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A stove is made up of a variety of different components which can confuse first time users and lead to incorrect stove usage and ownership. As a result, the entire unit may end up being too uneconomical to use and deteriorate before it manages to reach its longevity guarantee. Here at Denton Stove Centre, we believe that educating our readers is the most effective way to prevent such circumstances from occurring. Read on as we go over the different parts of a stove and why they are so important…
What is the firebox?
The place where the fire sits is known as the firebox and this part of a stove plays a very important role. After all, the fuel that a homeowner wants to burn must be able to fit inside this compartment comfortably in order to ensure an even burn is achieved. Inside the firebox there are also fire bricks which protect the metal casing of the stove from the intense heat that is given off from a fire whilst also reflecting it back into the fire itself in order to ensure that it maintains a constant and efficient temperature.
Why does a stove have a secondary air supply?
The primary air vent is the most effective way to bring fresh air into the fire box, however, some stoves will also have a secondary air supply in place too in order to provide the fire with a constant supply of oxygen and keep it burning efficiently. In fact, this air often has to travel through a series of different channels before it manages to reach the firebox as the process heats the air slightly in order to ensure that it does not have a cooling effect on the fire.
Are stove flues important?
A flue is a long tube or channel which removes any toxic gases that are created from the combustion of carbon-based fuels and dispenses them out of the property. In fact, most chimneys are built into a property and a stove flue can be fitted within this framework, however, it is essential that they are installed by a professional. After all, the seal must be airtight in order to ensure that all of the gases are removed as a botched DIY job can lead to dangerous health complications like carbon monoxide poisoning.
Here at Denton Stove Centre, we want each and every one of our clients to make the most out of an investment in a brand-new stove regardless of the type of fuel that they are burning, however longevity starts with the quality of maintenance that a unit is provided with. By ensuring that our readers recognise the different components that a stove is made up of, we believe that they will be more equipped to carry out these maintenance responsibilities. To find out more information, get in contact with the best stoves Manchester has to offer and ask a member of the Denton Stove Centre team about our range of stoves today!
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