For high efficiency appliances, that can maintain a very slow burning fire, try to have a good rip roaring fire regularly to prevent the continual creation of creosote. If you use your wood burning appliance regularly it is important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly by a qualified and certified chimney sweep.
Like any activity we engage in, there is a right and wrong way to use wood heating. Wood can be harvested and dried incorrectly, which results in dirty creosote producing burn and inefficient heat. Endeavor to be well informed about the wood you burn and the maintenance of your wood burning appliance.
When you decide to use wood heat, it shows that energy conservation and ecology matter to you. To help ensure that we maintain renewable wood energy, become an informed judge of firewood and and the efficiency and safety of burning wood.
Trees can be harvested sustainably, firewood can easily be dried properly, burned cleanly and efficiently. Remember when using this energy source we reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels which helps reduce global warming.
When you visit our sight we will endeavor to support this theory by keeping you informed so we can all learn to respect and use wood heat safely and at maximum efficiency. So visit us often to clear up misconceptions and keep abreast of new ideas.
Our newest venture "Pure Air Plus" is the result of searching for a solution to the back drafting or smoking back problem in your wood stove or fireplace. In our research we have found a solution to this phenomenon and offer a unique product called "Plusaire" available through the Pure Air Plus division of Don Crole Chimney Services. To find out more about this product and how it works see the titles below on air quality and the stack effect.
Whatever energy sources we decide to use it will always have an impact on the on the environment "positive or negative is up to each one of us." The best energy sources are renewable as their environmental impacts tend to be low. Wood is a renewable energy source but with its own problems and limitations, some of which can be managed and minimized.
But when it is used effectively, wood is a fine fuel choice compared to the fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal, whose consumption leads to the depletion of the earths stores.
We invite you to explore the world of heating with wood. With a little education, you can start enjoying your fireplace or wood stove by maximizing your burn, while minimizing the risk. Remember, a clean chimney is a safer chimney!
For decades people have had a love affair with wood fires, a cosy fire on a cold blustery night curled up with a good book and a warm drink is the ultimate in comfort on a winter evening. "The perfect fire" is "all woodheat can be.