Facts and FAQ's
Carbon Foot Print
Consumers are increasingly turning to sustainable wood in the search for environmentally friendly renewable energy resources and to reduce “OUR”carbon foot print. FireLogs.co.za provides premier seasoned dried firewood, kindling and firelogs. Well seasoned firelogs are considerable for a number of reason such as :
- Generates greater heat output
- Better fuel efficiency
- More economical
- Minimum stove and fuel problems
When buying wood, consider the cost per kilowatt of energy. Buying wood from road side vendors may seem more convenient, but much of this is freashly cut and difficult to burn.
Types of wood
FireLogs.co.za only supplies hardwood sourced from our own sustainable South African woodlands.
- When you store your firewood make sure it is off the ground. Seasoned firewood will absorb ground water not allowing it to stay dry. Never burn wet or unseasoned firewood.
- The key to keeping firewood seasoned and dry is to allow for air circulation. The most ideal place for firewood is an open area that allows for stacking off of the ground.
- Always, always, always store firewood outdoors, so that it can carry on seasoning - not in a basements, garages or garden shed’s.
- Storing outdoors: Firewood should be stacked with the bark facing downwards. This allows the water to drain off, and standing frost, to be kept from the wood.
- Unseasoned wood can contain up to 40% water, whereas seasoned (ready to burn) wood will contain 15-
20% moisture content
- As the fire wood dries out, splits will appear across the logs.
- If fire the wood is too wet, energy will be taken from the fire to dry the wood out resulting in less heat to warm the room and cooler fuel gasses resulting in more tar deposits in your chimney.
- Always place the next days or evenings wood next to the fireplace to increase the final seasoning process.
- PLEASE remember to always clean the fire place / fire stove BEFORE re stacking and lighting.
General Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for firewood to season?
Green firewood (freshly cut) does not dry quickly due to internal moisture content.Seasoned wood (ready to burn) takes about 18 months to get to the correct moisture content.
Firewood seasoning (dried up firewood) is one of the safest and eco-