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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Christmas 2019 final order deadline and Christmas holiday closure at Gr8Fires.co.uk

Christmas 2019 order deadline

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means we’re once again up against the clock to get everything you need to ensure you have a cosy festive period delivered to you in time.

Woodburners are a bit harder to move around the country than Christmas cards, which means we will need to receive your order by 2pm on Wednesday, December 18, in order to get it dispatched from our warehouse and delivered to you before Santa arrives.

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Sending a letter to Santa Claus using a wood-burning stove

One of the questions we’re most frequently asked at this time of year is the best way of sending a letter to Santa Clause using a wood-burning stove.

Using your fireplace and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to send a list of the things you would like for Christmas is a time-honoured tradition.

If you’re used to sending your letter to Santa on an open fire (where you presumably also roasted your chestnuts), then you might have some concerns over using your woodburner. Here’s our suggested method for sending a letter to Santa Claus using a wood-burning stove.

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Finding an efficient woodburner to save you the most money possible

To save as much money as possible when buying a woodburner, you will want to make sure you buy an efficient stove. A stove that operates efficiently will require less fuel to run (reducing your fuel costs) and create more warmth with less fuel (reducing your reliance and expenditure on central heating bills).

How do you know if the stove you’re about to buy is an efficient woodburner?

You will find efficiency data on each of the woodburners for sale on Gr8fires.co.uk on the relevant product page. But where do these figures come from and what do they mean?

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