Maintain the fireplace and flues regularly
The fireplace ducts should be checked and cleaned at least once per heating season. When cleaning the flue and fireplace, always make sure to adhere to country- and region-specific guidelines and regulations. If you notice the draft of your fireplace has weakened, the cleaning should be brought forward.
- Always clean the grate of ashes before heating.
- Remove ashes before the ash box fills.
Careful cleaning of the grate ensures combustion air can pass unobstructed, which also prevents the grate from overheating and breaking.
Check the instructions included with your fireplace.