Softwood or Hardwood
Softwood or Hardwood? What species is it?
Most wood will burn fine and give lots of heat provided it is of the correct moisture content. However, softwood (e.g. Pine, Spruce, Fir, etc) has a slightly lower calorific value, so for every 3 logs of hardwood (Oak, Ash, Beech, etc) you will need to use 4 logs of softwood. However we would encourage log users to use a proportion of softwood – it gives quick heat, is readily available, and is slightly cheaper.
Indeed we stock nets of fairly small, very dry softwood blocks to use while the stove is getting going, saving your valuable hardwood for the long burn. They work very well and are quick and efficient at getting the stove up to temperature. And inexpensive.
It remains of the utmost importance to have the flue pipe or chimney swept regularly and the stove kept in good condition no matter what you are burning.
To contact us at Crooked Pool Logs Ltd:
01597 823 957 or 07849 771 741 or 07933 717 601