During the summer, it’s fair to say that heating is not an issue. This would mean that buying wood logs for your stove in the middle of summer is a crazy idea.
Believe it or not, buying your wood in advance is a great way to stock up and comes with many benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Benefits Of Buying Wood In The Summer
One of the many benefits to buying your wood in the summer is the price of the wood logs. Not a lot of people require wood to burn in their stoves during summer, due to the hot weather and lack of heating needed.
This makes the summer the perfect time to buy up. A lot of retailers will often have sales or offer discounted prices for wood to keep business coming in, and that’s when you stock up while it’s cheap. They will reduce prices on products, especially part-seasoned wood so you can season it at home over the year.
Another benefit of buying early means there is no need for it to be delivered quickly, saving you money on delivery charges. More often than not, people will opt for the quickest option when it comes to delivery because they haven’t planned ahead. The downside to this is that it is usually more expensive, bumping the price up even more. By not having to worry about when it arrives, you can go for cheaper options and save yourself some pennies.
If you have enough space to store wood logs, you can use the cheaper prices to your advantage and get in early. Not only does this save you money in the long run, but also guarantees that you get the best quality wood before quantity is low in the more sought after parts of the year.
Type Of Wood To Use
Choosing the right kind of wood logs for your fire is essential, and not always an easy task. Let’s take a look at what you need.
For wood burning stoves, our advice is to always go for dry firewood logs. Most manufacturers suggest a maximum of 20% moisture in the wood, but HETAS quality standard recommends up to 25%. By doing this, it gives a clean burn, preventing blackening of the stove glass or soot filling your chimney.
If you have an efficient wood-burning stove, you’ll end up using less wood, making it more cost effective. Kiln dried wood logs are always ready to burn as long as they are stored in a dry place.
Where To Buy
Here at AmberGlow Fireplaces we always suggest Certainly Wood to all of our customers when it comes to choosing the right place to buy their wood. We order from Certainly Wood for both of our showrooms and highly recommend using them.
Certainly Wood produces 100% British kiln dried logs and kindling, which they locally source from sustainable British woodlands within a 100 miles radius.
With every wood burning stove we install, we give our customers a Certainly Wood starter park, which includes kiln dried wood, kindling and firelights to get them going for their first couple of fires.
For more information on Certainly Wood, head on over to their website.