Here at Pearson Fuels, we understand that every homeowner has their own personal preferences when it comes to the fuel they burn. With this said, it is important to take Smoke Control Zones, the budget of the client and efficiency into mind when trying to choose the most cost-effective fuel for a property. Read on as the team here at Pearson Fuels goes over everything there is to know about the cost of burning firewood…

Are wood-burning stoves an affordable investment?

A well-designed wood burner can last a lifetime with the right care which means that many homeowners choose to see them as an investment for the future. After all, most units come with an efficiency rating of 60-70% which means that they are able to produce a highly cost-effective fire output. With this said, property owners that are still not ready to part with coal should consider an investment in a multi-fuel unit instead as this allows them to swap between briquettes and logs.

What is the difference between seasoned and unseasoned logs?

Unseasoned logs are freshly cut pieces of firewood that are still saturated with moisture and will not produce an efficient fire when burned because a lot of energy will be wasted trying to remove the moisture during combustion. On the other hand, seasoned firewood has undergone an extensive ‘seasoning’ process prior to burning which removes a lot of moisture in order to make the logs more suitable for burning. It is important that homeowners burn seasoned logs in order to produce a cost-effective fire.

Does firewood produce an efficient fire output?

It is safe to say that there are pros and cons for each type of fuel, however research suggests that firewood produces a highly efficient fire output when it is burned correctly. After all, coal may have the ability to burn for longer but well-seasoned or kiln dried logs are easier to light and require less intervention from the homeowner. As a result, it is very possible to produce a cost-effective fire when burning firewood.

Although firewood is not the only fuel on the market, it is a popular choice for homeowners that are looking for an alternative to coal. After all, it can be burned inside a multi-fuel stove whereas swapping to gas means that clients must invest in a brand-new appliance. Here at Pearson Fuels, we stock a wide range of highly affordable logs that are suitable for the needs of every homeowner. To find out more information, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market today!