How to Make a Fire Burn Overnight in a Wood Burning Furnace
Utilizing a wood burning furnace to heat your home is cheaper than using gas or electricity. It is possible to feed a fire all day to keep it burning and also keep your home warm, but it can be difficult to keep the fire burning at night in the event that you incorrectly build it. Be certain that you utilize slow-burning hardwoods such as oak, hickory and apple that have aged for at least six months to a year to eliminate the majority of the wood’s moisture.
Twist five or six sheets of paper into tight coils. Place the pieces of paper in the middle of the furnace firebox.
Pick eight to 10 bits of kindling around 1/2 inch in diameter, and anywhere between 10 and 18 inches long. Crisscross the bits of kindling over the top of the newspapers.
Open the air vent fully to permit the most air to the furnace. Light the newspapers with a fireplace game or barbeque lighter.
Leave the furnace door open one to two inches until the kindling begins to burn. Shut the door to allow the kindling continue to burn until it produces a sturdy flame.
Ample the wood burning furnace door. Add three or four small logs about 2 inches in diameter and 10 to 18 inches long. Shut the furnace door till the small logs catch fire and generate a strong flame.
Insert bigger logs , around 4 inches in diameter and 10 to 18 inches long, on top of the smaller logs. Make sure you keep the logs pushed away in the door. Shut the door and observe the flame until it becomes strong and steady.
Close the key air vent to the furnace. This raises the burn by limiting the total amount of air supplied to the firebox.