Having Trouble Choosing a Wood Stove Thermometer? We can Help!
If you heat your home with a wood stove, monitoring the
temperature of your wood burning fire with a
wood stove thermometer is essential to how safely and efficiently your
wood stove is operating.
Wood stoves that burn at cold temperatures will produce
creosote and wood stoves that burn too hot run the risk of over-firing
Wood stove thermometers are an affordable, easy way to
monitor the temperature of your wood burning fire and ensure that your wood
stove is operating safely and efficiently.
There are four main types of thermometers that are most
commonly used among wood burners to monitor the temperature either in the
wood stove or in the stove pipe:
Magnetic Stove Pipe Thermometers
Magnetic Stove Pipe Thermometers are designed
to be magnetically attached to stove pipe lengths. Once attached,
they produce an accurate temperature reading based upon the temperature
of the stove pipe. Magnetic stove pipe thermometers are inexpensive
and they work great for single wall stove pipe.
Magnetic Stove Top Thermometers
Stove Top Wood Stove Thermometers are designed
to be placed directly on the top of the wood burning stove. Once
the thermometer is placed on the top of the stove, it will display
a safe and efficient operating range based on the temperature of
the top of the wood stove.
Catalytic Combustor Thermometers
Catalytic Combustor Thermometers not only give
you an accurate temperature reading of your wood burning stove,
they also signal when to switch off bypass and when to reduce fire,
and they indicate the declining performance of a failing catalyst
and let you know when it is time to replace it. Catalytic combustor
thermometers are used for efficient wood stove operation and accurate
measurement of gas temperatures immediately behind a combustor.
Stove Pipe Probe Thermometers
Stove Pipe Probe Thermometers are designed to
gauge the temperature within the center of the stove pipe. If you
have double wall stove pipe installed you'll need to use this type
since magnetic thermometers only produce an accurate reading when
used with single wall pipe. Installing this type of thermometer
requires a small hole to be drilled into the stove pipe so the probe
can be inserted.
Even if you're a seasoned wood burner and you've perfected
gauging the temperature of your wood burning stove without the use of a wood
stove thermometer, installing one gives you that extra piece of mind. Wood stove
thermometers are so easy to use, they take seconds to install and most models
are under $30.
Get your wood stove thermometer today and prevent costly
accidents to your chimney system and wood burning stove.