Chimneys carry smoke from your fireplace out your home but have been known to cause a fire in certain instances. You don’t need to panic though. Once you learn about how your chimney works, you’ll see that with the right maintenance it’s almost impossible for a chimney fire to occur. If you have a chimney and fireplace, these are some things you should bear in mind so that your chimney never puts you at risk.
You’ve probably been using your fireplace in the cold season and will continue to do so until the Australian summer arrives. There’s nothing like a slow-burning wood fire to bring radiant heat and life to your home, but the combustion process can leave a deposit behind in your chimney that must be cleaned out for the sake of your family’s health and safety.
An excess of smoke when using your slow combustion wood burning fireplace can be the result of burning firewood incorrectly, or burning the wrong wood, whether it’s a fireplace indoors or a campsite outdoors. The smoke produced by a fire contains particulate emissions, so it’s important to know the correct way to operate your wood burning fire so you can reduce your emissions and have a fire that works perfectly.
Most owners of wood burning fireplaces often think that waking up to a burnt-out fire is just one of the realities of owning this type of fireplace. Luckily that can’t be further from the truth – it is actually very easy to set up your fire to burn throughout the night, and in this post, we’ll show you exactly how to do it.
Fireplaces are very common in Melbourne, and they add such an elegant feel and sense of style to your home. The luxury it offers, not only in winter, is an element of the home that also adds value if ever a homeowner decides to sell.
However, what you must bear in mind is that a fireplace comes with certain hazards that can be very dangerous for children and pets.
Winter has definitely arrived, and nothing makes a cold day as bearable as the crackle of a fireplace. Enjoying the warmth of a fire during the cold season does have safety concerns that you have to be aware of, as an untended fire that gets out of control can pose a deadly hazard to you and your family, and wreak havoc on your home.
To ensure safe practices are met with and to regulate quality control, the Australian Standards authorities have set out a number of guidelines for homeowners to follow when purchasing and installing solid fuel heaters in the home. The Australian Standard AS/NZS 4013 provides essential information on the compliance criteria for solid fuel burning appliances for domestic use. If you’re deciding on whether to install a wood heater in your home, here is what you should know.