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Infographic on What Not to Burn In Your FireplaceNovember 22nd, 2016 by
Feet up, hot cocoa in hand, and the warm glow of the fire washing over you—there’s nothing quite like lounging in front of the fireplace. The quickest way to ruin this otherwise idyllic scene is by using the wrong kind of fuel on your fire. A room filling with thick smoke and potentially poisonous fumes is hardly the stuff of a relaxing night. In the interest of chimney and fireplace safety, here are a few things you should never burn in your home.
What Not to Burn In Your Fireplace
Green or Treated Wood
Dangers include excessive smoke, toxic fumes, and increased risk of chimney fires.
Airborne ash and remnants can cause house fires. Inks and chemicals in paper release toxic fumes when burned.
Gasoline, kerosene, and lighter fluid can lead to the kinds of pyrotechnics best reserved for big-budget blockbusters.
Coal or Charcoal
Great for barbecues, but terrible for roasting chestnuts. Coal and charcoal burn at temperatures too high for most fireplaces.
Plastic or Trash
Fireplaces make for bad incinerators. Like paper, plastic and other garbage produce large amounts of smoke and toxic materials.
Stay Safe, Use Firewood!
Keep your home safe—use only seasoned wood as fuel. You and your loved ones will definitely breathe easier!