When you walk into a room you automatically look at the main focal point – and this is usually the fire. The flames of that fire draw your attention first, there is something mesmerizing about a flickering flame – have you ever wondered why?
Like moths to a light: In the longer cold periods of weather we now seem to have, a warm fire automatically becomes the best place to be near and will make you feel welcome. Some prefer up to the minute contemporary looks, others the more traditional fire.
Brilliant Fuel facts:
What fuel should I use?
Wood burning stoves are virtually carbon neutral and could account for 10% of the UK Government’s carbon reduction targets by 2020; with the potential to produce 25% of the government’s domestic renewable heat energy target by 2020 (Stove industry Alliance (SIA)). By replacing your decorative gas fire with a wood burner this reduces the carbon footprint of a house by 22%...and if you are replacing a fire run off LPG the figure will rise to 36%!
Hardwoods are best like oak and ash – but the most important fact is that you should not burn any freshly cut up logs. They contain moisture and will reduce your stoves heat output so you will have to burn more wood. It will also smoke more and make your stove dirty!
Multi fuel stoves are built to be able to burn either coal or wood. Its not advisable to burn both fuels at the same time, doing this you can damage the flue lining. This is because the sulphuric acid in coal and the moisture levels in wood decide to combine when burning together – this produces a sticky solution that will stick to the stove and gradually erode it.
Choose smokeless fuel e.g. Anthracite –this obviously burns longer than wood – it is better for the environment and your stove and chimney as it produces less soot.
Whatever you prefer whether it be real wood burning flames or the highly realistic flame effects from gas we are all drawn to flames. Once you settle by that fire and stare into the flames you cannot help but relax.
Commercial benefits of real flames : No need to explain the benefits here – just think how many pubs, hotels, dining rooms, cafes etc have you been in recently and the centre of attention in there is a lovely warm flaming fire – albeit a free standing stove or a traditional fireplace. You can relax and feel at home!
There are plenty of show rooms around but cutting out the middle man and buying your fire stoves direct online is now the way to go. So all in all whatever look you want to achieve - contacting a reliable and competitive company to supply flame focused stoves and fireplace suites is a must.