When choosing solid fuel as an option for your Aga Stove there are a number of consolidations to take into account:
- Heat Output vs Room Size.
- Water Heating Option.
- Fuel Source Availability
- Fuel Storage
Gasmarkone can provide all the help and advice you need to make the right choice for your home.
Wood As A Fuel Source
Unlike fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil, wood is carbon neutral. This means that burning a log of wood only produces as much carbon dioxide as a log decomposing on the forest floor. If used in the right circumstances wood as a fuel source can be a highly economical choice.
Dry seasoned wood contains up to 90% less moisture than fresh cut wood, which means it produces less steam and saves up to 50% of potential heat. Also keep in mind that hard wood is a better option than soft wood as it is slower to burn, meaning you will use less.
Wood is a renewable fuel source that is gentler on the environment. It also helps the preservation of fossil fuels such as coal and oil. Aga Stoves have a wide range of both Traditional and Contemporary wood burning stoves to choose from. For more information on Aga Wood burning Syoves Click Here.
Hints and tips
- For the best drying conditions, store your logs in a dry store allowing plenty of air to flow around them
- Wood burns best on a bed of ash so make sure your firebox always has some ash in it
- Pick out the driest logs; they’re easy to spot as the bark comes away easily
Smoke Control Zones
Your Aga Wood Burning Stove is now designed from the outset for use in smoke control areas. You can check out the DEFRA approved AGA appliances for your area by using this link.
Other Types of Solid Fuel
There is a wide range of solid fuels available. The main fuel types used are coal, anthracite and peat briquettes. If you’re heating your home 24 hours a day, solid fuel is by far the most economical choice as it generates more heat than wood. It is, however, a less renewable fuel source. Heating your property with solid fuels could also help to reduce condensation and eliminate household mould and toxins.
Hints and tips
- Clean out the stove daily if using solid fuels as they create more ash than wood does. Coal also burns better on a clean grate.