We here at Trusty Logs are proud to be supporting the Burn Right campaign.
It is all about people learning to use their stoves correctly to reduce the amount of pollution entering the atmosphere.
Burn Right is here to help!
As professionals, we visit millions of homes each year. We see first hand how incorrect use can not only result in major disappointment for the user, but can have serious consequences to their health and property.
You can find out all sorts of helpful information on the Burn Right website. www.burnright.co.uk
….HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL DO’S AND DON’TS….
|Bring the stove to operating temperature quickly and try to keep it there||Don’t close off the air to “slumber” the fuel for long periods or overnight|
|Use dry wood – 20% moisture or less||Don’t use large logs – 4 to 6 inch / 100 to 150mm diameter is best|
|Use manufacturer’s recommended fuels||Don’t burn wood or coal on open fires in Smoke Control Areas|
|Sweep your chimney regularly. A professional sweep can give lots of useful extra advice.||Unless you have just lit or just refuelled the fire, don’t allow smoke to come from the top of the chimney|
|Store and stack your logs so they are well|
|Don’t buy a stove which is too big|
(too powerful) for the room. You’ll get too hot and be likely to shut the air controls too much. The burning temperature will drop, fuel is wasted and pollution increased
|Use a thermometer, moisture meter and stove fan to help improve efficiency, save money and reduce pollution||Don’t be tempted to fit or alter any part of a solid fuel system yourself – it’s far too easy to get something wrong!|
|Do fit a Carbon Monoxide alarm.This has nothing to do with how the fire burns, it’s just common sense||Don’t mix smokeless fuel and wood, you won’t get the best from either fuel|
|If you have an older or inefficient stove or one that’s too powerful, consider replacing it with a modern efficient model. You’ll instantly begin to save money and burn cleaner||Don’t burn plastic waste or treated waste wood. It stinks and it’s toxic|