Is your wood-burning stove leaving ash or dust in your home?
While this might be mildly annoying, it is not necessarily a major problem. Remember, your stove is burning fuel and burning fuel creates ash. Therefore, it is inevitable that some of that ash will makes its way into the surrounding area. Unfortunately, that means your living room.
As such, it is fairly common for ash to settle on the body of your wood-burning stove and the area nearby.
Some ash and other by-products of your stove will seep into the room when you open the door of your stove to add more fuel. This is especially true when the fire is dying down. At this stage, the draw of the flue decreases because it is not hot enough to suck the smoke, soot and ash upwards when the door is open. In other words, the draw pulling the ash into the room is stronger than the draw pulling it up the flue at that stage.
If you notice that ash is coating furniture throughout the room and perhaps even throughout the rest of the house then perhaps the problem is a little more serious than the usual issue of a small amount of ash seeping into the room.
In that case, you might need to take some action to reduce the amount of ash that gets into the room. Here are some tips on doing just that…
Taking any of these measures could help to stop quite so much ash settling on your furniture: