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Making a Wood Fire for a Closed Combustion Fireplace

Make the perfect fire every time for every occasion.
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Are you thinking of adding a closed combustion fireplace to your home? Making a wood fire for a closed combustion fireplace is slightly different than making a fire for a traditional open fireplace. It requires a bit more attention to ensure a successful fire due to the air intake being regulated. Warm up to our closed combustion fireplace range on our website.

Set the tone for family gatherings and create an ambiance for dinners with friends around your fireplace. To start, ensure that the damper or air intake control on your fireplace is open. This will allow air to flow into the fireplace and help create a draft. Choosing the right type of wood for your fire is pertinent. Hardwoods like oak, hickory, or maple are best because they burn hotter and longer than softwoods like pine or cedar. There’s nothing better than a luxury fireplace to set the scene.

Place a small amount of kindling in the bottom of the fireplace. You can use newspaper or small sticks. Add a few larger pieces of wood on top of the kindling, leaving enough space between the logs for the air to circulate. Light the kindling using a long lighter or match, and allow it to burn for a few minutes until the logs start to catch fire. Once the logs have caught fire, close the glass door on your fireplace. This will help to regulate the air intake and ensure a hotter, more efficient fire.

To control your flame, adjust your damper accordingly, opening it slightly for a larger flame and closing it slightly to reduce your flame. When you are done with the fire, close the air intake control completely to simply extinguish the flames. Follow these simple steps to create a warm, welcoming ambiance in your home this winter. Contact EcoFire for warmth, luxury and a good old traditional wood fire.

When in doubt, ask an expert. If you’d like even more information about installing fireplaces, you can visit our shop or give us a call.