Why a Woodburner?
Burning wood is better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth making it carbon neutral. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland.
Choosing the right fuel
Logs should be seasoned to give best results when burning. Ideally they should be stored for 2 plus years to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will not only give up to twice the output of freshly felled timber but help avoid a build up of tar in your flue. Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of softwoods.
Saving you money
By lowering your carbon footprint by switching some of the ways you heat your home you will reduce the amount of gas, electricity or oil you have to buy. It will save you money, especially with the recent increases in costs for other heating fuels.