Importance of Best Wood to Burn
The comfort of the chilly nights depends on the types of wood that bears aromatic heat of the burning fire. Yet, there are still some questions that may arise as to what is the best wood to use to suit your satisfying taste. Remarkably, aside from distributing heat to our home during the cold season, it also helps us to use a renewable source of energy by using wood. However, it is very important to know that not all woods will bring good quality of heating component that you want in your room. Below are some distinguished awareness between two types of wood to use.
Best wood to burn are hardwood trees as referred to are plants that has broad-leaved deciduous trees such as Beech, Elm or Oak among others, it contains dense fragments and expensive in price. Softwood, on the other hand, are soft kind of tree that got easily burn such as pine and spruce and burns up for shorter period of time.
Importantly, whatever wood types you want to burn in your stove or fireplace, it should be dried. Normally, fresh cut woods contain larger amount of water and if burnt right away will produce so much smoke that spoils the surroundings. Newly cut wood or fresh wood should be split and dried before burning for a months or higher. Bear in mind that using good and dried seasoned wood is the secret of having superb and quality fire. consequently, seasoned woods will bring more heat when burned than a freshly cut wood and it transports warmth in your surroundings when winter comes.
Unseasoned wood or the freshly cut wood contain more moisture that when burnt has difficulty in lighting and cause too much smoke. Additionally, the fire of the freshly cut wood when lighted will cause the flame to smolder and unpleasant smoke evade your whole room and damage your surroundings. The appearance of the seasoned wood is cracked, gray in color and much lighter if dried and easily detected by banging two pieces together and importantly generates most heat and burn clearly.
Hardwood are types of wood to burn consistently longer than softwood, and had difficulty in lighting from the start. There are hardwood that give ample heat such as eucalyptus, madrone, oak and walnut. Hickory, apple, plum, locust, cherry, pear and ash comes next to give slightly less heat. To add more list of hardwood that produces poor heat production are the maple, sycamore, elm, alder and willow.
Not like a hardwood, softwood is easier to light, just a small piece of old newspaper, it easily catches fire. Conifers, pine and fir are best suits for easy burning, and fir and cedar on the hand offer a delightful scent that reminisce the holiday season.