Wood Fireplace

3 Basic Essentials You Need To Know When Using Wood Burning Stoves

Here are 3 introductory lessons every newbie needs to learn to make optimal use of a wood burning stove.

This will all depend on the size of your firebox. Obviously, the larger the firebox the more wood you will need. Make sure you use the right size logs recommended by the manufacturer. Building your fire correctly will help achieve optimum burn time and heat output.

These 3 simple methods to using wood burning fires will ensure you increase the level of comfort in a home. For the best modern slow combustion wood burning range, make Quadra-Fire your preferred supplier.

  1. Ensure that the stove is properly installed and that there is adequate ventilation.
  2. Only burn dry, seasoned wood in the stove. Wet or green wood will produce more smoke and will be less effective at heating your home.
  3. Have your stove serviced regularly to ensure that it is operating safely and efficiently

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Maximise The Warmth Potential From Your Wood Fireplace While Costing You Less

Using wood more efficiently to fuel wood fireplaces provides you with a whole host of benefits while saving you money on energy utility expenses. Being conscientious about how you burn wood offers highly sought after benefits such as:

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3 Great reasons why a slow combustion Wood Fireplace Insert is the best option for your home

Slow combustion wood fireplace inserts are a welcome addition to the Australian home heating industry as these modern fireplace systems are a great alternative for homeowners who want improved heating efficiencies while being kinder to the environment at the same time.

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Keep Your Wood Fireplace Working and Looking as Good as New With These Simple Maintenance Tips

The benefits of keeping a well-maintained clean wood fireplace are easy enough to establish: your model offers longer reliability, improved efficiency and a longer lifespan.

Maintaining your fireplace need not be as stressful as you think it would be. Read on for easily-implemented maintenance tips to keep your fireplace in top shape for a long time to come.

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Reduce Emissions and Breathe Easy With The Right Wood Burning Heater

Many Australians enjoy a wood burning fireplace, for the warmth, heat and ambiance that comes from having one as the centerpiece of their living or dining room. But with deadly home fires an ever-present concern, many opt out of having one due to safety concerns. What these families don’t know is that it’s possible to enjoy a fire at home that is as safe and practical as it is enjoyable.

The threat of a home fire is one that most Australians are familiar with, with recent years being dominated by the threat of potential bushfires due to higher than usual temperatures, dry conditions, strong winds and low levels of rainfall. Because of this, most people are aware of the safety precautions that need to be followed in order to minimize the risk of a fire spreading from a heater elsewhere. But few Australians stop to think about the breathing hazards presented by burning wood in your home.

According to the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, the vast majority of fine particle pollution in Sydney can be traced back to heaters in the region and with close to 100,000 heaters in this area alone, that’s a lot of emissions! Particles are particularly dangerous as they can be inhaled directly into a person’s bloodstream and lead to breathing and lung complications.

Most experts say this stems from the fact that many heaters in the country stick to the bare minimum when it comes to the allowed amounts of emissions required per kilogram of wood burnt, which is a maximum of 2.5 grams. In fact, many experts allege that a heater produces more toxic emissions than cigarette smoke and can produce the same amount of emissions of hundreds of SUVS over a period of time.

Thankfully, not all wooden heaters are created equal and you can actually purchase one that is much healthier than most of the heaters on the market that are optimized to burn less wood and therefore create less emissions, resulting in safe breathing air.

So when the season comes to bring out the heaters, make sure you’ve chosen one that lets you breathe easy, safe in the knowledge that you’re not polluting your family’s or the rest of the country’s air.

Benefits of A Quadra-Fire Slow Combustion Fireplace

There are clear benefits to owning a Quadra-Fire slow combustion fireplace. Not only are they incredibly efficient, they offer long burn times and great heat output. Choose from a freestanding or insert style fireplace, and there are a variety of sizes available so an appropriate fit can be found for your home. In some cases, slow combustion fireplaces are used as the sole heat source in a home where gas heating is not available or a practical option.

The average household in southern Australia (with a wood fire) will burn between 4 to 6 tonnes of wood each heating season. The average slow combustion unit on the Australian market has an efficiency rating of around 60%, compared to Quadra-Fire’s which is up to 82%. This equates to around 2 to 2 tonnes of firewood being saved each year by using a Quadra-Fire. With the typical price of firewood in metropolitan areas of around $270 per tonne, this can mean a saving of between $540 and $670 each year.

Quadra-Fire fireplaces also feature Automatic Combustion Control (ACC) and a four point burn system as standard. ACC technology is an advanced heat-management system, feeding the fire with air when it’s needed most, for precision start-up and consistent, long burns. Whether you are starting a cold stove, or reloading for a long burn, ACC provides the extra air to start the burning process, then turns down to your desired rate. The patented Quadra-Fire Four Point Burn System produces intense rolling flames, and the four combustion cycles extend the heat, enhance the fire and increase efficiency for long lasting performance.

These features and more, make Quadra-Fire the standout choice when choosing a slow combustion fireplace. For more information, please visit www.quadrafire.com.au, call 1300 219 875 or visit our showroom at 444 Swan Street in Richmond.