Many of us still like to heat our homes with wood heaters. While staying warm inside let’s make sure we don’t not smoke out our neighbours.
Our tips are:
• Use dry and seasoned timber to ensure a clean hot burn with minimal smoke. It’s too late to dry out green timber that has recently been cut down. Source your firewood now before it is in high demand.
• Have the flue cleaned if you can’t remember it being done. Build-up of soot can cause fires in the flue and will affect air flow causing smoky fires.
• Avoid overloading or shutting of the air intake as it will cause excessive smoke.