Have you had your chimney swept?

A few weeks ago our local chimney sweep came to sweep our chimney and since then our multi-fuel stove has been burning so much better.  So why should you get your chimney swept, and how often and when should you get your chimney swept? Also did you know that burning dry, well-seasoned wood will keep your chimney cleaner for longer.

Why should I get my chimney swept?

A chimney sweep will remove soot, creosote and blockages, such as birds nests, from your chimney.

Getting your chimney swept will help ensure safer operation of your stove or fire. It can help prevent chimney fires. Sweeping will also increase the efficiency of some stoves, we have definitely found this to be the case with ours. It has been much hotter and brighter, making it much more efficient.

How often should I get my chimney swept?

How often you get your chimney swept is dependent on a number of factors including how often you use your fire or stove, and the type of fuel that you burn. However, it is recommended that everyone gets their chimney swept at least once a year. HETAS encourage people to get their chimney swept twice a year if they are burning wood or bituminous housed coal and at least once a year when burning smokeless fuels.

When should I get my chimney swept?

While there is no right or wrong time to get your chimney swept, the best time is before the start of the winter period, so now is a good time.

How can I keep my chimney cleaner for longer?

Burning dry, seasoned wood, with a low moisture content is better for your chimney. Burning dry, well-seasoned wood will keep your chimney cleaner for longer (you will still need to get your chimney swept). Edinburgh Wood Fuel wood is all well-seasoned, dry wood making it great firewood.

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