With energy prices rising every year, multi fuel stoves are growing in popularity and this trend is not looking like it’s going to pass any time soon.
Generally they are used to heat up your home during the winter.
Although multi fuel stoves can burn other fuels, most people use them to burn wood.
Effectively using these stoves
When it comes to getting the most of your multi fuel stove, here’s what you need to know:
The size of your stove is going to result in the amount of wood that you’ll be burning. The insulation in your home will be another major factor. If it isn’t any good, then you will burn a lot off wood in order to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
Remember that warm air will also leave through open windows or open doors; you may even want to buy a larger stove to cope with that.
What fuels to use
In addition to wood, another fuel that is commonly used in multi-fuel stoves is coal. Although using coal is not considered environmentally friendly, it has a higher percentage of carbon and will burn almost all the way through in its entirety. Another fuel that is used by some is peat. It’s really coal in the stages of early development.
If you decide to burn wood, then you need to check that it has dried out thoroughly as it’s prone to collecting moisture rapidly. This will affect how well it burns in your stove.
At the end of the day, one of the biggest factors as to how well your stove heats the house will be how well your home is insulated.