Choosing the right fuel for a fire is one of the basic requirements of stove and fireplace ownership and it should be taken very seriously. After all, using the wrong type of fuel is not only incredibly dangerous, it can also cause property owners to waste money too. In fact, this is a common occurrence with households that choose to burn firewood because the homeowners simple aren’t aware of the seasoning process. Read on as we go over a few reasons why burning seasoned firewood is more superior to burning unseasoned firewood…
Easier to Light
Seasoning is a process that removes moisture from firewood and this means that the end product is often much easier to light. After all, water works against the flames in order to make firewood with a high moisture content very resistant to a spark. In fact, even if this type of firewood is able to hold a flame, the moisture creates a thick smoke as it burns, forming creosote deposits inside the flue at a faster rate than normal.
Weight and Storage
Reducing the moisture content of firewood will drastically reduce its weight. After all, water is able to seep into tiny crevices in materials like wood and this means that a lot of it will be present in unseasoned firewood. By removing the moisture, homeowners will have a much easier time transporting the fuel. In addition to this, unseasoned firewood must be stored above the ground in order to avoid infestation whereas unseasoned firewood can be stored indoors as long as it is away from moisture.
Firewood is known as a carbon neutral fuel; however, it is important to ensure that it is burned in the most effective way in order to benefit the homeowner as well as the environment. After all, unseasoned firewood is not only difficult to burn, it also doesn’t result in a high-quality fire either. In fact, noticeable changes are often present in the heat output, the length of time the logs burn for and the lack of bright orange flicker in the flames.
There is nothing more pleasing than the aesthetic crackle of an authentic woodburning fire. After all, there is a reason why it has comforting and even romantic connotations. With this said, it is important that property owners looking to invest in high-quality fuel research the seasoning process in order to ensure that they are purchasing wood with a suitably low moisture content. This will ultimately result in higher savings and a much more efficient fire. To find out more information about selecting the best fuel, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market and speak to a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!