People considering installing a wood burning stove at home might wish to take a number of helpful tips from Euroheat into account.
The natural energy company advised that the first step should be to ensure the flue is fitted properly so as not to cause damage to the chimney or exterior walls of the home.
And while over time, wood burning stoves can be an energy efficient way of heating your home, it is important to ensure the wood is clean, split and does not contain more than 20 per cent moisture.
One way to check this is by investing in a wood moisture meter, which could help make sure no heat is wasted and keep carbon emissions low.
It is also important not to shy away from seeking professional assistance if the task becomes too daunting.
Euroheat noted that the top complaint about wood stoves had to do with installation and suggested that hiring an expert with HETAS certification may be a wise move for DIYers in over their heads.
Another thing to consider is the floor under a wood burning stove, according to Hearth.com. In order to avoid fires or damage, concrete, tiles, brick or an approved stove mat are all surfaces that should be considered to ensure this space is protected.
Posted by Jenny Brown