Here at Pearson Fuels, we specialise in the combustion of a variety of different fuels and we want our readers to recognise the benefits that can be obtained from each. After all, burning coal is very different from burning logs. In fact, firewood is considered the oldest fuel on the market because it was readily available at a time when coal was unaffordable and considered a luxury for the wealthy. Read on as we go over three reasons why homeowners should burn firewood…

Is firewood carbon neutral?

When carbon-based fuels like coal and wood are burned, they release carbon dioxide as a by-product of combustion. Unfortunately, this isn’t the most environmentally friendly way to generate energy and heat. Luckily, firewood is a carbon-neutral fuel which means that the carbon dioxide that is released is the same carbon dioxide that the tree absorbed during its lifespan. As a result, homeowners are contributing to the natural recycling process that humans and plants partake in.

How much does firewood cost to burn?

As the most abundant fuel on the market, it is safe to say that our supply of firewood isn’t going to run out anytime soon. As a result, it is one of the most affordable options on the market for homeowners to choose from. In addition to this, burning firewood can also reduce a properties energy consumption which will, in turn, reduce the energy bills too.

Is firewood aesthetically pleasing?

Although the crackle of a traditional wood burning fire is somewhat cliché, it doesn’t make it any less important. After all, many property owners choose to invest in firewood because it offers an aesthetically pleasing fire output that is cosy, romantic and relaxing without breaking the bank and allows the homeowner to watch the flames dance in dazzling detail.

Contrary to belief, firewood is one of the most reliable residential fuels on the market. After all, it is eco-friendly, affordable and very easy to burn which makes it perfect for beginners. To find out more information, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market and ask a member of the Pearson Fuels team about our range of imported firewood today!