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Lighting a fire is simple enough but taking the following steps to correctly light your fire ensures you are using the best method that both maintains the effectiveness of the unit and lights a strong fire.
Job done! Now turn around and warm those buns you just worked off. 😉
Here are some more things to consider to improve how your fire burns.
New Australian standards were introduced recently which has made slow combustion fires burn more efficiently than ever before. This makes the quality of your firewood important.
How long a tree has been felled or dead for does not indicate how dry the wood is. The best way to dry wood is to split it and expose the inner core to the sun to dry the wood naturally.
Good wood merchants will split the wood for you, but may not season it for you.
The amount you pay for your wood does not determine how dry the wood is. The only way to know how dry your wood is, is to use a moisture meter on the inner core of the wood.
Only burn wood under 20% moisture. Anything over 20% and your wood heater will not work efficiently. The energy from the fire will be used to reduce moisture in the wood and not produce heat for your house.
Never burn treated wood or painted wood.
TOP TIP: Store your wood for at least 12 months after your have purchased it.
Your wood should be at a perfect moisture level, of around 15 to 20%.
Heaters without grates will perform better with a layer of ash on the base of the firebox. Clean the ash out periodically and always leave a 1cm layer or so behind.
If you follow these steps and you feel the fire is not lighting as it should, you can also read how to maintain your wood heater here.
If your fire heater needs replacement parts, you can visit us at Albany Eco House. We keep a range of parts in stock and are able to order in for many brands.