Wood is a major source of renewable heat energy and if burnt efficiently, it produces virtually no smoke. Using wood from sustainably managed trees reduces net CO2 production compared to using fossil fuels. So heating with wood significantly reduces our reliance on fossil fuels while reducing CO2 emissions.
Select a fuel type that matches the appliance instructions and warranty to ensure that you stay safe: the appliance will provide a long and reliable service. Log burners can use dry hardwood or softwood logs – less than 25% moisture content is the usual requirement.
Where possible, use locally produced wood as it improves fuel security and encourages local community.