We have prepared an article that will serve as a guide for those who have a fireplace at home these days when the weather starts to get cold. This process, which is very difficult for some, can overshadow the enjoyment of the fireplace. So, what are the things to consider when lighting a fireplace?
First of all, you should clean the ashes in the chamber before lighting the fireplace. After doing this cleaning, you should start the burning process.
In order to light the fireplace, of course, you will need some wood and pieces of wood. After placing the wood in the middle of the fireplace, you need to arrange the wooden pieces next to the wood in the form of a tent. You can also place a couple of kindlings (or easily flammable materials) between the pieces of wood. This will make the boards burn faster. Then you need to take a kindling and light it. If you do not want the kindling smoke to disperse into your home while doing this, you can perform this operation at the chimney. Then place the kindling that you have ignited between the boards.
Place several pieces of wood on the burning boards. You can prefer these woods to be cut thinly for easy burning. After doing this process, it may take about half an hour for the wood you put in first to become embers, depending on its size. Even though your fireplace is starting to heat the environment, you need to monitor the fire and feed it with new wood at regular intervals. Otherwise, if the embers burn out, you have to do the whole process all over again.
In addition, there are some points that you should pay attention when lighting a fireplace. By following these points, performing this operation will minimize the risk of an accident. Your chimney must be clear and clean; Oak or pressed fireplace wood should be preferred in the fireplace; There should be no flammable material near the fireplace; When the fireplace is on fire, the lid should not be open.
Also, now that you know the tactics of starting a fireplace, you'd better not opt for chemical starters.