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Improving the Performance of Wood Heaters Geelong Wide

Wood heaters and wood fireplaces offer a unique, cosy and warm feel to any room in your home. Although they are one of the most aesthetically pleasing forms of heating, wood heaters are not always the most efficient.

Wood heaters and wood fireplaces offer a unique, cosy and warm feel to any room in your home. Although they are one of the most aesthetically pleasing forms of heating, wood heaters are not always the most efficient. For many years, before other ways to heat your home has been invented, open wood fireplaces were the order of the day. These were historically inefficient, utilising only 15% of the wood's energy for heat production. These days, wood heaters are far more effective and efficient. In this article, GJ Bradding will discuss some ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your wood fireplace, so that you can keep warm this winter.

Wood Heaters Ballarat: Conduct Regular Chimney Sweeps

A blocked or clogged chimney can significantly reduce the efficiency of your wood fireplace. Creosote, a by-product of wood smoke, can build up in the chimney contributing to the blockage. To prevent this, you should clean your chimney at least once every 2-4 months.

Wood Heaters Geelong: Use Dry Firewood

Wet wood does not create the same heat as dry wood. It will burn, however it will not burn as efficiently as dry wood. To generate the most heat, your wood should be as dry as possible.

Heating Geelong: Insulate Your Home

To ensure you are retaining the most heat possible from your fireplace, you should try and insulate your room effectively. This can be as simple as keeping all the doors closed, or as complex as installing wall and roof installation.

Heating Ballarat: Install a Ceiling Fan

This may seem counterintuitive, but a ceiling fan working in winter mode, meaning in reverse, can move heat from the top of the room and down the walls. This can be especially effective in rooms with high ceilings.

GJ Bradding: Wood Heaters Geelong Experts

At GJ Bradding, we can advise you on the highest quality wood heaters Ballarat and Geelong has available. After working in the industry for decades, we have the experience to give you the best advice on how to best use your wood heater at home, and how to get the most heat out of it at all times.

For more information about the best quality solutions for heating Ballarat and Geelong have to offer, contact us online or call 1300 550 901.

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