Burning wood is carbon neutral, because it only releases the the same amount of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as it would if it were left to decompose on the forest floor. So when you burn firewood be assured that you are not harming the environment.
Wood is renewable and therefore the most sustainable commodity fuel available.
For those who know that they will only ever want to burn wood we have created models with grates specifically designed to optimise the combustion potential of wood. Wood only models are designated with a 'W'.
The 345W Heatranger provides cooking, hot water and central heating sharing many of the features of the larger output 355SFW.
The 300W Cooker is our wood fuelled stove only model and as it does not feature a boiler it means that it can benefit from a larger fire box instead. As a result the 300W boasts an increased fuel load of approximately 20kg of logs and which also means that the logs can be larger at 16 inches rather that 12 inches for other models.
If you want to enjoy the flexibility of burning a wider range of solid fuels, such as Manufactured Smokeless Fuel (MSF) compressed heat logs or peat briquettes as well as wood, then you should select a model denoted with 'SFW" which stands for Solid Fuel & Wood (200SFW, 212SFW, 216SFW AND 355SFW).
To obtain the best results from your Rayburn, it's important to use properly seasoned wood as this provides the most heat with the least smoke, burning cleanly and efficiently preventing the production of tar deposits in the chimney.
Once timber has been cut to length for the Rayburn's large firebox, the logs need to be split to expose the inner surface to allow moisture to evaporate and the wood to season.
Stack and leave for six months to a year, preferably under cover, for the moisture to reach the ideal level of 20% or below. 'Cut in autumn - burn the next'. Wood logs, blocks or peat briquettes can also be burnt.