Firewood – a buying guide

26/05/2019
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*A collaborative post* 

If you are looking to buy firewood then there are several things that you need to consider. After all, you need to ensure that you buy wood that is going to light successfully and stay alight for a decent length of time. This blog post aims to give anyone looking for wood a bit of help by revealing the certain things that you should consider in order to guarantee that your shopping experience is a success and that your house is nice and warm.

What type of wood?

The first thing that you need to think about when looking for firewood is the type of wood that you are going to buy. This can be a difficult decision for those who have never bought this product before and the reason for that is because there are a whole host of choices available. Some of the best choices to go for are as follows; ash, red oak, beech, white oak, hard maple and hickory. The reason that those woods mentioned are recommended is because they produce a high level of heat, they are easy to light, they do not produce a lot of smoke or sparks and they split easily as well.

Of course, house coal may be something you want to look into, rather than buying wood. A lot of people prefer coal because it gives them a much more effective level of heat because of the absence of water and other components.

Is it seasoned?

If you’re going to stick with wood, once you have determined the type of wood that you are going to go for you then need to make sure that it is seasoned. This is pivotal. You need to make sure that it has been seasoned for at least a year, this is especially important when buying hardwoods. If you end up having purchased wood which has not been seasoned for the right amount of time then it will not heat as you require.

The third thing that you need to contemplate when buying wood, is the size of it. You need to make sure that it fits into your fireplace first and foremost. The majority of companies will only offer logs and wood cut to a specific size and thus if you require something custom cut you should ask ahead. Moreover, it is important to think about the size because it will determine how many logs you need as well.

In addition to size, type and whether the firewood has been seasoned, you also need to ensure that you buy from a credible company. To determine this you should simply check the company’s website and look for elements such as accreditation, contact options and testimonials.

The final thing that you need to think about is the price of the wood you’re buying for your home. After all, price is important when it comes to buying any product. When looking to buy firewood it is advisable that you search around online and compare different prices in order to ensure that you get a good deal. Nevertheless, you should not simply opt for the cheapest good, as this can indicate a lack of quality. It is pivotal that you find the right balance between a good product and a good price.

All in all, if you consider the five points mentioned in this article then you should have no problem locating firewood.

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