What are the benefits of a stove thermometer?

A flue gas thermometer is used to measure the temperature of the smoke in the flue pipe right above your stove. Since fitting ours we have genuinely changed the way we use our stove

When ensuring optimal combustion you can obtain;

  • Longer burn times
  • Less refuelling
  • Cleaner chimney
  • Environmentally friendly combustion
  • By using your stove at the proper running temperature you will naturally maintain the durability of the firebox.

Use the following temperature guide to get the best out of your stove;


Higher than 250°C (480°F): Over-firing

Close the stove air intakes and pay special attention to the fire until the temperature on the thermometer has fallen.

Between 110°C (230°F) and 250°C (480°F): Normal operating range

Optimum fuel efficiency

Below 110°C (230°F): Under-firing

This range will result in poor combustion and can cause smoke, tar and creosote build-up in the flue. To avoid, increase the air supply to the stove and/or fill with dry wood.