Why You Should Purchase a Woodburner Stove During Summer

Summer is nearly in full swing which means longer evenings, beautiful warm weather and delicious BBQs. This may seem like a strange time of the year to think about your central heating, but it’s one of the best times to think about purchasing a Woodburner Stove.

This eco-friendly renewable energy source is a great way to reduce heating.

Preparation for Winter

The winter season in England is known for being extremely cold and unpredictable. Summer is the best time to invest in a woodburner stove to prepare for the cold winters ahead. You don’t want to leave it too late and see the dream stove you’ve had your eye on go out of stock.  

By getting in early, you are guaranteed to get the stove that’s perfect for you. Once you’ve found you’re ideal stove, the professionals at The Fire Barn will install it for you.

Chimney Sweep

A chimney and stove co-ordinate perfectly together. When purchasing your stove, it is essential to get your chimney swept before the installation to make sure it is all clear and clean. It’s much easier to arrange for a chimney sweeping in the summer rather than the winter months thanks to the calmer weather.

The closer it is to winter, the quicker chimney sweeps will get booked, so to ensure you are guaranteed a chimney sweep, book them as soon as you can to allow plenty of availability.

Plenty of Time to Stock up on Wood

When it comes to using your woodburning stove in the winter months, you want to ensure you have enough wood to get you through the cold season. Buying wood in the summer, when demand is low, can often work out cheaper.

This way you have plenty of time to stock up without panic buying in the later months. Stock up on woodburning fuel today.

The Fire Barn offers a huge range of fantastic Woodburning Stoves in a variety of styles to suit all manners of tastes. Whatever you are looking for, you are assured there’s plenty of choice at The Fire Barn.

Take a closer look at what we have available with our impressive displays in our huge showroom. We offer a comfortable, relaxed and ‘pressure free’ environment, so you can enjoy and wander the showroom at your own pace.

If you would like to find out more about our high quality Woodburning Stoves and fantastic services, simply get in touch with the friendly team today by calling 01772 811722, and our experts will be able to help answer any questions you have.

Need Some Tips on How to Clean Your Log Burner?

Wood Burning Stoves are a stunning focal point for any room. One of the main factors to consider with these styles of stoves is their maintenance and upkeep. A dirty stove prevents it from working to its full potential.

A clean stove ensures efficiency and increases the lifespan of your stove. Here are some great tips on how you can clean your log burner.

What Are Wood Burning Stoves?

Wood Burning Stoves are an effective and environmentally friendly method of heating. Incredibly easy to use, simply add fresh logs on the fire to add more fuel. The effect is hugely positive for wood burning because logs combust more effectively & evenly when resting on a bed of ashes, giving you maximum efficiency & heat output from your wood burning stove.

Cleaning the Interior

​When cleaning the interior of your wood burning stove, it is imperative to wait for the fire to cool before you attempt to empty the ash. Always ensure you are wearing gloves when doing this. Next, carefully use a small spade to move the ash from the fire into a metal ash container whilst trying to avoid spilling the ash – this can be very messy!

It’s important to remember not keep ashes stored inside your house. This can cause carbon monoxide to build up and eventually spread through your home. Ensure you take the ashes outside before disposing of them.

Cleaning the Exterior

The exterior of your wood burning fire is a quick and simple job to maintain and clean. Use a standard hoover and any soft brush attachments to remove traces of dust or ash. If you can do this quite regularly; every 2 or 4 weeks, it will prevent any build up that can potentially damage the exterior of your stove.

It’s recommended to use a dry cloth to clean the exterior, never use a damp cloth as it can cause rust over time.

Cleaning the Glass Door

There’s a hack when it comes to cleaning the glass door on your wood burning fire. Using a cold piece of charcoal from your stove, dampen it using water, and then rub it on the inside of the glass. Then, using a piece of kitchen roll, wipe away the excess moisture and you should have yourself a perfectly clean glass window – it’s as easy as that! 

Cleaning Your Chimney

Continuous use of your wood burning stove can lead to a build-up of soot in your chimney. If this occurs, it prevents smoke from being expelled properly. One of the most common methods of cleaning your chimney is to use a drain rod with a brush attached to clear the chimney.

Alternatively, you can hire a chimney sweep to ensure your chimney is cleaned to professional standards.

The Fire Barn offers a huge range of top quality Wood Burning Stoves from the biggest brands on the market. Whatever it is you’re looking for, the Fire Barn in Bamber Bridge can find it or design it, confirm it, make it, supply it, deliver it, then fit it, so they know you love it!

If you would like to find out more about our plethora of Wood Burning Stoves and exceptional services, simply get in touch with the friendly team today by calling 01772 811722 and we will be happy to help.

5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to an Electric Fire

Is your fireplace in need of an upgrade? Electric fires are the ideal choice for you; they’re not only cost effective, they’re extremely easy to install and require minimal maintenance compared to their counter parts.

Heat any room in your home or business with minimal effort! Take a look at why you should upgrade to an electric fire today.

Increased Safety

One of the main reasons electric fires are a popular choice is their increased safety compared to other fires. Their lack of gas and flames makes them a considerable safer option. This enables you and others to avoid serious injury; a great benefit of why you should invest in an electric fire.

Easy to Maintain

A great benefit of electric fires is they require very little maintenance. Unlike other heating types, they don’t need to be checked or serviced regularly. As they are incredibly easy to operate, cleaning is minimal as they just don’t get that dirty, which is one less thing for you to worry about!

100% Efficient

Electric fires are 100% efficient as all the heat is directed into your home. Electric fires are also very quick to come up to temperature, and with no fuel like gas, wood or coal to have to consider they are a particularly safe option. Not only does this result in more heat where it matters, but it also means you’ll be saving money on the ongoing running costs too.

Compatible

Electric fires are so popular due to their fantastic versatility and usability. You can make a fireplace out of a whole host of materials, including marble, granite and solid wood, so you can have any fireplace you’d like, with any fire that you’d like.

Easy to Install

The electric fire is the easiest to install of all heating systems. All you need to do is set it down and plug it in. You don’t need to worry about piping or installing a flue to take away any gas or smoke. The benefit of this is that you can have electric fires in almost any room in the house with little or no fuss. It’s that simple!

At The Fire Barn, we offer a huge range of fantastic Electric Fires in a variety of styles to suit all manners of tastes. Whatever you are looking for, you are assured there’s plenty of choice with us.

Take a closer look at what we have available with our impressive displays in our huge showroom. We offer a comfortable, relaxed and ‘pressure free’ environment, so you can enjoy and wander our showroom at your own pace.

If you would like to find out more about our high quality Electric Fires and fantastic services, simply get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 01772 811722, our experts are available to help answer any questions you have.

The Fire Barn – Who Are We?

For nearly 15 years, The Fire Barn has been offering sound advice, quality products and installation services on high quality stoves, fires, fireplaces and much more. Over the years, we have quickly established ourselves as a fierce competitor with an enviable reputation due to our professional services and affordable prices.

Following on our success, The Fire Barn began to specialise in Wood Burning & Multi-Fuel Stoves. Today, we boast one of the largest ranges of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves on live burning display in Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. 

We are HETAS registered and have numerous high quality installations under our belt. This vast experience is evident throughout the advice and services on offer.

Our Impressive Showroom

Take an in-depth look into the life of The Fire Barn. The huge new showroom is an absolute must see for anyone looking to upgrade their fires or fireplace. In the showroom you will find a great selection of traditional and contemporary stoves from brands such as Town and Country, Stovax, Yeoman, Broseley and ACR.

Also, we feature gas fires from Legend, Gazco and Yeoman. There are even fireplace ideas created by their own in-house team made from various materials including limestone, slate, sandstone, reclaimed brick and Yorkstone.

The Fire Barn have developed a wide network of suppliers that gives us access to almost every product available in today’s market; from Multi Fuel Stoves, Balanced Flue Fires to Sandstone Fireplaces. Whatever you are looking for when choosing your new stove or fireplace – you are assured there’s plenty of choice at The Fire Barn.

We pride ourselves on offering a comfortable, relaxed and ‘pressure free’ environment, so you can enjoy and wander their showroom. We also have a number of other products planned for introduction, as they continue to build their strong reputation whilst also growing their list of happy and satisfied customers.

Highly Respective Portfolio

Our portfolio features a plethora of samples and examples of the types of installations that we have completed and accomplished.

It features everything from chamber stoves, fireplaces, electric and gas fires, a fantastic range of stoves, outdoor living, and so much more. Take a look to find out more about what we can help you achieve.

If you would like to find out more about our high quality products and fantastic services, simply get in touch with the friendly team today by calling 01772 811722, and our experts will be able to help answer any questions you have.