Useful Information

Welcome to our comprehensive resource hub, designed specifically for enthusiasts and owners of log burners and multi-fuel stoves! Whether you're a seasoned user or new to the world of wood and multi-fuel heating systems, our curated collection of useful links will guide you through everything you need to know to maximize the efficiency, safety, and enjoyment of your stove. Dive into a wealth of information ranging from instructional videos, expert maintenance tips, style inspiration, and the latest advancements in stove technology. Our goal is to provide you with accessible, authoritative resources that help you make the most of your log burner or multi-fuel stove experience. Browse through our selection and discover the best the internet has to offer in stove care, usage, and innovation.

Is Wood Burning a Friend or Foe to Mother Nature?

Ah, the age-old question we hear all the time at Angus Heat! Is burning wood naughty or nice for our environment? Well, here's the scoop: wood burning is actually not the villain in this eco-tale!

Eco-Friendly Fuel? Absolutely! 
Compared to other fuels, wood is like the superhero of eco-friendliness. Why? Because wood is a renewable resource. When you burn wood, it releases the same amount of greenhouse gases as it absorbed during its lifetime. That's right, it's like the circle of life, but for carbon! So, using a wood burner means you're giving a thumbs up to the environment by reducing reliance on gas, oil, or electricity for heating.

Hard Wood: The Burning Champion 
Now, let's talk about hard wood. This stuff is the Hercules of the wood world. Thanks to its density, it burns longer and releases more energy over time. But, there's a catch! Hard wood is a bit like a fine wine - it needs time to get better. Freshly cut, it's about as watery as a Scottish loch, with up to 50% moisture. Leave it to air out, and it drops to a still damp 30%-40%. But wait, there's science at play! For truly clean flue gasses, you want that moisture down to a crisp 20%. To get there naturally, you'd be waiting longer than for a Loch Ness Monster sighting - several years!

The Kiln Dried Silver Birch Solution
That's where our superstar, kiln dried Silver Birch, enters the stage. This wood has been given a spa treatment in a kiln to get its moisture content below 20%, making it ready to burn without the long wait. So, when you choose kiln dried Silver Birch from Angus Heat, you're not just getting a great burn. You're choosing a sustainably savvy way to stay warm and toasty!

At Angus Heat, we’re all about keeping you warm and the planet cool. So, go ahead, stoke that fire with confidence! 


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Sizing Up Your Perfect Wood Burner:

Picking the right size wood burner can feel a bit like a Goldilocks situation – not too big, not too small, but just right! Here’s a nifty trick to help you start on this toasty journey.

The Magic Formula 
Grab a tape measure and channel your inner mathematician! Measure the length, width, and height of your room, then give those numbers a little dance together by multiplying them. Now, here’s the magic: divide that total by 14. Voila! You've got yourself the nominal output needed for your room in kilowatts. Think of it as a cozy equation for warmth!

But Wait, There's More!!

Before you dash off to get that burner, hold onto your hats because there are a few more breadcrumbs to follow in this wood burner wonderland:

Doors and Windows: They're not just for looks! The number of doors and windows can affect how much heat your room will need. More openings might mean a need for a bit more oomph in your wood burner.

Insulation Situation: Is your room wrapped up like a warm scarf or a bit breezy? Good insulation means you can often get by with a smaller stove.

Heat Heroes: Will your wood burner be the lone ranger of warmth, or is it teaming up with underfloor heating or radiators? If it’s just a sidekick, you might not need a superhero-sized stove.

Size Wisely, Not Widely 
Remember, bigger isn't always better. Unless you're aiming for a tropical rainforest vibe, getting a burner that's too big for your space could turn your cozy den into a sweat lodge.

At the end of the day, it's all about finding that perfect fit – a stove that keeps you snug without turning your home into a sauna. If you’re ever in doubt, give us a shout at Angus Heat. We’re here to help you find the perfect wood burner, tailor-made for your space and comfort!

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