There could be several reasons why someone might want to improve the efficiency of their solid fuel fire. A few common reasons are older properties having central heating, insulation or double glazing added to them meaning the large fireplaces once used to heat the rooms now give off to much heat. Another common reason is that people are having large impressive looking stoves fitted in rooms that really on require a smaller stove with a lower out put. Or for others they might just be want to be more efficient and burn through less fuel.
Here are three simple products that will improve the efficiency of your fire –
Coal Saver Bricks – Ideal for coal fires, Coal Saver Fire Bricks are ideal for reducing the capacity of your fireplace. They are designed to sit on top of your fire grate against the fire back, they will reduce the capacity of your fire place which will allow you to burn less fuel. This is an ideal solution for those who have large fireplaces and don’t need them to give off as much heat. These fire bricks are also useful if you are having issues trying to find a fire grate to fit your fire as they can cover any gaps toward the sides or rear of the grate.
Firemizer Fuel Saver – Perfect for either Coal or Wood fires, Firemizer is an award winning fuel saving device that is easy to use and proven to reduce solid fuel usage by up to 33% and minimize creosote in chimneys by up to 57%. It is manufactured using a patented process to produce a unique stainless steel alloy fibre grid which is not catalytic and does not contain any chemicals. Firemizer can be used to improve efficiency in all domestic solid fuel fires, stoves, fire pits and chimineas. How does it work? Firemizer increases the efficiency of your fire in three ways. It slows the air flow to reduce the burn rate of the fuel, it conducts heat evenly across the fire to ensure all fuel is fully com-busted and it prevents small fuel fragments falling through the grate or being left unburnt in the ash bed. Click here to see the technical information.
Euro Heat Moisture Meter – Ideal for those who burn wood, the Euroheat moisture meter is a great way to check that your firewood is ok to burn. It is important you have a moisture content of 20% or less when burning logs in your fireplace. The moisture content of wood for burning should be as low as possible, but certainly below 25%. This is particularly important if you are burning wood in a smoke exempt area in an approved appliance. In this case wood should be 20% or less. Wood with a moisture content above this will not burn cleanly or efficiently.
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