Heat logs firm in the UK? Heating homes with firewood has a long tradition. As wood burning technologies advance, so too advances how wood fuels are produced, with the availability of even more efficient and reliable wood fuels possible in the future. Our heat logs are an ideal example of such technological development. With firewood, it has always been challenging to verify the wood’s quality, quantity, and consistency. That problem is now a thing of the past. Our heat logs come packaged in a constant weight, and we use quality packaging. The heat logs are made from dried materials, with a moisture content of less than 10%. They burn hotter and cleaner than kiln-dried firewood. Our heat logs have a high density, making them burn slower and last longer. They are also easy to transport, require less storage space, and are always delivered dry and ready to use. To satisfy the varied needs of our customers, we also provide natural firelighters and kindling sticks. Find more info on Lekto.
How to Save on Wood Fuels in 2022: The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the second-best time to do so is today. If you’re reading this before December 2023, you still have time to stock up on wood fuels at prices that are lower than what you will have to pay soon. If you have ample storage space, consider filling up your entire wood store (you’ll thank us later for it). If space is limited, stock up on as much as you can fit in and consider finding ways to use your wood fuel heat more efficiently (see our list of top log burner accessories).
How to Check Moisture Content of Wood Without Meter? There are several ways of checking the moisture content of your firewood without using a moisture meter: Check the ends of your logs for cracks. In general, dry cracks are an indication of dry wood. The more cracks you see, the drier the wood you’re looking at is. Hit two logs against each other. Wet wood will give off a dull thud, whereas dry wood will sound hollow (as if it was empty inside). Check firewood moisture by burning. Wet wood will smoke, smoulder, and turn the glass of your burner black.
You can be fined for starting your fire too close to a neighbour’s home or a fence (if they file a complaint). You can also be fined for burning material that produces a lot of smoke (e.g. low quality wood). So make sure you use good quality firewood from a trusted Ready to Burn certified store. The police can get involved if you let your smoke drift over a public road and impair road visibility for drivers. They will also be forced to get involved if you burn anything that creates dangerous fumes. So make sure you don’t burn any plastics, treated wood, or household rubbish. See this article for more information on what you can and can’t burn.
What Is the Best Firewood? Being supremely energy-dense and hot-burning, oak is considered to be the best firewood for pizza ovens and outdoor cooking. Thanks to their beautiful flames and aesthetically pleasing look, birch logs are considered to be the best firewood for open fires, fire pits, and campfires.