Stove Flue Thermometer – Save on Fuel Consumption
Save wood and extend burn time.
This thermometer helps you avoid over-firing. Running your wood burning stove too hot wastes wood, and does not generate additional room heat, because excess energy is lost up the stove flue pipe.
When you burn in the efficient operating temperature range, you lengthen burn time of your wood.
Why use this thermometer?
A wood burning stove without a thermometer is like a car without a speedometer. Informed operation of your stove’s controls shows you when the fire consumes wood too fast, exceeding the stove’s efficient operating zone.
It is impossible to know accurately, by looking at the burning flames, the temperature of your stove and flue. This thermometer enables you to avoid burning too hot, so you can prevent damage to your stove.
An under-fired wood burning stove is smoky, causing hazardous creosote and tar to form in the stove flue pipe. This thermometer informs you when burn rate is too cool, and tells you when optimum firing is achieved for safe operation.
It’s easy to use –
Consult your stove manufacturer’s manual. General guidelines for best operation:
• 475ºF and higher (250ºC): Wasting energy, safety hazard. High temperature may be reached on initial firing, but not advised for continuing operation. Could ignite existing flue creosote.
• 230ºF to 475ºF (110ºC – 250ºC): Safe operating temperature.
Good combustion and best efficiency.
• Less than 230ºF (110ºC): Burning too cool. Incomplete combustion causing smoke, soot, and hazardous creosote. Open your wood burning stove draft or add dry fuel.