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Open fires the most traditional way to heat your home. Our firewood logs for sale are the perfect way to heat home and get the crackle of burning logs, a bigger flame, a well-warmed room. The perfect end from a long day at the office.

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How to Light a Open Fire or a Fire in a Fireplace

1. Before you do anything, open the flue and make sure it works correctly. You'll usually be able to feel the cold air coming from outside if it's open. The last thing you need is a house full of smoke!

2. Grab your newspaper and crumble a few pieces up, throwing them into the back of the fireplace. These are going to act as our tinder, starting our fire with an easy-to-light surface.

3. Stack some of your kindling on top of the newspaper. Make sure you leave enough room in there for oxygen to circulate, as your fire will need it to burn. You don't need too rigid a structure, here, since you have the grate and screen to keep the fire put together.

4. Light your fire. Again, you'll want to light the tinder (newspaper, in this case) in a few different spots to get it burning quickly. Your kindling should catch fire pretty easily. You can add a bit more kindling once it starts to create a nice coal bed.

5. Once you've got a small fire going, you can start adding your bigger logs. You can usually just lay these across the grate lengthwise, then stack one or two on top diagonally. Remember: you want to leave enough room for oxygen to flow so everything catches fire easily.

That's it! You should have a warm, crackling fire going in no time. You can always add more logs if you want to keep it going longer, too. Be sure to put that screen up to protect your house from flying sparks you don't want your carpet catching fire.


Obviously, everyone has their own methods for building fires, and there's no one way to do it. If you've got your own favourite methods or tips, whether for outdoor or indoor fires, be sure to share them with us.

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Open Fireplace Helpful Information and Safety Tips

When heating with a fireplace you get the warmth and beauty of a natural fire for everyone to enjoy. On a cold winters day nothing may be more relaxing and comforting than a fire in the fireplace. But......Does heating with a fireplace actually supply positive, sustained heat to your home? Surprisingly no. Studies show that a fireplace is not very efficient in heating your home. A natural fireplace without any added amenities may only reflect 15% of the heat into your room. The rest goes up the chimney.

Why So Inefficient?

Most older, traditional fireplaces are installed with a throat damper near the bottom of the chimney. Over time these dampers become warped or damaged allowing warm air from your home to escape straight up the chimney. In other cases the damper is left open allowing the heat to flow outside without any restrictions.

As the fire burns it draws in cold air throughout the house to replace the heated air creating a draft. Overtime a fireplace can actually loose more heat than they create.

What Can Be Done?

To make a fireplace more efficient a couple of things can be done to prevent some of the heat from escaping up the chimney.

Installing a top sealing damper can help reduce heat loss through the chimney when the fireplace is not in use. These are installed at the top of the chimney and can also prevent bugs and animals from entering your home.

An inflatable damper or inflatable plug can also be used to seal off the chimney. These offer a low cost relatively easy way to help reduce unwanted heat loss.

Installing fireplace doors can also help reduce heat loss.  However, fireplace doors can be expensive and do not prevent all heat from escaping.

They are not an air tight seal and will still allow some heat to escape. They do however allow you to close off the fireplace to help prevent sparks and rolling logs from escaping.

Overall

It is important to have your fireplace inspected regularly by a professional for creosote build-up and any hazardous defects. If you live in a cold weather climate chances are you know someone who has had a chimney fire.

A natural fire can provide an ambiance to your home like nothing else. Although they are nice to look at, a fireplace alone is not the most efficient way to reduce your heating costs.

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Warning Notice !!!

A chimney that isn't properly cleaned can become both a fire hazard and a means for deadly carbon monoxide gas to build up in the home.

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