These regular checks make sure you heat your home safely
In addition to regular wood stove maintenance, carry out regular checks to ensure you heat your home safely and efficiently. You can easily perform the most important fire checks yourself using our instructions. Make sure you only perform such checks when the fire has cooled down completely and there are no glowing ash residues in the fire.
1. Check the sealing of the stove door
Make sure the door of your stove seals properly, this will save heat. If the door of your fire does not close properly, you will lose heat. As a result, the fire will achieve less power and efficiency will decrease. In short, you will save on heating costs if your fire's door closes properly.
Check regularly that the fire's sealing cord is still doing its job and that the door is closing properly. Check the seal by putting a piece of paper between the door and closing it. Check that the piece of paper is stuck between the door, then you can be sure that the door closes properly.
Is the door not closing properly? Then it's time to lubricate the door's hinges and replace the sealing cord. Remove the cord and the glue residue left behind after which you attach the new cord according to the instructions.
2. Check the flame plate of the wood stove
Some wood stoves and fireplaces have a flame plate. Does your fire have such a flame plate? If so, check from time to time that the flame plate has enough space to expand when heated. Try taking out the flame plate and see if there is any space in the fire for the flame plate to expand slightly.
3. Maintenance service by a DRU dealer
Does the flame plate have no room, or you can't take it out? Then it is time to have the flame plate replaced. Replacing the flame plate is always done in consultation with your dealer.
Are you experiencing problems with your stove, or do you want to be sure your fire is clean and safe? Schedule a service with a service engineer! Our technicians are professionally trained and specialised in carrying out maintenance and checks on our fires. You can easily schedule a service via your DRU dealer.