Good planning, seasoning and storage of the firewood supply are essential to successful wood burning.
Whether you burn wood in a fireplace, stove or furnace, good quality firewood is the key to convenience, efficiency and safety. Wet wood and pieces that are not the right size and shape for your wood burner can be frustrating, burn inefficiently and deposit creosote that can fuel a dangerous chimney fire.

One of the great things about wood heating is that you are in control. There are steps you can take to conserve fuel and produce less smoke:

1. By buying your firewood early in the season and storing it under cover to dry for the summer, you’ll get more heat for every dollar you spend.
2. Make sure the wood is sized correctly for your stove, fireplace or furnace. Both the length and diameter influence the quality of burn and ease of use.
3. If you have access to them, burn softer woods like poplar, aspen and birch in the fall and spring and save the more valuable fuels like maple and oak for the coldest part of the winter.
4. If your wood burning appliance is more than ten years old, you might want to take a look at the new generation of wood heaters.The stoves and fireplaces that are certified as having low smoke emissions (usually by EPA) are also about 25% more efficient than the older models.

By choosing your firewood carefully, by storing it to dry properly, and by burning it in an up-to-date stove or fireplace, you can reduce by about half the amount of wood needed to heat your house. And you’ll be doing the environment a favor at the same time.

Lumberjax Firewood offers you top quality wood, we stock a wide variety to satisfy any need. And we know there’s nothing that brings a family together like a bright fireplace on a cool winter’s night!