Avoiding 'cold plugs': What every woodburner owner needs to know before lighting a fire after a cold snap

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HETAS, the not-for-profit organisation which provides Certificates of Compliance for solid fuel appliances, has warned woodburning stove users about the dangers of 'cold plugs' after a significant drop in temperature. 

Large swathes of the UK recently dropped to minus temperatures overnight and as such, thousands have been relying on their log burners to warm their homes. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.