12 Tips to Make Sure Your Wood Stove is Ready for Safe Winter Heating
This year over 171 home fires have taken their toll on families in Alaska. Sometimes, home fires are due to improperly installed or serviced wood stoves. Here are a few important tips to make sure your family doesn't become a tragic statistic:
Maintain all factory-specified clearances to combustible materials.
Don't use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar liquids to start or "freshen up" a fire.
Don't burn your stove with the stove door(s) open.
Inspect the stove periodically for missing fire bricks.
Inspect the chimney at the beginning of the season and every two months for creosote build-up.
Don't start a chimney fire to clean the flue.
Don't burn materials other than natural wood, and never burn wet or green wood as it causes excessive creosote that can lead to a chimney fire.
Use a perimeter gate to keep small children away from hot surfaces.
Don't burn a stove so hot the stove or chimney connector begins to glow.
Don't remove hot ashes or store hot ashes in a garage or basement as they will generate carbon monoxide air and/or flammable gases.
Don't cook on a stove not designed for that purpose.
Make sure your stove is connected to an code-approved factory built chimney or a code-approved masonry chimney with a flue liner. Never vent a wood stove into a "Class B" gas vent chimney.
Also, make sure you have properly installed smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and test your alarms once a month to be sure they are working.
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HearthStone - Equinox
The powerhouse built to warm your home - the Equinox. This woodstove has been designed to heat even the largest of spaces - while keeping the high-end design and style of our HearthStone Select Collection of soapstone stoves. Learn more about HearthStone Stoves
Heats up to: 3,500 sq. ft.
Burn Time: Up to 12 hours
Heat Life: Up to 16 hours
Size: 120,000 BTUs
EPA Rating: 3.0 grams per hour
Efficiency: 82% (Low Heating Value)
Maximum Log Length: 25"
HearthStone Hergom Cast Iron
Understated, elegant and timeless, cast iron is an ideal stove material, and an incredible workhorse. Renowned for its superb heat conduction and its remarkable resilience, cast iron brings to stoves authenticity, durability and efficiency. Fabricated entirely of top-quality grey cast iron shaped in a modern state-of-the-art moulding plant, the HearthStone Hergom Cast Iron Collection sets the bar for quality. Exclusive design features ensure each appliance is economical and safe, providing clean and complete combustion for warmth you can trust.
Whether it is classic painted iron or vitreous enamel glazed, these stoves are as beautiful as they are functional - with optimized fire viewing areas and distinctive character down to the last detail.
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