Tip #5 Use Dry Wood – Alter Your Energy

Burning Wood? Small amounts of smoke is a good sign
You want a minimal amount of smoke coming from your chimney. Smoke is not "exhaust" – it contains high energy gases that were not burned. That's why it is a good idea.......... [more]

Tip #5 Use Dry Wood

Burning damp or wet wood will “steal” the heat………

Don’t burn wet wood. Burning damp or wet wood will “steal” the heat from the fire and the moist incomplete combustion will coat the chimney and cap screen. This may require a costly cleaning.
Wood storage should be kept dry but also allowed to circulate in order to dry fully.

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