Tips for Heating with Wood
Hase stoves are extremely eco-friendly due to their low fuel consumption. With a degree of efficiency of 80% and higher, they are very effective at utilising the heat generated during the combustion process.
However, proper handling and the right choice of wood are just as important to ensuring the environmentally-friendly operation of the stove:
• Dry wood: Only use dry wood, and only small pieces of wood during the warming up phase. They catch fire quicker than large logs, thus rapidly generating the temperature required for complete burn-off. If the wood used as fuel is too moist, water vapour condenses and may damage the stove. In addition, the thermal output decreases.
• Suitable types of wood:
For the most attractive stove fire, use beech wood logs. If other types of wood are used, such as oak, birch, pine, or larch, we recommend adding beech wood for picturesque dancing flames. Highly resinous coniferous wood, e.g., spruce, pine, and fir, tends to emit flying sparks and leaves behind a fine layer of flue ash that can swirl up when the fire box door is opened.
• Do not burn harmful materials! Burning non-permitted materials not only gives off unpleasant odours, but also generates emissions that damage the environment and are harmful to your health. The following materials may not be burned in the stove:
- damp or moist wood (residual moisture content over 20%),
- varnished, laminated, or treated wood,
- wood treated with wood preservatives,
- household waste,
- paper briquettes, or
- any flammable fluids, fuel pastes or gels.