The Difference Between Wood burning & Multi-fuel Solid Fueled Stoves

When you are deciding on purchasing a stove there are a few things to think about before you decide on a fuel type.

No matter the stove you have in mind the first thing you should consider is when living in a smoke-controlled area you should look for appliances that are ‘Defra approved’, most stoves we sell are Defra approved. As long as the stove you choose is Defra approved you can burn dry seasoned wood and smokeless coal on it. In smoke-controlled areas, it is only wet wood that you cannot burn as this can produce harmful smoke.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Solid Fuel Stove

To ensure you get the most out of your stove, it is essential that all solid fuel appliances are serviced regularly. The ideal time to service your appliance is in the summer, before the heating season begins.

HETAS recommend that all solid fuel appliances are serviced by a qualified engineer at least once a year. This will ensure the correct performance of your appliance and avoid the risk to your health where a poorly maintained stove can release poisonous Carbon Monoxide into your property.