Here at Pearson Fuels, we know everything there is to know about fuel quality and how it can affect a fire. After all, our team are more than qualified to offer assistance whenever our clients need it. In fact, one of the most common error that we stumble upon is unseasoned firewood and homeowners who are burning it without understanding the importance of the seasoning process. Read on as we go over three reasons why it is vital that you season your firewood…
The main reason why firewood has to be seasoned is to remove moisture. After all, the average log has a moisture level of 50-60% but the most efficient firewood should have a moisture rating of around 20%. Luckily, this can be achieved through seasoning! After all, a high-moisture content can increase the amount of creosote, a highly flammable substance, that builds up inside your flue.
Having a low moisture content in your firewood is essential in order to get the most out of your purchase. After all, seasoned firewood burns hotter and longer than unseasoned firewood and this means that your fire out-put becomes much more efficient because you don’t have to burn as much seasoned wood in order to achieve the same results.
Wood that has a high moisture level is noticeably heavier than seasoned wood, which has a low moisture content. After all, wood is a porous material and this means that it will soak up water until it cannot physically do so anymore. As a result, transporting and storing unseasoned firewood can be a difficult task because the logs are so heavy.
Seasoning firewood is a big commitment, however, the results can be incredibly fulfilling. After all, the entire process can take around 6-12 months and it is vital that you place the logs in a secure location that is above the ground and away from moisture. With this said, we supply a wide variety of kiln dried logs and imported firewood which are already seasoned so that you can cut out the middle man! To find out more information, get in contact with the best coal merchants around and speak to a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!