These are common problems with "seasoned" or "air-dried" firewood.
Kiln-Dried Firewood is Different
What is kiln drying?
Kiln drying wood is the process of "baking" wood at temperatures that reach up to 250 degrees. The wood stays in our kiln for 2 -3 days where multiple fans blow the heated air around it. This reduces the moisture content of the wood to less than 20%.
In contrast, greenwood that is air-dried and delivered to your home can contain 60% or more moisture.
If you are using a fireplace or wood-burning stove, kiln-dried wood is the best type of firewood to burn.
Compare Seasoned Firewood to Kiln-Dried Wood
Why is kiln-dried firewood better?
Due to the lower moisture content of kiln-dried wood, you receive the most efficient, clean-burning firewood available. The kiln-drying process removes the moisture from the wood so it burns cleaner, hotter and more efficiently than standard firewood. That equates to using less wood to put out the same amount of heat.
"Them" vs "Us": Learn the Difference
Wetter Wood = Sizzling, Smoking & Less Heat
Drier Wood = More Efficiency & Heat
The industry standard seasoned (air-dried) wood contains over 60% moisture, so when you finally get your fire to stay lit you never receive its full heat potential. The heat the fire produces is wasted boiling the moisture from the wood. You'll need to put more wood on the fire to produce a noticeable amount of heat, thus wasting more wood than necessary.
Dark + Wet = Bugs & Mold
No Bugs or Mold
A major benefit of kiln-dried firewood is that the drying process kills all mold spores so you can safely store the wood indoors. No worries about bugs either, as the high temperature inside the kiln kills off anything that may be hiding in the wood.
Not Always Clean
Clean Enough to Bring Indoors
Due to the process we use to split and deliver the firewood, you receive a product that is clean enough to store indoors. No worrying about bugs, no worrying about mud, and no dirt or sand deposits left on the floor.
The biggest difference between the 2 types of firewood, is that our kiln dried firewood is consistent with each and every piece. You won't have to move around the logs or continually poke and prod at the fire to keep it going.
Quick firewood delivery right to your home or business. We'll even stack it for you!
Connecticut residents have relied on Country Kiln Firewood since 2014. Not only do we produce clean-burning, bug-free firewood from trees that have been locally harvested in Fairfield County and New Haven County, we also deliver and stack the wood for you!
But don't just take our word for it - see what our customers think by checking out our online reviews.