How to Effectively Operate a Wood Burner


Woodburning stoves are becoming more and more popular in UK homes, but many of us don’t know how to use them properly. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your unit.

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Operating the Wood Burner

If you don’t know how a wood burner operates, you should take some time to understand the unit. A wood burner isn’t like other appliances in your home, you can’t just turn it on and forget about it. Hampshire Woodburning Stoves are high-quality units that must be understood to get the most out of them.

Your wood burner isn’t just a firebox with a chimney or flue, although this isn’t entirely wrong, there are other elements:

  • The feed provides oxygen to your wood burner.
  • The primary chamber is encased in high intensity insulating material.
  • An air valve controls the feed – a fully opened valve will allow maximum oxygen, making the flame more intense and vice versa.
  • The load doors are doors to the firebox that are used for adding fuel to the fire.
  • The ash pan is located under the firebox, it is used to gather ash.


You can’t put any type of wood into your burner, it must be quality soft and hard wood. Some of the best species to use in the UK are apple, ash, oak and beech. If you buy proper wood, you’ll get logs that allow a longer burn time.

Wood burners are great to have in your home, they have numerous cost saving benefits that help lower energy consumption and reduce your carbon footprint.

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