We have been burning wood for many years, probably not long after we inhabited the earth. Since then fire and burning wood have almost become a hard-wired task we humans naturally carry out. There is nothing more satisfying than watching flames lick and dance over logs, and feel the heat a fire provides.
This is one of the reasons why a wood-burning stove is such a popular addition to a home and always makes for a talking point, whether it is alit or not.
For wood to burn well, it needs to be seasoned correctly. It is also important that you use the right wood on your wood-burning stove. We have created a separate article on the different types of wood you can burn on a stove, listed in order of their burning suitability – read article.
If you don’t have logs to burn on your stove, or you simply don’t want to use logs, you can always burn wood briquettes, which are easier and more convenient to burn. The advantage of a wood-burning stove is that there is always flexibility with what you can burn, whether it is a range of different woods or wood briquettes.
Being Self Sufficient & Cost Aware
One major advantage of burning wood is that you don’t need to worry about power cuts, you are fully self-sufficient. This is often a significant advantage if you live in a rural area, which may not have as a reliable power supply as in more populated areas. You also know exactly how much you are spending when burning wood, you certainly won’t have any surprise fuel bills in the post after using a wood-burning stove. If you run out of wood, you simply will have to buy some more. This approach helps you budget much more effectively too.
Wood is Greener
Burning wood helps conserve fossil fuels. Wood is essentially a waste material if it is just left to rot, and so with this in mind, and if you are using wood from sustainable forests you are being green and considering your environment too. Burning wood produces much lower carbon dioxide emissions than other alternative fuels.
Each Fire is Unique
When you light a wood-burning stove or fire, you know each time it will be slightly different and look slightly different. It will burn differently, there will be different atmospheric pressures, a different chimney draft, and of course slight variations in the wood. All this makes for a unique experience, a unique fire. It is not simply a case of switching it on and feeling the heat. This is one key attraction towards burning wood, and we feel an attraction is most certainly a benefit!
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