Why it is intelligent to use a wood stove thermometer.
Even well-engineered wood stoves must be operated properly to achieve maximum efficiency. Many people burn their stoves unnecessarily “hot” and therefore fuel is wasted without generating additional room heat. Use a thermometer to know when the fire is consuming wood too fast, exceeding the manufacturer’s most efficient operating temperature zone.
Protect Your Wood stove
It is impossible to know accurately, simply by looking at the flames, the temperatures of your wood stove and chimney flue. The thermometer warns you when your fire is too hot for your wood stove. Extend its service lifetime, by avoiding damage to metal components.
Burn More Safely
When under-fired, wood stove fires are smoky, causing fire hazard from creosote tar build-up in the stove pipe. A wood stove thermometer tells you when your fire temperature is too cool, and again informs you when optimum temperature is achieved, so you can decelerate your burn rate before the wood stove gets too hot.
Instructions for Use
Place on your wood stove as recommended by your dealer or manufacturer, usually a position where the surface is hottest. Attaches magnetically.
Note: If your painted wood stove is new, to avoid marking paint, do not use thermometer until the stove paint has cured completely. One hot fire in a new stove will typically cure paint.
Guidelines for Temperature Readings
Consult your stove manufacturer’s manual for precise temperature recommendations. See below for approximate guidelines:
110°C to 250°C / 230°F to 475°F: Safe operating temperature. Complete combustion and best efficiency.
Greater than 250°C / 475°F: Wasting energy, possibly overheating. While high temperatures are often reached on initial firing, should not be maintained for normal operation.
Not every wood stove thermometer is manufactured by the Condar Company. Acquire a genuine Condar thermometer and compare. The bimetallic coil is bigger and better. It is calibrated accurately. And made in Columbus, North Carolina USA with high standards of quality.