For welcoming the winter season, we need to make some important reparations such as gathering firewood stock, repairing room heaters and buying some bulky attires etc. When it comes to firewood, you need to be more attentive before placing an order. We know it very well that all types of woods are not ideal for burning. Generally, hardwood is recommended as the best option because of its consistency and a high flame. However, you need to pay attention to a lot of aspects because everything you see in advertisements is not actually real. Without prior experience, we end up buying an inferior stock of firewood that produces high smoke and poor flame quality. In order to avoid suck kinds of mistakes, we are mentioning a list of tips to help in identifying the right firewood. Read the points below carefully whenever you try to approach a firewood seller.
1) Enquire the firewood types they are offering
Visit the official website to check what they are offering or call them directly. Enquire the types of woods they are offering. A genuine seller of firewood near you will show you native species only. Note down the list of firewood types they are offering. Search their availability in your locality. It is not possible to get maple or birch firewood if you are living in a hot region like Sydney. If the website has mentioned such kinds of options, consider then fake. Also, make sure that the wood you are ordering is ethically sourced. Check the endangered tree species in your locality and confirm that you are not buying one of them.
2) Prefer the most abundantly available species
If you are expecting the best quality firewood, it is advisable to prefer the native species of trees which grows abundantly. For instance, trees like redgum and ironbark are abundantly available in Sydney. They are hardwoods, ideal for burning and grow in abundance. Therefore, the prices will be affordable.
3) Always buy in cords
Rather than preferring weightage, buy your firewood stock in cord measurement. Moist wood is heavier than seasoned wood. It will not burn properly and releases an enormous amount of smoke. Within the volume of 128 cubic feet, all woods are considered as a part of the cord. If the seller is mixing moist wood to increase the weight, the volume will still remain the same. In order to avoid inferior moist firewood, it is advisable to ask them for a moisture meter. Buy only if the percentage is between 20-25% or lower.
4) Compare the price
Explore all options of firewood for sale near you before ordering. A lot of online and offline firewood sellers must be present in your locality. Always compare their prices to get an average value as per the current market demand. Also, try to find the sellers who are offering attractive discounts on bulk orders.
These are some reliable tips to find a genuine seller offering firewood at affordable rates. If possible, try visiting there personally to check all available options.