5 things new woodburner owners get wrong

Getting to grips with a wood-burning stove can be a steep learning curve if you’re completely new to them. Here are some of the main pitfalls that catch out new woodburner owners.

Leaving the door open

New woodburner owners often assume they should be able to leave the door open in order to feel intense heat from the flames, just as you would feel from sitting next to an open fire. This is incorrect. The job of the flames of a woodburner is to heat the metal case around it. The metal case heats the rest of the room, including you and any other occupants. Leaving the door open allows too much oxygen into the firebox, which causes your fuel to burn too fast and the stove to overfire. This can cause permanent damage to your stove. Continue reading