How often should I get my chimney swept?
Regular sweeping will remove soot, bird nests, cobwebs and any other blockages. It also removes creosote, which will help to prevent dangerous chimney fires. HETAS encourage having your chimney swept at least twice a year when burning wood or bituminous housed coal and at least once a year when burning smokeless fuels.
What are the new Government rules on wood burners, log burners and multi-fuel stoves?
From 2021 the Government is phasing in new rules regarding the purchase of fuel for your stove. Stoves are NOT being banned. House coal will eventually not be available anymore to purchase and customers will need to purchase smokeless fuel. These new rules are positive and will make using your appliance more efficient both heat and cost wise, less pollution, whilst keeping you warm and cosy.
What size KW output do I need?
Depending on the age of the property, the number of windows in the room, the size of the room where you want to install a stove and the insulation of the house these can vary dramatically. We will be able to advise you on the most appropriate size at\ our visit.
Why do I need to line my chimney?
A stove works most efficiently when fitted with a flue as close as possible to that stated by the manufacturer. Hot air rises, if it cools it will slow or start sinking. It doesn’t rise well in a cold chimney, tar can be deposited and condensation caused, both of which can damage your property. If the smoke slows too much the stove will burn poorly and smoke can leak from the doors when adding fuel and even exit the through the air intakes leaving dangerous gases in the room.