Moving parts as well as door seals can wear out, depending on how often they are used. Your Attika dealer can offer inexpensive service and maintenance.

These important tips will enable you to enjoy your stove for a long time.

Heating with wood - how it works

Attaching a stove with manual air slide

 

 

Heating with wood - how it works

Attaching a stove with CleverAIRTM

 

 

Grades of wood

Softwoods such as spruce, fir and pine are ideal as kindling to get the fire going, as they burn more quickly. Hardwoods produce lots of glowing embers, so they are a good choice if you want a long-lasting fire. The general rule is: the drier the wood, the higher the usable energy content. The level of residual moisture should be no more than 17 per cent. The bark can be put on the fire as well. Cold wood does not burn as well, so bring your firewood indoors into the warmth a few days before use.

 

What does not belong in the stove
Take care not to burn varnished, laminated, impregnated or plastic-coated wood, painted waste wood, chipboard, plywood, nutshells, fir cones, household waste, paper briquettes or black coal. Not only do these materials give off unpleasant odours when burning, they also produce emissions that are detrimental to health and to the environment. Even when using small quantities, chemical reactions can produce extremely high temperatures and hazardous combustion residues in the furnace that are harmful to you, your environment and your fireplace.

Correct operation

First priority: Make sure this valuable piece of furniture is operated correctly. In our operating manual "How to", you will find all the required information.

Cleaning Your Stove

Wipe the steel parts of your stove with a clean, dry cloth. Soapstone and ceramic parts can be cleaned with mild soapy water.

Clean the ceramic glass with commercial cleaning agents or our special glass cleaner. To protect the door seals, do not spray the cleaning agent directly onto the glass panel. Use a cloth. An environmentally-friendly way of cleaning ceramic glass is by using ash. Dip a moist piece of newspaper or kitchen paper in the cold ash, rub it on the glass, then wipe it with a dry piece of paper.

Regular Maintenance

Seals
Always check the seals of your stove at the start of the heating season. Replace any damaged seals. You can obtain a new set of seals from your Attika specialized dealer who will also assist you with changing the seals.

 

Firebricks/Vermeculite panels
The firebricks/vermeculite panels protect the body of the stove from overheating. In the long run, the extreme variations in temperature can cause cracks in the firebox lining; these do not impair the functionality of your stove. The bricks do not have to be replaced unless they are crumbling away as a result of many years of use. You can easily replace them yourself if you wish. Of course this can also be done by your specialized dealer.

 

Regular Checkups by the Chimney Sweeper

The chimney sweeper should check and clean the chimney, the fireplace and the flue tubes once a year (depending on regional regulations). If any deflexion plates have to be removed, please ensure that they are reinstalled correctly.