There are many types of wood stoves available these days. Some wood stoves for sale don't actually burn wood. Their traditional look is what qualifies them as a wood stove, even if they burn gas or run on electricity. Though, today, we will be talking about wood burning stoves and how an airwash system keeps them clean.
Most wood stove doors have glass panels in them. These panels allow you to view the flames while keeping the door shut. You never want to keep the door to your wood stove open all the time. That would allow too much air in and possibly cause the appliance to warp. That is why wood stoves are made with glass panels. You can have the best of both worlds and enjoy the flames while not overfiring your appliance.
The glass panels in your wood stove would be a nightmare to clean if not for the airwash system. The airwash system moves combustion air over the glass that helps keep it clean while also circulating air for the fire. If you happen to have a very smoky fire you will be able to see the airwash system in action. The smoke illuminates how the air swirls over the door. That constant air movement makes it difficult for soot to stick to the door. And saves you the time and energy of having to clean it after every use!
So, every time you sit down to enjoy a roaring fire in your wood burning stove, send up a thank you to the air wash system that keeps things rolling, quite literally, so you can relax. If you have any more questions about how airwash systems work, please give our NFI certified techs a call at 800.203.1642