Congratulations on your new Cotswold Eco Tub! Now it's time to enjoy the blissful experience of soaking in warm, rejuvenating water surrounded by nature. In this blog, we will guide you on the best way to light and maintain a fire using kiln dried wood and kindling to efficiently heat your Eco Tub. We'll also share tips on getting a good fire going and maximizing the heating potential of your wood-fired hot tub.
1. Lighting the Fire:
To start, gather your kiln dried wood and kindling. Kiln dried wood is essential for efficient burning and reduced smoke emission. Begin by placing a layer of kindling at the bottom of the firebox, forming a loose pyramid structure. Ensure proper airflow by leaving gaps between the kindling.
2. Opening the Vents:
Before lighting the fire, open the vents on your Eco Tub to allow an adequate supply of oxygen. Oxygen is crucial for a well-lit and roaring fire during the heat up phase. Open the vents fully to promote maximum airflow.
3. Igniting the Fire:
Use a match or a lighter to ignite the kindling. Once the kindling catches fire, gradually add small pieces of kiln dried wood to maintain the flame. Avoid overcrowding the firebox as it can restrict airflow.
4. Building a Sustainable Fire:
To achieve optimal heating, it's important to maintain a sustainable fire. Add larger pieces of kiln dried wood gradually as the fire grows stronger. Remember to always prioritize kiln dried wood for cleaner combustion and more consistent heat output.
5. Periodically Activate the Bubble System:
To distribute the heated water evenly and enhance the bathing experience, periodically activate the bubble system for a few seconds. This will mix the heated water with the colder water, ensuring a consistent temperature throughout the tub.
6. Utilize the Insulated Cover:
One of the key features of your Cotswold Eco Tub is the insulated cover. Our studies show that using the insulated cover can increase heat efficiency by approximately 30%. When the tub is not in use, be sure to securely place the insulated cover over it to minimize heat loss and retain the warmth for longer periods.
7. Tips for Maximizing Heat Efficiency:
- Properly stack your kiln dried wood and kindling in the firebox to allow for efficient burning and optimal airflow.
- Remove any debris or ashes from the firebox regularly to maintain a clean burning environment.
- When starting a new fire, add smaller pieces of wood first to generate a quick, hot flame that will help ignite larger logs.
Heating your Cotswold Eco Tub with kiln dried wood and kindling is not only an eco-friendly option but also provides a unique and enjoyable experience. By following these tips, you can ensure a well-lit fire, sustainable heat output, and maximum energy efficiency. Remember to prioritize kiln dried wood, activate the bubble system periodically, and make good use of the insulated cover. Get ready to immerse yourself in the therapeutic warmth of your Eco Tub and let your worries melt away. Happy soaking!