Firewood

Why a fire is only as good as the logs you use

Since we’ve already figured out above that cutting firewood on our own isn’t always good thing. We now need to figure out how to buy firewood that’s of the best quality.

Demand generates supply, and the demand for firewood, even in central heating, has been, is and will continue to be. So it’s important. Firewood suppliers bring their offers on the Internet, in the media, advertise services through outdoor advertising. But you should choose your firewood supplier carefully as a family dentist. An unscrupulous seller has many opportunities to mislead of the buyer.

Therefore, we buy fire logs from reputable suppliers, on the recommendation of friends or after a comparative analysis of the price/quality of several firms. You should not buy what is the cheapest offer.

At the very least, you can save money by buying wood in the form of logs, gooseberries. You will have to work, sawing and splitting, …by gently putting them away for drying and storage. But it is much more profitable than cheap pots of rotten or decrepit of wood. Delivery of large batches may be included in the sales service, as well as unloading, and it will be a saving on a perspective.

As well as preliminary warming of the eco-house. Wood reserves for future heating seasons are significantly will dry up in a towel, their quality and therefore their heat output will increase. Correctly calculate the amount of firewood for the heating season is here.

Wood procurement. How much firewood do you need for the winter?

Stamped wood and tree species

Buying firewood is already stabbed, much more convenient, but a little more expensive. The price varies from wood types, drying rates, laying methods. Covered in a pile of logs, after Store a third of the volume, firewood “in the stack” has a good density on cubic meters, and packaged in a mesh, reduce the labour input of the entire process from unloading to of burning. The length of the logs must be specified, depending on the size of the furnace of your furnace.

Which tree to choose for heating? Each type of wood is good in its own way. Birch is optimal in terms of price/quality ratio, but it forms a lot of soot, than it clogs up the chimney. Oak has the highest heat emission, burns for a long time, oak coals in the fireplace will smoulder slowly, prolonging the charm of the evening by the fireplace, but the oak wood is high in price. Alder and aspen, burning, perfectly clean the chimney (loosening up dense soot and casting it out with its smoke), but the calorific value of the chimney is inferior to that of a birch and, especially the oak. It is very convenient to have several varieties in stock. For firing, for cleaning the chimney or just for the wind of coniferous flavour. But the main fuel in our strip is the birch.