A Well-Maintained Multi-Fuel Stove Can Last For Decades


Posted June 10, 2022 by suffolkstove

Efficient and easy to use multi-fuel stoves in Suffolk
 
Unlike wood-burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves can burn coal, wood, and peat. Multi-fuel stoves are similar in appearance to wood-burning stoves except they have a grate for the fire to burn on and a removable ash pan. This versatile and functional heating system burns different fuels at their best efficiency.

Whether it is a wood-burning or multi-fuel stove, the team of experts at Suffolk Stove Installations can assist. When using the multi-fuel stove only one fuel type should burn at a time, different fuel types must not be combined as the fumes could damage the stove.

When considering purchasing a stove it would be advisable to find out whether the area of residence is smoke-controlled or not as some areas do not permit coal because wood is cheaper than coal and its gas emissions are cleaner. This is why certain areas have tighter regulations to support Clean Air Strategy.

Multi-fuel stoves have a riddling grate that allows ash to fall through to a pan below it. The pan is removable and can be emptied even while the fire is burning to prevent a build-up of ash and stop the circulation of air.
“With the use of a multi-fuel stove, the purchaser will need to learn to adapt to the air supply to suit the fuel that is used. As a rule of thumb all the vents to the fire need to be opened to get it going and adjust the top or bottom vent when the flame is satisfactory,” said John Burdis, owner, of Suffolk Stove Installations.

Many stoves feature primary, secondary, and sometimes tertiary air vents. With a wood-burning stove, this air supply system is used to help start the fire. This helps to keep the glass clean and improve efficiency. Primary air comes from the bottom of the stove and multi-fuel stoves can be controlled to allow for air circulation underneath the grate when burning coal. Secondary air flows from the top and is closed off when burning coal in multi-fuel stoves. Tertiary air comes from the back and is added for efficiency and cleaner burning.

Regardless of the area of residence, one can always enjoy a multi-fuel stove but coal will not be permitted to burn if the area is a Smoke Controlled Area. If the residential area allows for coal, the cost of maintaining the multi-fuel stove may increase, including the need to get the chimney swept frequently.

Suffolk Stove Installations advises that DEFRA-approved multi-fuel stoves should be used. Although coal may not be permitted other fuel types can be used to burn. It may be great to have the versatility that multi-fuel stoves offer but it may be better to steer away from burning coal.

About us:

Suffolk Stove installations is an independent trusted HETAS registered company that specialises in buying and installing a woodburning, multifuel stove and flue systems. They are proficient in the installation of flexible flue liners, twin-walled systems, and pumice chimney construction. Since2004, they have been in the business of woodburning and multifuel stoves. As specialists in their field with over 15 years’ experience under their belt, they offer support and planning to achieve the best results. A professional company that takes pride in all they do and provide quality services of the highest calibre. They offer expert advice, guidance, and service throughout Suffolk, parts of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex. Visit https://suffolkstoveinstallations.co.uk.
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Last Updated June 10, 2022