Friday, 4 November 2011

Causes For Poor Stove Performance

Sometimes, it seems that the wood stove just isn't working as well as it used to. Do you have such a feeling?

Maybe, you will meet other stove problems, such as smoking, catalyst malfunction, etc. However, today, I’d like to talk about the issue of wood burning stoves poor performance.

Here is a list of possible causes for poor stove performance you can consider. Hope you can benefit from them.

Worn or missing gaskets

Leaky inset stoves will often show a marked decrease in performance. You may find much information about checking and replacing the gaskets discussions.

Wood stove chimney needs cleaning

If the venting system is getting blocked with soot and creosote, it will make a world of difference in terms of performance and safety. Therefore, checking and cleaning your wood burner chimneys as more as well.

Poor wood supply

Are you using the same fuel as always, or a new load? If your wood's too green or wet, it might be the culprit. Burn some other materials, for instance, oak tree.

Changes in the house

Have you recently altered the house, by adding insulation, replacement windows, or new caulking?

Of course, these are not all causes that cause your small stove work inefficiently. You can find other reasons that cause poor performance.

For more wonderful information about stoves, please continue reding my posts.

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