Best Wood Burning Stove Tips for Servicing and Maintenance – The Stove House

Stove Tips and Hints to Help Maintain Your Log & Multi Fuel burner

Tips and Hints for your Stove


  • Get your chimneys swept every year by a NACS chimney sweep.
  • Stove door rope seals need to be replaced every year if not every other year. This ensures maximum efficiency, correct fuel consumption and keeps the glass clean. We offer a full door reconditioning service or can supply you the spares to do it yourself. 
  • Vacuum out the fire box and ash pan at the end of the burn season, usually around June/July. Otherwise, moisture mixes with the ash and causes erosion. (Only needs to be done once a year!)
  • Wood ash is fantastic for flower beds and vegetable patches.
  • Only burn dry seasoned logs this prevents tar build up within the stove and the chimney. Buy them here.
  • Check your carbon monoxide detector regularly. If you don't have one buy one. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. We can supply you with one, Building Regulations now stipulate every solid fuel appliance fitted should have one in the same room.
  • HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR WOOD YET? NOW IS THE TIME TO GET IT STACKED AND DRIED. We supply bagged kiln dried wood & coal, contact us for prices.
  • Identify your stove: Woodburner Only or Multifuel Model? See here to help you run your stove more efficiently. 
Maintenance of a wood burning stove and servicing at The stove House 01730 810931; The Stove House: Survey & installation service for woodstoves HETAS reg. woodburner fitters Woodburner showrooms displaying ecodesign ready log bioethanol & electric fires for Chichester West Dean Haslemere Selsey West Sussex Surrey & Hampshire

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