Maintaining a clean chimney is essential for the safety of your home and family. A dirty chimney can lead to dangerous chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Burning the right type of logs can help keep your chimney clean and functioning properly.
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Types of Logs to Avoid Burning
Softwoods such as pine, spruce, and fir release more creosote when burned, which can build up in your chimney and create a fire hazard.
Wet or Unseasoned Wood
Wet or unseasoned wood produces more smoke and releases more creosote than dry, seasoned wood. To ensure that your wood is dry and seasoned, store it for at least six months before using it.
Types of Logs to Burn
Hardwoods such as oak, maple, and birch produce less creosote and burn hotter and cleaner than softwoods. Burning hardwoods can help reduce the build-up of creosote in your chimney.
Manufactured firelogs are specifically designed to burn cleanly and produce less creosote than traditional firewood. They can also help reduce the amount of particulate matter that is released into the air.
In addition to burning the right type of logs, it’s also important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly.