Air quality and wood fuel has become a hot topic both in the media and on various facebook groups with people using open fire and stoves being asked to think about the impact of burning poor quality firewood has on the environment. A stove or open fire is only as good as the wood it burns and so it vital to understand how a few small changes in what and how you burn can improve the air that we breath.

The following is a video made by DEFRA as part of their Burn Better campaing which aims to show how solid fuel and firewood users can make small changes to their burning habits to improve air quality and reduce the environmental impact. Not only is it about choosing the right fuels, but also encouraging proper maintenance of appliances such as chimney sweeping at least once a year.

As a chimney sweep we see first hand the results of uisng poor quality fuels and impropper burning, many have talked about the need to only burn kiln dried logs. The truth is simple: the drier the wood the better the burn, no need to buy expensive kiln dried logs but plan ahead, buy your wood early and ensure you store it correctly so it will dry naturally.

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