Get it a health check
All stoves need occasional maintenance to keep them working at their best. You don’t want to wait until you are relying on your stove for vital heating before remembering to get it serviced. This is why summer is the sweet spot in the year for this job. In the worst case scenario your stove may even stop working just when you need it most. To avoid this there are a number of things that you can do yourself, like cleaning ash, soot and debris from the inside of your stove, and checking the seals and grates for signs of wear and tear. If you have any concerns or questions make sure to call our team at Town and Country Fires who can perform a full professional service.
Given the unpredictable British weather, it’s entirely possible that you will genuinely have the need to light your stove during the summer months to warm your home. We all know how temperatures can plummet with little or no warning and even in summer there are often sustained periods of colder weather which just will not budge. The other reason to light your stove in the summer is to prevent the build-up of corrosion or rust inside it. When your stove is on, the heat generated causes any condensation that has built up to evaporate, keeping the appliance working efficiently and safely.
Summer is far and away the best time to shop for your new multi-fuel or woodburning stove. This may seem counter-intuitive as it is the season when cosy fire-side scenes are likely to be furthest from your thoughts, but it’s precisely the fact that stoves are used least in the summer that makes this the perfect time to buy. There will be much more choice because stocks will have had time to replenish in the Spring. The models available may even be discounted to boost sluggish summer sales. And exactly the same applies to the installation. Engineers have more availability in the summer so fitting will be quicker and cheaper.