Firewood Tips

Get the most out of your firewood heating.


How to Properly Store Firewood for Longevity and Value

Storing firewood correctly is essential to ensure its longevity and maximize your investment. Here are some expert tips for storing your firewood properly:

    • Utilize an Outdoor Shed or Garage: To shield your firewood from the elements, store it in an outdoor shed or garage, keeping it dry and well-protected.
    • Outdoor Storage with Tarps: The best storage location for wood is outdoors. Cover your outdoor firewood stacks with tarps to safeguard them from moisture and rot.
    • Elevate and Ventilate: Always store wood off the ground to allow for proper ventilation. Using a wooden pallet is an excellent choice for this.
    • Indoor Storage for Dry Logs: If your logs are already dry, storing them inside your garage is acceptable. However, if they are not dry, indoor storage may not provide the necessary airflow for drying.
    • Proper Stack Arrangement: Organize your firewood in a way that allows space on all sides of the stack. This promotes air circulation and prevents moisture buildup, which can lead to wood rot.
    • Avoid Ground Contact: Keep your firewood off the ground to prevent rot and infestation by ants, termites, spiders, and other insects. Metal racks or surfaces like concrete are ideal options.
    • Convenient Fireplace Starter: Leave some logs in the firewood rack near your fireplace to facilitate quick and efficient fire starting.
    • Mind the Distance: Refrain from storing firewood too close to your house or against it. Firewood is highly flammable, so exercise caution regarding any potential sparks from sources like fire pits, barbecue grills, chimeneas, or patio fireplaces.

If you have additional questions about firewood storage, please don't hesitate to contact our team for further assistance.




Why Choose Firewood Heating Over Other Methods?

    Selecting firewood for heating offers various benefits, making it a compelling choice:
    1. Renewable Energy: Firewood is a renewable energy source, meaning it doesn't run out. Wood-burning stoves provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuel heating. Trees naturally absorb carbon, which is then released when the wood is burned. Sourcing wood locally can make your fireplace or wood stove nearly carbon-neutral.
    2. No Contribution to Global Warming: Unlike fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, wood-burning doesn't contribute to global warming. When wood burns, the carbon dioxide released is absorbed and recycled by trees.
    3. Cost-Effective: Wood burning is one of the most affordable methods of domestic heating, according to research from both the Research Institute of Sustainable Energy and Efficiency Nova Scotia.
    4. Exceptional Warmth: The radiant heat and comforting ambiance of a stove or fireplace are unparalleled. It warms you like no other heat source, offering a unique and pleasurable experience.
    Embracing firewood heating not only benefits your pocket but also the environment, making it a wise choice for both your home and the planet.