Woodfuelled heating systems, there's another saying, biomass systems. It burns wood pellets, chips or firewoods to provide warmth no matter for a single room or as a central heating and boil hot water. In recently years, wood stoves become more and more popular. And why, what is the reason?
Here are some benefits of woodfuelled heating.
1. Financial support. You can make use of the high heat on the surface of stove to boil water.
2. Affordable heating fuel. Logs are cheaper than other heating fuel.
3. A low-carbon option. The carbon dioxide emitted when burning firewood is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing.
For many individuals, selecting firewoods for your log burning stove is also a tough thing. Here are tips for you when select and store firewoods.
However, when you are choose the logs in stores, you also choose keep some points in your mind. Not all firewoods on sale is enough dry to be burned for your log burner. And the water must be gone before the wood will burn. All firewood contains water. Freshly cut wood can be up to 45% water, while well-seasoned firewood generally has a 20-25% moisture content. Well-seasoned firewood is easier to start, produces more heat, and burns cleaner.
If you are new to wood fuel, you probably don't know how to tell the difference of well seasoned and green wood logs. Here is a method of how to select well seasoned wood, that is, well seasoned firewood generally has darkened ends with cracks or splits visible, it is relatively lightweight, and makes a clear "clunk" when two pieces are beat together. While green wood on the other hand is relatively heavy, the ends look fresher, and it tends to make a dull "thud" when struck.
Moreover, when selecting firewood, take into the size of the individual stick of wood into account. If you want a log that will burn for a long time, slowly giving off a lot of warmth, choose a stick that is larger in diameter. While if you need to get a fire going in a hurry, thinner sticks will be your right choice.
Finally, you also keep in mind that, if you don't store the logs well, even seasoned firewood can be ruined. For instance, you exposed the wood logs to constant rain or covered in snow, it will reabsorb large amounts of water, making it unfit to burn and causing it to rot before it can be used.
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