With energy prices continuing to rise, it makes better sense to look to your fireplace in the winter months to help you reduce your home heating bills. Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to get your firewood supply in order. To start seasoning your logs for the cold winter months to come. If you put in the work now, you can ensure a warmer winter ahead.
It’s no surprise that when you come to spark up your logs for the first time, burning unseasoned (green) wood in your stove or fireplace will produce creosote to build-up in your chimney. This can lead to a rather unpleasant roomful of smoke, blackened glass windows of your wood burning appliance and at worst a chimney fire. Therefore, every homeowner who uses a fireplace regularly in winter needs to know how to season the wood properly so that it burns efficiently.