Firewood Fuel - Top Tips
Firewood Fuel MK: Posted on 26th April 2023
If you're new to burning wood, it can be helpful to learn a few tips and tricks to ensure that you're using your firewood in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Here are a few things to keep in mind...
Type Of Wood:
Different types of wood have different burning properties, so it's important to choose the right type of wood for your needs. Hardwoods like Oak burn slowly and produce long-lasting, hot coals, making them ideal for heating larger spaces or overnight. Softwoods like Pine burn quickly and produce a lot of heat, making them great for starting fires or for use in smaller spaces.
To ensure that your firewood is dry and ready to burn, it's important to store it properly. Firewood should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area, ideally off the ground to prevent moisture from seeping in. Air flow is important as it prevents the wood from becoming warm and absorbing moisture. Stacking your logs outside is fine as long as they are protected from the wet weather. If your wood does become wet then be sure to leave them in a dry place for a few days to dry out again.
Firestarters - Kindling & Firelighters:
Kindling is small pieces of dry wood or other materials that are used to start a fire. Using kindling helps to ensure that your fire starts quickly and easily, without the need for lighter fluid. You should only need 3-4 sticks depending on the size of your fire, too much can cause smoke and ash. Along with kindling, firelighters are a quick and easy way to get your fire going, our natural firelighters stay lit for at least 30 seconds so you're fire will be going in no time; again only a few, 2-3 firelighters should be used.
It can be tempting to add lots of wood to your fire all at once, but this can actually be counterproductive. Overloading your fire can cause it to smolder and produce more smoke, which can be both unpleasant and inefficient. Instead, wait for your fire to get going with kindling and firelighters before adding smaller logs and/or softwood first and then adding larger, denser logs later.
By following these tips, you can ensure that you're getting the most out of your firewood and enjoying all of the benefits that come with using wood as a fuel source.
At Firewood Fuel MK, we're committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality firewood at an affordable price. Whether you're looking to reduce your energy bills, lower your carbon footprint, or simply enjoy the unique warmth and comfort of a wood fire, we're here to help.
So why not make the switch to Firewood Fuel MK today and start experiencing the benefits of burning wood?
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