The right handling

How do I heat with REKORD BRIQUETTES?

The right fuel, supply of oxygen and optimal development of the temperature in the combustion chamber are essential to ensure clean and efficient burning. The correct starting heat is important when lignite briquettes are used. To achieve this, suitable firelighters and a sufficient amount of kindling should be used.

Briquettes are best ignited on an even and hot fire bed. Therefore, when heating up a combustion chamber which is still cold, it is especially important to ensure an appropriately strong starting heat by using suitable lighters and kindling.

1. Lighting the fire

Put suitable firelighters and a sufficient amount of kindling on the clean grate. Set the air regulators/valves to the ignition position or fully open the air supply. Once the fuel is completely lit, adjust the air regulators/valves to the desired output stage as described in the appliance operating instructions or reduce the air supply. Insufficient air supply will cause the fuel to smoulder. Never use unsuitable firelighters, such as petrol!

2. Heating operation

After the ignition phase, a fire bed develops. For heating operation, shake the ash off or stoke the fire bed. Put a few REKORD briquettes onto the embers and set the air regulators/valves to the ignition position or fully open the air supply. Once the briquettes are burning, set the air regulators/valves to the desired heat emission stage.

3. Preserving embers

Before you go to bed, put two to four lignite briquettes on and wait until they are burning. Then adjust the air regulators/valves as described in the operating instructions. The next morning, after you have shaken off the ashes or stoked the fire bed, you can put a few REKORD briquettes or wood onto the embers. Then proceed as described at "Heating operation".

Good to know!

Due to the high portion of solid matter, more combustion air needs to be supplied through the grate at the bottom of the combustion chamber when lignite briquettes are burned than is required to burn wood. Therefore, lignite briquettes are approved only for fireplaces which have a grate in the bottom of the combustion chamber and an ash pan. If the air is correctly controlled, a part of the necessary combustion air flows around the briquettes from below. The rest of the combustion air is supplied to the secondary air, as in the case of firewood.

For low emissions and optimal fuel usage, the gases created by the combustion must stay in the hot combustion chamber until they have burnt as completely as possible. Optimal air supply is very important for this. An insufficient quantity of air causes a lack of oxygen and incomplete combustion. On the other hand, too much air may result in an overload of the fireplace or, depending on kind and place of supply, lower the temperature in the combustion chamber and in this way reduce efficiency. Be sure to observe the operating instructions provided by your appliance manufacturer.