Is it worth it? (Part 1 of 2)

We get asked this question quite often, most people question if kiln dried firewood is actually better than traditionally seasoned firewood. We've heard that this is a Connecticut fad that will just pass. But the reality is, Kiln Dried Firewood has been around for way longer than you probably think. Unfortunately, it's an expensive process. When met with the financial aspect most companies pick splitting whatever wood they can get and toss it in a pile outside to season for a year. 

Here at Country Kiln Firewood, we would rather the investment in quality, kiln dried firewood over traditionally seasoned firewood because it's such a clear winner when they are compared. Kiln Dried Firewood burns cleaner, hotter and more efficiently than standard firewood. That equates to using less wood to put out the same amount of heat. Beyond the efficiency is the cleaner fire you get with our firewood. Standard firewood sits in the elements almost always in a dirt area in someone's backyard. That firewood has to sit outside for an entire year before it's even remotely ready to be sold and burned. You've seen the piles before, they're never turned or moved around, so only the outer most layer is being dried, the inside is dark, wet and a perfect habitat for mold and insects. On top of that, you have no real way of knowing exactly how long that wood has actually been seasoning for, it could be a month or 5 years, it looks exactly the same either way. 

Our Kiln Dried Firewood is split directly into our kiln's cages, it never touches the ground or sits in the elements for months on end. No rain, no mold, and especially no bugs! The kiln reaches temperatures of over 250* for a period of 3 days all while being constantly monitored for its moisture content. In that time large fans circulate the air ensuring each and every piece is being dried to our desired moisture level. From there it's put into our delivery trucks and delivered the same day. You, in turn, receive quality, kiln dried firewood that won't leave a trail of dirt and debris behind every time you start a fire. Due to its lowered moisture content, there is far less smoke and no spitting and popping from the logs. With less smoke being created you can breathe easier while enjoying a wonderful evening by the fire. An added benefit of kiln dried firewood is due to it's cleaner burning, there are fewer byproducts being created that stick to the chimney walls and disperse through your home. 


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