FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Answers You Need
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONVECTION AND A RADIANT HEATER?
Jarrahdale Heating and cooling explains that convection wood heaters create heat by circulating warm air around the heater and then around the room. They normally have a metal casing around the fire and have a more even heat than radiant heaters.
Radiant heaters releases infrared heat directly from the heaters surface, the heat is more intense and localised
CAN ANY HOUSE HAVE A WOOD FIRE INSTALLED?
Each home is different and with a thorough inspection we will be able to work out what is most suitable for individual situations.
WHAT WOOD SHOULD I BURN?
For best results use only the type of wood recommended by the manufacturer. This tends to be hard wood and in the South West WA, Jarrah is the most plentiful option. Get your wood from a reputable supplier, We recomend Margaret River Firewood and Bills firewood. If you chop your own supplies esure it is dry. Moisture content should be between 12-20%.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY CHIMNEY CLEANED?
Most manufacturers recommend that you inspect/clean your flue annually.
Poor maintenance can lead to fuel wastage, unnecessarily high emissions or potentially lead to dangerous situations such as chimney fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Different services cost different amounts. Please refer to our services page for costings.
HOW DO I FUEL A FIRE PROPERLY?
According to the AHHA most heaters burn best with 3 or 4 logs rather than 1 or 2. Logs shouldn't be too big. Between 2-4kg is typical, at about 40cm long.
When fueling the fire, leave the air controls open for 15-20 mins every time to ensure the wood is burning properly and at a good heat.