Why Are Kiln Dried Logs Better?Posted on - 15.10.21
With the introduction of the Government's Clean Air Strategy, there are an increasing number of smokeless areas, higher restrictions on the sale of solid fuels and harsher inspections on new stoves for sale. So with this in mind, why are kiln dried logs better?
Kiln Dried Logs
Kiln-dried logs are just as they sound. They are logs that have been dried in a large kiln over a period of time. This can be anywhere from 60 hours to a week. During this process, the logs are dried at a temperature of around 70 degrees, which helps to kill off insects ready for burning in the home.
Burning Kiln Dried Logs
The main reason we purchase logs is to burn them on the fire. Whether this is an outdoor fire, or an indoor stove to heat your home. This means that it is key to get the right logs to burn for your needs.
Kiln-dried logs allow an even burn as they contain the same moisture level throughout. They will also burn for far longer as the energy used to burn is converted to heat, rather than being used to burn off excess moisture.
If you are looking for the longest burn, hardwood kiln dried logs are known to offer the longest burn as opposed to softwood logs. So if you are looking o heat the interior of your home over a long period of time, use hardwood. If you are looking for a short burst of heat, softwood can offer you that, without having to wait too long for the fire to die out before leaving the room.
Now for the important clean air part. Wet or damp logs dissipate an increased number of harmful pollutants and particles into the atmosphere as they burn. Where you have an open fire in your home these can directly impact your family. These pollutants are typically spread by the moisture burning off the logs and dispersing into the air. However, as kiln dried logs have next to no moisture within them, they offer a cleaner burn. Which is not only good for the environment, but also for your families overall health.
Kiln Dried Vs Seasoned
Seasoned logs are also dried logs, however, they have been left to dry naturally over a longer period of time. Typically 1 to 3 years. During this time, the wood can dry at varying rates throughout, and a number of critters can start to call them home.
With the wood drying at different rates throughout this can also change the rate of burn. Meaning that kiln dried will give you not only a more even burn throughout but also a longer burn. While seasoned logs are usually dry, these pockets of moisture can still release pollutants into the air from where the moisture has been isolated and then burnt out.
So if you are looking for a hotter, longer, more even burn, we highly recommend kiln-dried hardwood logs in Staffordshire.
If you are interested in purchasing Kiln Dried Logs in Stoke On Trent, the team here at D Price and Sons are here to help. If you have any questions regarding the delivery of logs to Staffordshire, please contact a member of the team who will be happy to answer your questions.