Without a fire, is a wood heater worth much? Well, it definitely can look nice whether or not it is burning, but if you need your home warmed up this winter, you pretty much want a raging fire! Wood heaters help save you money if you can make them work, especially since you don’t have to use an expensive heating system to get your home toasty warm.
If you want a quality fire, however, you will need to add firewood to the mix, but you’ll want to add quality firewood. If you have a lot of acreage, it may be easy for you to go chop down a tree and use that. However, if you don’t have a lot of land, don’t want to cut down trees/split wood, or are worried about termites and other critters getting into your home via wood piles, you’ll have to purchase the firewood.
As with anything, it is best never to go too cheap. If you purchase inexpensive firewood that is on the low end of quality you may find yourself not receiving the full benefit that firewood can offer. You want something that burns for a while – something you don’t have to restock every fifteen minutes.
Of course, if you are new to the whole wood burning world, then you may not be 100% sure which type of firewood to purchase. This really shouldn’t be a problem because you could always ask someone in the store where you bought the heater what the best firewood for your particular wood heater is. Maybe the best firewood is pine or cedar logs. If you aren’t sure where the wood heater was purchased or where to start, you still can ask someone who sells wood heaters or look online for advice.
In addition to having the right type of firewood it is also important to have the right amount of firewood. That is, you do not want to find yourself running out at an inopportune time so be sure you are always well stocked and avoid any unnecessary problems.
This post provided by Town & Country Cedar Products. Based in Boyne Falls, Michigan, Town & Country produces and delivers white cedar log cabin and timber home products, worldwide. Click here to view their cedar products.