

To ensure that the wood you use has the right moisture content, purchase wood that carries a Woodsure Plus logo. You
can also check your wood with a moisture meter.

What wood can’t I burn?

Many materials can create dangerous fumes indoors, generate harmful environmental emissions and potentially damage
your stove. These include painted, varnished, glued and pressure-treated wood, driftwood and engineered wood such as
MDF. To be on the safe side, only burn wood that is clean, uncoated and untreated.

What are the benefits of a multi-fuel stove?

A multi-fuel stove is generally much more efficient than an open fire, producing a higher heat whilst requiring less fuel in order to do
so. A major benefit is that a multi-fuel stove will burn a variety of fuels, and you can burn these individually or alongside each other to
get the desired heat and fire life. We’d recommend that you use a recognised smokeless fuel or Kiln Dried Logs, or manufactured heat
logs in your multi-fuel stove.

Why choose smokeless fuel?

It is a legal requirement that you can only burn smokeless fuel in a smoke control area. Smokeless fuel is more environmentally friendly
than traditional house coal, as it emits much less smoke and carbon dioxide out into the atmosphere. Smokeless fuel emits, on average,
80% less smoke and up to 25% less carbon dioxide than ordinary house coal. Smokeless coal is a solid fuel that has been developed and
manufactured, using a combination of naturally occurring materials, to emit less than 5 grams of smoke per hour when burnt.

Will I need to get my chimney swept?

We’d always advise that you get an existing chimney or flue swept, or at least checked, before you install or begin using a new fire or
appliance. This will ensure there is no damage, blockage or issues that may prevent you from using your stove effectively. Thereafter,
we would recommend that the chimney is swept at least once a year, more if your fire is used regularly.

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