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Top 5 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Top 5 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient 0

Making your home more energy efficient is easier than you think. Read our tips here and save yourself a lot of money.
  • Jonny Turner
10 Things You Should Never Burn In Your Stove Or Fireplace

10 Things You Should Never Burn In Your Stove Or Fireplace 0

Unsure on how to maintain your fireplace or stove? Read our helpful blog on what you should and shouldn’t be burning.
  • Jonny Turner

"What is going to happen to my stove?" All of your questions answered. 0

Here at Stove Supermarket, we want to debunk the myths and uncover the truth, so you can stop worrying about hiding your stove under a blanket when the authorities come a-knocking.
  • Stove Reviews
Reduce Your Wood Burning Stoves Emissions; Industry Insider Tips and Tricks Revealed

Reduce Your Wood Burning Stoves Emissions; Industry Insider Tips and Tricks Revealed 1

Recently there has been a lot of media attention around wood burning stoves, their emissions, and their potentially harmful effects upon the environment, the result of which is that many stove owners and prospective owners are now asking themselves how eco-conscious and efficient they actually are.
  • Jonny Turner
Looking for an Alternative to Wood Burning Stoves - Why not try Gas or Electric?

Looking for an Alternative to Wood Burning Stoves - Why not try Gas or Electric? 1

Wood burning stoves have been around for hundreds of years and are the traditional way to heat up your house. Their nostalgic style adds to the charm of any room, creating a warm and ambient feel. They construct an inviting, rustic feeling and their benefits are the reason they have been around for so long, but as people become more aware of the alternatives to wood burners they are frequently turning to electric or gas alternatives.
  • Jonny Turner
How to Maintain Your Stove for Life

How to Maintain Your Stove for Life 0

Maintaining your stove correctly can contribute to a longer life-span, more efficient burning of fuel and will keep your stove looking like new longer! There are lots of ways that you can keep your stove in good working order including chimney sweeping, checking rope seals, using good quality fuel and generally taking care of the aesthetic side of your stove, including keeping your glass sparkly and clean.

 

Have your chimney swept

Getting your chimney swept at least twice a year is a key element of stove maintenance and can increase the efficiency of your stove. Neglecting a chimney sweep can lead to creosote build-up which can be a cause of chimney fires. Ensure that you look for registered chimney sweeps or HETAS registered installers when booking your chimney service.

 

Check your rope seals

Rope seal is the heat-resistant fire rope that is fitted around your stove door. If your rope becomes worn over time this can mean air is let into the body of the stove rendering the stove inefficient. Be sure to check the look of your rope seal every time you open your stove door to know when it’s time to fit a replacement!

 

Use good quality fuel

You can check the quality of your fuel if using a wood burning stove with a moisture meter – moisture content should be below 20% for it to be efficient and safe to burn. If the moisture content of your wood is above this level it can mean that there is a build up of deposit over time within your chimney and stove. When using other fuels we recommend using DEFRA approved fuel sources. You can take a look at the DEFRA site here https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

 

Keep your stove glass looking good as new

Most good quality stoves will have an air wash system for keeping your glass clean, however, your glass can still become discoloured over time due to a variety of reasons and you should look to other ways to keep on top of this common issue. There are plenty of quality stove maintenance products out there that can keep your stove looking sparkly and clean, take a look at our range of cleaning products on our accessories page https://www.stovesupermarket.co.uk/collections/stove-accessories

 

By following our advice and a stove maintenance regime you’re sure to get the best out of your stove, now and in the future to come.

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