Fall has arrived and there is no better way to give your stove a massive thank you for keeping you warm during the winter than by sweeping your chimney.
You should give your stove a service at least once a year and with the change of the season, fall cleaning is an essential part of quality wood burning.
1. Use the correct fuel
If you burn quality fuel throughout the heating season it will make your life easier when it comes to cleaning it out. Avoid burning unseasoned or treated wood. Fuel should be split and stacked for a least 6 months before burning.
2. Sweep the chimney
We advise you to sweep your chimney at twice a year; fall and spring are perfect times to sweep your chimney. Cleaning out your chimney makes sure your flue pipe or chimney is kept clear & safe!
At Jøtul we recommend that you get your chimney cleaned by a professional; it can get very messy as there is lots of equipment involved! A chimney sweep also has the knowledge to point out problems they spot. To find a chimney sweep click here.
3. Check your entire stove
Check over your entire stove – particularly the internal parts. Inspect all the seals and replace the seals between the door and glass if needed. Make sure the air shutter moves freely and check grate bars for any damage. While looking over the stove door, check to make sure hinges are working and look for any cracks in the glass.
If you do require any replacement parts, visit your local dealer.
4. Clean inside
To ensure perfect wood burning conditions, it’s vital to look after the inside of your stove. Remember to clean the excess ash but leave a layer on the bottom of the stove, as this helps to insulate and protect the stove from the burning heat.
5. Cleaning the glass
Jøtul’s products are made with an air-wash system, which helps keep the glass clean while you’re burning wood.
If your glass does need a spring clean, you can use stove glass cleaner or get a damp cloth and dip it in the wood ash to clean the glass.
6. Show off your stove
Have your Jøtul stove looking its best because we know the appearance of your stove is also important. Use some elbow grease to give the outside of your stove a good clean using a lint free cloth or shoe brush to wipe away any soot or dust.