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Kristian Jennings

Pellet Certification – What pellets should I buy?

In our most recent blog, we spoke about how wood pellets are made but we are yet to talk about the different grading and certifications the pellets receive. Understanding the different credentials and what they mean on each bag can be invaluable in making sure you’re buying the correct fuel for your appliance.

So why does pellet quality matter? Well, the quality of the pellets you buy directly impacts the energy efficiency, the maintenance costs and the life expectancy of your appliance.

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How they’re made: Wood Pellets

There is a lot of talk about Pellets are the minute. Namely due to the soaring prices of pellets themselves that we are facing currently. Though many of us have pellet burners and boilers and are very used to loading our hoppers with bag after bag of fuel, few of us know much about the pellets themselves. Information about their composition, production and certification is often sourced from pub talk and hearsay but today we take an in depth look at the make-up of Pellets.

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Why wood pellet prices have tripled in 2022

Anyone who has a pellet burner knows the joys and benefits that such an appliance can bring to your home. They are low maintenance, can be set to come on with a timer (a huge plus when it’s your primary source of heating) and are generally, pretty cheap to run. Last year, many were reporting using only one bag of pellets a day, even on the coldest days of the year. With one of the stand out features of pellet burners being their cost effectiveness to run, it has hit users particularly hard that the price of pellets has gone soaring through the roof this year.

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Your fire HATES your new double gazing – Here’s why!

Using a woodburner is quite straightforward in nature. You light the fire, get the stove up to running temperature and then moderate the wood and the air entering the stove to achieve the optimum burn. Straightforward, sure, but not so simple when you get down to what is actually happening when you follow these steps above.

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Top 5 Gadgets you need for your fireplace this winter

Everyone loves a good gadget. Some make our day-to-day life easier; some are simply a gimmick and some are just down right fun to play with.

Now gizmos and gadgets are probably not the first thing you think of when you look at your fireplace, but what if I told you there are whozits and whatzits galore that can make your whole fireplace experience that much better.

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What’s so special about my Chimney Sweep’s Vacuum?

Rods, brushes, tool bag, and a vacuum. These are some of the core equipment list we have come to expect from the modern day chimney sweep. The most familiar of these to most is of course the vacuum. But why does your Chimney Sweeps’ look so different to your own and what is so special about theirs?

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Kristian Jennings

Pellet Certification – What pellets should I buy?

In our most recent blog, we spoke about how wood pellets are made but we are yet to talk about the different grading and certifications the pellets receive. Understanding the different credentials and what they mean on each bag can be invaluable in making sure you’re buying the correct fuel for your appliance.

So why does pellet quality matter? Well, the quality of the pellets you buy directly impacts the energy efficiency, the maintenance costs and the life expectancy of your appliance.

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Kristian Jennings

How to book your Chimney Sweep (Like a pro)

Booking in any trade for the first time can feel a little daunting. We all want to make sure we say the right things and avoid making any mistakes that might make us look a little silly. Learning the lingo is helpful when talking to any trade but just for the purposes of booking your sweep, here is everything you need to know.

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