Why does my appliance suffer blowback or downdraught?

This is a relatively common problem & there can be many causing factors to consider. 1) Has your chimney been swept lately? If not, your problem could be caused by a build up of soot, tar or another blockage, perhaps a birds nest in your chimney. This may restrict the draw in your flue as the smoke has nowhere else to go but back down into the room. 2) Is your chimney the correct size for your appliance?  If your flue is…

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Why should I have my chimney swept & how often?

This is a question we hear a lot.  Solid fuel appliances can create many different types of build up with every day use, it all depends on what you are burning & how often, but with general use we recommend you get your chimney swept at least once a year & perhaps twice or more a year if you are using it a lot.   The correct fuel It is important to source good quality fuel to burn on your…

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