How to prevent chimney fires from wood-burning stoves

When they are operated correctly, wood-burning stoves are a very safe way to heat your home. But given that operating a stove involves burning wood or solid fuel, they are not without risk. Perhaps the greatest of those risks is a chimney fire, which could put your family and property in jeopardy.

What causes chimney fires?

Wood-burning stove chimney fires are usually started when a flame, spark or ember from the stove ignites a creosote deposit in the chimney. Creosote is created when flue gases cool, condense and settle in the chimney before they have managed to exit the flue as intended.

The good news is that it is easy to take precautions that will minimise the risk of a chimney fire. Here’s how to prevent chimney fires from your wood-burning stove.

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Top 10 best-selling woodburners of 2019

At the start of a new year, we’re going to take time to reflect on the best-selling woodburners of 2019. Here’s a rundown of the stoves you bought from us last year.

1. Mazona Rocky 6 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove (-)

It’s a non-mover at the top of the charts. Once again, the Mazona Rocky 6 kW is our best-selling stove of the year. An affordable price tag, generous heat output and timeless styling help to explain this stove’s enduring popularity. Take a closer look.

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