What normally causes your stove glass to go black? Often the main cause of blackening glass is the burning of unseasoned wood. All logs should be seasoned – that is cut, split and left to air – for at least 12 months to allow the moisture level to drop to less than 20%.
This will also improve the efficiency of the fireplace, the wood will burn longer and hotter. There is no wasted energy drying the wood before it starts to heat the fireplace.
It is also better for your flue (chimney pipe). Unseasoned wood will leave the same deposits inside your flue that it does on your glass. Eventually blocking the flue and creating a potential fire hazard.
Burn dry hardwood and sit back and enjoy the magic of a fireplace!
We have moisture meters available if you need to check your wood supply.