The nights are getting colder and colder, and soon we’ll be craving that log burner to heat up our homes. Before you light it up, don’t forget these five things to remember before you light your log burner.
1) Have your chimney swept
If you have a fireplace or a log burner in your home, then you need a chimney sweep visit before you light it up again. When was the last time your chimney was swept? If you have no idea, I can assure you that it’s been too long. A properly maintained chimney is essential if you want to ensure a clean and safe burn for your log burner. Don’t take any chances with safety! Have your chimney cleaned today.
2) Use only quality wood from a trusted supplier
When choosing wood for your log burner, it’s important to stick with quality wood from a reliable supplier. This way you can rest assured that there are no hidden dangers lurking in your fuel source. Firewood isn’t just about warmth—it’s about the safe, efficient operation of your log burner too. After all, it is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
3) Stock up essential stove supplies
The days may be long and dark now, but as soon as October hits there’ll be plenty of cosy evenings spent relaxing by a warm log burner. The only way for your wood-burning stove or open fire to give you complete enjoyment is if you make sure it’s in top condition. With that in mind, stock up on essential supplies like firefighters, glass cleaners, moisture meters and matches before autumn arrives.
4) Keep the glass doors closed when you light the fire
If you don’t, warm air will rush out of your room and cold air will rush in. It might make for a fun scene in your fireplace movie, but it’s not good for your home’s energy efficiency. And if you leave your doors open for too long, you could end up causing serious harm to you or your family. So take care when using your log burner, and be sure that all household members are aware of how they should proceed.
5) Enjoy your log burner!
Now that you have everything in place, you can sit back and relax in front of your cosy log burner with peace of mind.