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How to identify good firewood

How to identify good firewood Homeowners are considering burning wood as it is better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is nearly the same as that absorbed by the tree during it’s growth. As the wood burning fires increase in popularity, it is important to understand the best use of your wood burning stove or fire. What is seasoned wood? Seasoned wood is wood that has been left to dry for around 12 to 18 months to achieve a moisture content that is below 20%.   Why choose seasoned wood? One of the important aspects to consider is the type of wood to burn. It is highly recommended that you only burn seasoned wood. Do not burn green or wet wood as a large percentage of heat energy created by the fire will be used to burn of the excess water contained within the logs rather than heating your room. It will also result in poor quality combustion, increased smoke and the possibly even damage your flue. Seasoned wood increases the efficiency of combustion hence reducing your running costs. It is also important to consider buying your wood from well-managed woodlands as they improve biodiversity, support jobs in forestry industry and of course ensure that there is enough timber to meet the future demands in years to come.   How to identify good firewood An essential part of ensuring that your wood burning stove or fire is performing to its maximum potential is looking at the wood you are using to fuel it. Firewood should be left to dry for a minimum of 12-18 months before...