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07594 3000 77

Contact Us Today

07594 3000 77

• Advice given

• Air vents fitted

• Bird nest removal

• Chimney relining

• Chimney repairs

• Chimney sweep private

• Chimney Systems Installations

(twin wall insulated)

• Chimney testing

• Co/Smoke Alarms supplied & fitted

• Cowls & Bird Guards supplied & fitted

• Fire & Stove repairs

• Power vacuum sweeping

• Problems solved

• Stove installations

Information note

 

Burning wood logs that have high moisture content give a lot less heat and can cause problems in your chimney or with your health!

Burning wood is environmentally friendly since it's considered carbon neutral and reduces your carbon footprint. The carbon dioxide released during combustion balances the carbon dioxide that was absorbed during its growth. Hardwoods and softwoods share similar energy contents, but more softwood is required to produce the same heat.

 

The most important factor to be considered when using logs as fuel is their MOISTURE CONTENT. Burning logs with water content greater than 20% can lead to potentially dangerous chimney problems. The build up of tar / creosote which is difficult to remove either mechanically or chemically and can result in chimney fires. Leaving damp or wet logs next to a stove or fire for a day or two will not season them and can be unhealthy for allergy or asthma sufferers (mould spores etc) as well as being a potential fire hazard.

 

Burn Seasoned Logs 

 

If unseasoned logs are burnt the fire or wood burning stove will spend the first 50% of its energy evaporating the water before it can burn the wood. This means twice as much fuel is being used to achieve the same temperature from the wood burner. There is a tendency to underestimate the moisture in wood. Sourcing a supply of seasoned logs is difficult so buying logs in advance (store until moisture content is less than 20%) and purchasing a moisture meter will save frustration, time and money. Wood should be stored in well ventilated wood sheds.

Advice given, Air vents fitted, Bird nest removal

Chimney relining, Chimney repairs, Chimney sweep private

Chimney Systems Installations (twin wall insulated)

Chimney testing, Co/Smoke Alarms supplied & fitted

Cowls & Bird Guards supplied & fitted, Fire & Stove repairs

Power vacuum sweeping, Problems solved

Stove installations

Information note 

 

Burning wood logs that have high moisture content give a lot less heat and can cause problems in your chimney or with your health!

Burning wood is environmentally friendly since it's considered carbon neutral and reduces your carbon footprint. The carbon dioxide released during combustion balances the carbon dioxide that was absorbed during its growth. Hardwoods and softwoods share similar energy contents, but more softwood is required to produce the same heat.

 

The most important factor to be considered when using logs as fuel is their MOISTURE CONTENT. Burning logs with water content greater than 20% can lead to potentially dangerous chimney problems. The build up of tar / creosote which is difficult to remove either mechanically or chemically and can result in chimney fires. Leaving damp or wet logs next to a stove or fire for a day or two will not season them and can be unhealthy for allergy or asthma sufferers (mould spores etc) as well as being a potential fire hazard.

 

Burn Seasoned Logs 

 

If unseasoned logs are burnt the fire or wood burning stove will spend the first 50% of its energy evaporating the water before it can burn the wood. This means twice as much fuel is being used to achieve the same temperature from the wood burner. There is a tendency to underestimate the moisture in wood. Sourcing a supply of seasoned logs is difficult so buying logs in advance (store until moisture content is less than 20%) and purchasing a moisture meter will save frustration, time and money. Wood should be stored in well ventilated wood sheds.

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