My tiled stove smokes when I start the fire!
This is usually the result of a lack of draft in your chimney. Maybe your tiled stove/tiled fireplace is not getting enough air for combustion. You should therefore always fully open the air lever when starting the fire. Only once the wood is properly burning, should you reduce the air intake. It can also be a result of a lack of draught, due to a cold air column in the chimney. This typically occurs in the transition period during springtime, or on sunny days in autumn. In this case, the air in the chimney is colder (hence heavier) than the air outside. Therefore, the low pressure in the chimney is missing, which is why it will not flow as required.
Here is a simple trick: you open the chimney door (the cleaning door is most often located in the basement), burn a piece of a newspaper in the chimney, and thus heat the air column directly in the chimney.
Through heating, the chimney gains its natural lift (draught). Clogged smoke gas draughts can also be the cause of draught problems and fume disturbances. Please ensure regular maintenance of your tiled stove by a specialist company.