Wood seasoning and storage is an important part of your process in owning either a wood stove or wood burning fireplace.
The name of the game is dry wood. Properly seasoned wood requires a year of drying. Your storage area should be ventilated and covered from the elements. Circulating air dries wood effectively and helps to keep it clean.
Choosing the right kind of wood to burning indoors is also important. Hardwoods such as oak is an excellent choice. Soft wood such as pine is not good for indoor burning. The softer the wood, the more sap they contain. When the sap is burned, it creates tarry smoke that can coat the inside of a fireplace, causing a possible fire hazard. The buildup of deposits left on your chimney is called creosote and it is deposited through wood smoke.
If you’re in the market for a new wood stove, wood burning fireplace, or fireplace insert, we can help. Give us a call today or stop by our showroom to see the beautiful models on display. Remember, there’s nothing quite like a wood burning stove or fireplace. Let us help you enjoy it to its fullest extent this season.