Seasoned vs Kiln Dried Firewood
Dry wood produces more heat than wet wood. This is because the energy that would otherwise be released into your living room is instead being used to evaporate the water contained in the log. This means that if you reduce the water content of your log by half, you nearly double the amount of heat produced by the log. As the price difference between wet and dry wood is typically small, our kiln dried wood therefore represents great value for money.
Better for your Flue and Stove
Burning wood in your fireplace results in deposits of tar and creosote forming in your chimney (hence why one needs to regularly have their chimney swept). Burning kiln dried logs results in less water vapour being emitted up the chimney (it’s the water vapour that contains the tar and creosote) as well as a much higher temperature in the flue and stove. It’s only at less than 50 degrees (typically) that these deposits form. So burning kiln dried wood should ensure that the glass on your stove stays clear, and that your flue is less at a risk of building up a dangerous level of deposits (although you still need to ensure your chimney is swept regularly!
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as furiously fanning a spluttering fire only to be rewarded with a dismally smoking fire that produces next to no heat. Kiln dried wood catches fire quickly, and rewards you with bright pleasant warming flames almost from the start. If you combine this with our beautifully packed crates and our really rather fast delivery (second working day as standard) placing an order for kiln dried logs with us should be a revelation!
If you have only ever had a log delivery like this one - you're in for a big treat! ‘Loose’ wood deliveries look large, however they require a lot of clearing up and often you receive much less wood than you actually realise. Our kiln dried wood is neatly stacked in a crate – we believe in delivering wood not fresh air!