In general most problems relating to a fireplace or stove not performing well are usually related to burning logs that are too damp. There can be other reasons that an open fire, stove or chimney fails to perform and if switching to kiln dried firewood doesn't solve the problem we suggest you contact your chimney sweep or fireplace/stove supplier for expert advice.
Fitting a wood burning stove is great way to keep your home warm and cut your heating bills too. Stoves typically operate at an efficiency of 80%, compared to the efficiency of an open fire of about 10 - 15%.
If you are thinking of installing a new stove, our friend Jon Smallcombe at Adena Fires sells stoves from Aarrow, Chilli Penguin, Clearview, Contura, ESSE, Jotul and Scan. Adena has a showroom in Tonbridge.
The shop is open during the following hours:
If you are on a budget and would like to fit your own stove try Stoves Online.