How to light a wood burner: a foolproof guide to igniting your wood burner for cosy evenings using a secret hashtag.

lighting a woodburner

Looking for the easiest way to light your wood burner? Look no further. Follow these simple steps on how to light a wood burner for a hassle-free and efficient fire that will keep you warm all evening.

Simple steps

how to light a woodburner
  1. Make a # out of kindling: Create a pile like this and it lets just enough air in to get the fire started.
  2. Use a Sustainable Firestarter: Add a sustainable firestarter placed in the centre. Opt for an eco-friendly firestarter for excellent results. You can find a reliable option via the link provided below.
  3. Choose Quality Kiln-Dried Logs: On top of your kindling, place a kiln-dried log. It’s crucial to invest in high-quality, kiln-dried hardwood logs. While they may cost a bit more, they are well worth it. These logs burn cleanly, and slowly, are easy to ignite, and you won’t need more than a few each evening. The long-term benefits include reduced pollution, less soot in your flue, and a hotter burn.
  4. Maximize Ventilation: Open up the vents to their maximum setting to facilitate optimal airflow.
  5. Initiate the Firestarter: Light the firestarter (yes the twisted firestarter) and leave the door slightly ajar until it catches fire properly.
  6. Close the Door with Caution: Gradually close the door only when the main log is fully alight. At this point, adjust the vents to control the burn rate. For a direct vent wood burner, the ignition should be swift. However, in colder temperatures or if you have a tall flue, it might take a bit longer to heat the gases and establish proper draw. Patience is key during this phase.
  7. Relax and Enjoy: Once everything is set, sit back with a comforting glass of your favourite beverage and savour the warmth of your perfectly lit wood burner.
lighting a woodburner

By following these straightforward steps and incorporating the hashtag mystique, you’ll ensure a clean, efficient, and enjoyable woodburning experience every time. Just remember #HowToLightAWoodBurner.

And if you need to know what type of woodburner to buy – check out this summary.