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Does using a woodburner harm the environment?

Woodburners can be an environmentally friendly way to heat your home if they are used properly and efficiently. Burning wood is a renewable energy source, and when done right, it can have a smaller carbon footprint than burning fossil fuels like oil or gas. One way a woodburner can help the environment is by reducing the amount of fossil fuels used for heating. This is because wood is a renewable resource that can be sustainably harvested and replanted. Also, using a woodburner can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as burning wood releases carbon dioxide into the air, but this is balanced out by the carbon dioxide that trees absorb as they grow. However, it's important to note that not all...

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Should I burn Softwood or Hardwood?

When it comes to burning wood in a stove, both softwood and hardwood can be used as fuel. However, there are some differences between them that you may want to consider. Softwood, such as pine, spruce, and fir, is generally easier to light and burns faster than hardwood. It also produces less ash, which can make cleaning your stove easier. However, softwood has a lower density than hardwood, which means it has less energy content per volume. This means that you will need to burn more softwood to produce the same amount of heat as hardwood. Hardwood, such as oak, maple, and birch, is denser and burns slower than softwood. It also produces more heat per volume, which means you...

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Why burn kiln dried firewood?

Believe it or not, this is actually a question we get asked all the time. “Surely any wood will burn?”. While this statement is technically correct, as with many things, there is more nuance to this, and some very important reasons to use the correct fuel for your log burner. Especially when you have shelled out your hard earned money on a stove like the ones which can be sourced by our friends at Direct Stoves. Recently cut or ‘Green’ logs are a very poor source of energy, they are difficult to light, and produce a lot of smoke when burning due to their high moisture content (especially when cut in summer and the sap has risen in the timber)....

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