Frequently Asked Questions about Wood Burning and Multi-fuel Stoves

These are some of the questions that are most often asked of Home Fires and Fuels by people considering the purchase of a wood burning or multi-fuel stove:

I live in a smokeless zone. Can I still use a stove and burn solid fuel?

Yes. We stock DEFRA approved stoves which can be used in smokeless zones. These stoves are highly efficient and you will be able to burn seasoned logs. You must however ensure that if you use coal you use a smokeless variety (e-coal for example).

My house does not have a chimney. Can I still use a stove?

Yes. A stove can be installed in almost any property. All solid fuel appliances must have an external flue but one of these can usually be installed for you.

Will a stove create a lot of mess and smoke in my house?

The technology of modern stoves means that much less waste is created and over 80% of the fuel used is turned into heat for the home (compared to 20% of fuel being turned to heating your home with an open fire). Modern stoves require little maintenance.

If I have a stove will I need to get my chimney swept?

Yes. All chimneys and flues need to be swept to ensure efficiency and safety.

Where can I buy logs and how should store them?

We provide a delivery service for logs, smokeless coal, kindling and other fuel products.

We can also provide log stores to ensure that your wood is kept dry.

Modern Stoves provide a cheaper and greener way to heat your home in Stockport, Greater Manchester

Home Fires and Fuels believe strongly in protecting the environment and all of our stoves are highly efficient. When using sustainably sourced fuels, these stoves are ‘carbon neutral’, representing one of the cleanest, efficient and most sustainable ways to heat your home.

Based in Marple, Home Fires & Fuels provide a service across the Stockport, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire areas.

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