Wood Stove and Fireplace Safety

As the nights become colder, many local residents prefer to burn wood to heat their houses. While wood burning is an efficient and time-honored way of providing heat, there are many safety aspects that go along with it. Here are just a few pointers:

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually
  • Burn only the fuel your stove or fireplace was designed for- wood or pellets, never burn trash or yard waste
  • Do not overfire your stove- if any part of the stove, chimney or stovepipe glows red, extinguish the fire immediately
  • Keep combustible objects far away from your stove or fireplace
  • Make sure children and visitors are aware of safety aspects to avoid burns and fires

Here is a comprehensive guide to avoiding chimney fires that can result in a structure fire:
http://www.csia.org/chimneyfires.html

Whether you're burning wood, pellets or using a propane heater, all forms of combustion create carbon monoxide. Keep carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in good working order.

If you have any questions, feel free to write to us at http://www.angelusoaksfire.com/contact