Using wood for heating can significantly reduce our use of fossil fuels while also reducing our CO2 emissions. A few notes here to keep your wood burning stove happy!
Using an efficient wood stove with correctly seasoned logs is a very economical way to heat your home
- Wood is a sustainable energy source which helps to reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gases.
- Wood smoke contains very little sulphur dioxide & nitrous oxides which means acid rain is not produced by burning logs.
- The amount of carbon dioxide released when burning logs in a wood stove is no more than it would be if the logs had been left to rot.
- Its also good to know that burning dry seasoned logs produces very little ash compared with coal, resulting in less work!
- Wood ash is also a great garden fertiliser due to its high potash content too!
- Burning logs supports your local community..unlike your gas or electricity bills!
Using the correct logs is good for your wood burner and saves money
- The need to use the correct logs in your stove cannot be emphasised enough.When cut, wood has around 50% moisture content. This needs to be reduced to 20-30% for the logs to burn well.
- Unseasoned wood creates lots of smoke and tars which may damage your chimney liner. It will also need to be swept more often.
- Logs should be cut and stacked outside, ideally in an open log store where the wind can dry them nicely.
- Kiln dried logs are expensive and unnecessary as they burn far too rapidly!
- Buying seasoned logs in the summer from a reputable supplier ready for the winter is by far the best way forward. The logs will be sold drier and cheaper than in winter!
- If like many, you have a small woodburner, ask for small wood stove logs, otherwise they can be too large.
- Please contact us for a recommended supplier for quality hardwood log deliveries dependant on your location.