Learning to burn smoke free is just one part of the Warmer Cheaper home heating equation. Another is making sure your wood burner is kept in good condition so it can perform its task like a champion. Use this helpful checklist to find out if maintenance is needed. There will be some maintenance you can do yourself and some things you may need a professional for.
When should I check?
- Each year before you start using your wood burner regularly in winter.
- If you have noticed a change in how much fuel it is using or how much heat it is producing.
- If, when getting it going, lots of smoke is coming into the room (this is not normal!).
- If you have recently moved in and don’t know how it has been used previously.