Questions to Ask Yourself When Ordering Firewood

Preparing for the Fall and Winter firewood burning season requires some early planning, and the process should begin in the spring. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when ordering firewood:

  1. Quantity: Determine how much firewood you will need for the entire season, and order it accordingly. You can estimate this based on the number of fires you plan to have and the size of your fireplace or wood stove.

  2. Type of wood: Choose the type of firewood that best suits your needs, based on the burn time, heat output, and cost. Hardwoods like oak and hickory tend to burn longer and hotter, while softwoods like pine and fir are less expensive.

  3. Moisture content: Kiln-dried firewood has lower moisture content than seasoned wood, making it easier to light, burn cleaner, and last longer. Keep this in mind when choosing the type of firewood to order.

  4. Delivery time: Plan ahead and schedule your firewood delivery in advance, as suppliers tend to be busier during the fall and winter months.

By taking these factors into account and placing your order early, you can ensure that you have a sufficient supply of high-quality firewood to last throughout the cold season.