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Solid Fuel Heating System Precautions

If you burn coal or peat in your home you should:

  • To avoid fires keep your chimney clean.  This should be carried out at least every six months for coal and more regularly for peat when in use.  
  • You as a tenant are responsible for ensuring that your chimney is regularly swept.  
  • When burning peat we suggest that you burn coal once every month to clean the inside of your fire, this will help to reduce condensation in the chimney.  
  • You should clean the throat plate to your fire at least every month.  
  • For any heaters or heating systems that use solid fuel, you should check the operating instructions for which types of fuel are suitable.