About Wood Fires
Why Buy a Wood Fire?
- Wood is a carbon neutral product. Unlike other fuels, burning wood generates no more carbon dioxide (CO2) than if it was left to decompose naturally.
- A wood fire is an energy efficient way of heating. They are designed to heat your entire house.
- A wood fire is also a multi-purpose fire. Apart from being your primary heat source it can be used in line with a heat transfer/ventilation system.
- It is a smart and cost effective method of heating. Running a wood fire is one of the cheapest forms of heating.
- Wood is a renewable energy source. Therefore making it a sound environmental choice.
- Whatever your heating requirement there’s a range of models and options to choose from.
Environmentally Friendly Wood Fires
Product researchers and developers have been working hard on addressing environmental issues for over a decade.
Today’s combustion systems meet even the most stringent world standards.
Simply put, burning wood is a sound environmental choice because unlike other fuels burning wood generates no more carbon dioxide than if it were left on the forest floor to rot. What’s more, good forest management and regular replanting would ensure that our atmosphere is continually washed of carbon dioxide, while pruning and factory off cuts could provide an ample fuel supply for the entire country. With wood you know you are playing your part in protecting the planet.
To get the best out of your Masport Wood Fire, we endorse the following tips:
- Plan ahead - stock up on wood 6-12 months before intended use.
- Gather dense hardwood. Hard woods like red gum burn more slowly and require less refueling.
- Select dry hard wood as it makes the fire burn hotter and longer.
- Choose sound, solid wood - avoid rot and excess bark. A good way to tell if wood is ready to burn is to look for signs of radial cracking at the end of a log.
- Split larger logs to assist drying and burning.
- Never use seaborne driftwood, pine or chemically treated timber.
- Stack fuel loosely in a dry place so air can pass freely through the pile.
- Cover the top and two sides of the stack.
- Use fuel in order - the oldest and driest first.
- Have your appliance professionally checked and serviced before the Winter begins.