Four rules must be follow if you use wood burning fireplace

The use of wood burning fireplaces requires a series of rules, and as long as you follow these rules, you can use wood as as safely as electricity, gas or gasoline.
1. Must be installed by a professional
2. The chimney must be cleaned regularly by professionals
3.The used firewood must meet the burning standard
4. Try to choose a high-efficiency fireplace
The fireplace has been used in the West for hundreds of years and is still alive. It reflects the powerful charm and vitality of the fireplace culture. On the other hand, it is also inextricably linked with the strict laws and regulations concerning the installation, use, maintenance and fuel supply of fireplaces in Europe and the United States. These regulations are very complicated and detailed, and they involve a wide range of issues.
First of all, installing a fireplace is a very specialized job that must be handled by a professional. The procedures for installing fireplaces in Europe and the United States often have dozens of pages of paper. In the UK, the so-called professionals refer to installers who have obtained the HEATAS certification and are NFI certified in the United States.
Secondly, depending on the frequency and intensity of the fireplace, the fireplace and chimney must be cleaned 1 or 2 times a year, and must also be operated by a professional chimney sweeper (in the UK to obtain HETAS certification, in the United States to obtain CSIA certification before the chimney Cleaning work). Cleaning can remove the wood guttatta attached to the inner wall of the chimney and other foreign objects that may block the chimney, such as bird nests. Lignite is the main culprit in the fire of the chimney, and its formation is related to various factors such as the moisture content of the wood, the habit of using the fireplace, the layout of the flue, and the insulation of the chimney. In any case, at least one professional fireplace and chimney sweep every year will ensure you stay away from the danger of fire.
Thirdly, it is necessary to burn fully dried firewood. The so-called full drying refers to firewood with a water content less than 20%. Under natural circumstances, the felled firewood must be placed in a dry, ventilated environment for at least one year. Wood with a water content of more than 20% will inevitably produce wood guar when burned (as mentioned above, this is a flammable oily substance) and adhere to the inner wall of the chimney, which will increase the risk of fire . In addition, the wood that is not fully dried cannot release the heat it decomposes when it is burned, which greatly reduces the burning efficiency of the wood, which wastes money and pollutes the environment. A large amount of smoke is produced when burning wood with a high moisture content, which is the result of insufficient combustion of the wood. In addition, the following firewood cannot be burned: pine, cypress, eucalyptus, paulownia, sleepers, plywood or chemically treated wood.
Fourthly, if the fireplace is used in cities and suburbs, it must meet emission requirements. The UK is a DEFRA standard, the United States is an EPA standard, and non-compliant products are prohibited from being sold in cities. A fireplace that looks the same may have a larger of difference. The fireplaces currently sold in Europe and the United States are not ordinary stoves in our traditional impressions, but high-tech products using very advanced multi-point combustion theory. Traditional fireplaces have a combustion efficiency of less than 30%, and the efficiency of high-end fireplaces has reached 80% or higher now . This is an amazing advancement, knowing that few devices can use almost unprocessed renewables so efficiently. This high-efficiency fireplace can hardly see smoke from the cap on the job. The more efficient the furnace, the more it can burn wood, maximize the heat contained in wood, and effectively reduce emissions.

Post time: Aug-08-2018