Quick tips for best results when burning firewood.
- Make sure your wood is dry – wet wood burns poorly and emits more smoke
- Light a fire using sufficient kindling to establish a hot fire quickly and open air vents fully
- Use smaller logs to get the fire established
- Run combustion heaters on a high burn rate for the first 20-25 minutes of operation
- Don’t turn your fire down (i.e. limit air supply) until it is well established with red coals
- Allow air to circulate between the logs by not overfilling the heater.
- Use larger logs for slower burning once the fire is established
- Don’t block the incoming air supply with logs
- Rekindle the fire quickly with a bit of newspaper and small wood if the fuel load has burnt down to only a few glowing coals