Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Looking after your Carron stove – Cleaning and Care

Purchasing a Carron stove comes with many benefits; they’re better for the environment, use renewable energy and not to mention are greatly more efficient than open fires, resulting in savings in the long run.

After investing in your stove, properly looking after it is extremely important, a small amount of regular maintenance will help preserve its longevity and will ensure it is running at its best all the time. While Carron stoves are manufactured to the highest production standards and are built to last, there should be some considerations during your stoves lifespan.

No liquid fuels should be used on the stove at all. Other fuels, such as petroleum coke must also be avoided, as this burns with an extremely high temperature and could cause damage to the stove. Household waste that is not paper should also not be used on the stove as they can produce dangerous fumes or gases.
You should also be careful which logs you use on you stove: they should be no larger than 250mm, and should be dried for at least a year before you use them, as the use of damp fuels may cause staining to the window. A simple over the counter moisture meter can help detect moisture level in wood.

Regular cleaning is also necessary to ensure the performance of your stove is not affected. In order to clean your stove you should allow it to cool, and then wipe with a damp cloth. You should never use abrasive cleaning products, as this will damage the finish of your stove and ruin its appearance. Ash should be emptied regularly, and should never build up enough that it contacts the underside of the grate. You should also ensure ash is entirely cool before coming into contact with plastic dustbins and bin bags.

All of our stoves come with a three year body and one year components warranty, but the use of incorrect fuels will make this warranty invalid. It is crucial that your stove is well looked after in order for it to perform at its best and prolong its lifespan.

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