Wood Fireplace Installation in Melbourne

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    Your Wood Fireplace Installation expert in Melbourne

    What better way to brave the cold Melbourne winter than sitting by your own classic wood fireplace? Nothing quite captivates a mood quite like the flickering flame, a quiet crackle, the smell of a roasted marshmallow. Heck at Christmas there’s even an open fireplace show on Netflix!

    So you have decided to buy a Wood Heater, What now?

    Great question, now you have obtained your new wood fire heater, you need to find the right person to install it for you. Here’s some helpful information for you!

    Here’s an interesting fact about wood fireplaces:

    Did you know that wood fireplaces can actually be more energy-efficient than gas fireplaces?

    While gas fireplaces are often touted as a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly option, wood fireplaces can actually be more efficient in terms of heating your home. This is because wood is a renewable resource and, when burned properly, can produce a lot of heat. Gas fireplaces, on the other hand, often lose a significant amount of heat up the chimney, especially if they are not properly vented. It is always good to consider the environmental impact of wood fireplaces.

    Of course, there are other factors to consider, like the convenience of gas fireplaces and the potential for air pollution with wood fireplaces. But if you’re looking for an efficient and cozy way to heat your home, a wood fireplace might be worth considering!

    Fireplace Installation, how is it done?

    A fireplace installation is a tricky task that requires a special license and cannot be performed by just anyone. The best way to arrange your wood fire heater installer is to contact a professional, such as Alister at Prime Plumbing to help you with your installation Melbourne wide! There are many things to consider so it is always first to seek advice from the experts.

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    How much Does Wood Fireplace Installation Cost?

    The cost of fireplace installation in Melbourne will be based on a few different things, including your house (single, double storey) and the type of wood heater you want to be installed. For help on deciding what type of wood heater works best for you call Alister on 0475 407 670 today!

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    What Type of Fuel should I use for a Wood Fire?

    If you’re looking to stoke the flames of your wood fire heater, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right type of wood. Lucky for you, Australia has a wide variety of wood to choose from, so let’s have a bit of fun exploring your options for after your wood fireplace installation is completed!

    First up, we’ve got the classic Australian hardwoods, like Ironbark and Jarrah. These tough and durable woods burn nice and slow, so you won’t have to constantly feed your fire. Plus, they give off a lovely, warm glow that’s perfect for snuggling up on a chilly night.

    If you’re after something a bit more aromatic, you might want to try burning some Eucalyptus wood. Not only does it smell amazing, but it also burns nice and hot, making it perfect for getting that fire roaring.

    And let’s not forget about the more unusual options! Have you ever considered burning Banksia wood? It might sound a bit wacky, but this unique wood has a high oil content that makes it burn for longer, with less smoke. Plus, it looks pretty darn cool too!

    Of course, no matter what type of wood you choose, it’s important to make sure it’s well-seasoned and dry before burning it. Wet wood can cause a whole lot of smoke and not much heat, which is no fun for anyone. There are also lots of things you can do to ensure your fireplace is operating efficiently!

    So, there you have it, mate! Whether you go for the classic hardwoods or something a bit more unusual, just make sure you’ve got the right wood to keep your fire burning bright.

    That’s an odd list, are those woods safe?

    As well as being a great wood fire heater installer, I am a decent wood expert! Yes, all of the woods I mentioned are safe to burn in a house, as long as they are properly seasoned and dried. It’s important to note that some woods, like pine, can produce a lot of creosote when burned, which can build up in your chimney and create a fire hazard. So, it’s generally best to stick with hardwoods like Ironbark and Jarrah, or other recommended species for your area, which tend to burn cleaner and with less creosote buildup. It’s also important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly to prevent any potential fire hazards.

    Any other tips for me?

    I’ve got another cool fact about wood fireplaces for you! Did you know that how you stack your firewood can make a big difference in how well it burns? It’s true! You might think that just piling up your wood willy-nilly is good enough, but the truth is, the way you stack it can impact everything from how much smoke it produces to how long it lasts.

    Stacking your wood too tightly is a big no-no, because it can make it harder for air to circulate and cause your fire to  smoke like when you forget to turn the extraction fan on when you are flash searing your steaks at dinner. And stacking it too loosely is just as bad, because it can burn too quickly and leave you with a heap of ash.

    So, what’s the best way to stack your wood, you ask? Well, it’s all about finding that sweet spot between compact and airy. A “log cabin” or criss-cross style stack can do the trick, creating plenty of gaps for air to flow through and keeping your fire burning bright.

    There you have it, folks! If you want to get the most out of your wood fireplace, take a little extra care when you’re stacking your firewood. Your fire (and your home) will thank you!

    Who is the Best Wood Fire Heater Installer in Melbourne?

    Well, that’s an easy one! For your Melbourne wood fireplace installation needs please call Alister at Prime Plumbing & Gasfitting! You’ve come to the right place, that’s for sure.

    For more information contact Alister 0475 407 670 or contact us today!