Everyone loves the natural, homely glow of a multi-fuel stove as the temperature begins to drop. It's a great way to create a cosy atmosphere and to heat your home. When it comes to what you burn in your stove, there's a range of options available. Seasoned hardwood logs are a great choice for a variety of reasons, particularly when it comes to burning time and heat generation. Having hardwood logs delivered can make life easier, and the logs themselves give you heat, consistency and a long burning time.
How do hardwood logs compare to softwood logs?
Hardwood logs come from deciduous broadleaf trees such as oak or ash, which are slower growing than conifers, meaning the logs they produce are denser. This means they burn much more slowly, and as a result, are the best option for keeping your fire going for longer. Hardwood is denser than softwood, making it heavier. This means that a comparable weight of softwood takes up more room, without offering any extra burning time. Softwood contains more resin than hardwood meaning that it can be quick to ignite, making it an ideal choice for kindling but for logs that give off lots of heat and burn for any length of time, hardwood is a better choice.
Are wood briquettes better than logs?
Wood briquettes are an increasingly popular option for multi-fuel stove owners. They are compact, easy to store and offer a steady clean burn. Easy to handle, stack and store they're made from compacted wood waste products, which makes them an eco-conscious option. They can be a great choice where storage space is more limited. Many people prefer the natural feel of traditional logs, but when it comes to burning efficiency and heat generated, briquettes are a great choice.
How long do hardwood logs burn for?
Much depends on the particular size of the log, the tree it comes from and how you're burning it. Whatever hardwood you're burning, hardwood logs will always burn for considerably longer than softwood logs. With hardwood logs you won't be constantly topping up your fire. Build a fire with hardwood logs and you should be alright for at least 2-3 hours, in fact hardwood logs make a great choice for leaving to generate a low steady heat overnight. Hardwood logs represent an optimum choice when you want long-lasting and consistent heat. If you're looking for hardwood logs for sale, then why not take a look at our range. We make buying the logs you need easy and convenient.