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Why You Should Use Dry Wood – WoodSure Scheme

9th May 2022

With wood burning stoves making a real comeback and reinstating their place as one of the most popular types of stove on the market, its time to look at their effects on the environment, and how we can take steps to ensure they are as efficient as possible.

By using WoodSure approved wood it ensures your emissions from burning wood are as low as possible and increases energy efficiency!

Why To Avoid Wet Wood

Burning wet wood is inefficient in comparison to dry wood. When burning, it requires a lot of heat to boil off the water before the wood can burn correctly and emit the proper level of heat to the room. Due to the water needing to be boiled off, it creates a lot of smoke that in turn damages your chimney, blackens your stove and dramatically increases air pollution.

Why To Use Dry Wood

Dry wood that has been properly sourced and seasoned produces far fewer pollutants in comparison to badly sourced and unseasoned wood. By using Dry, Woodsure wood it will increase heat efficiency and require less stove maintenance – chimneys are less likely to block and will remain easier to sweep.

Stove manufacturers are continually developing new products to improve efficiency and clean burning. With this being said it is still critical to ensure you are using WoodSure approved wood as this is by far plays the biggest role in the air quality solution across existing and new appliances.

What is the WoodSure scheme?

Woodsure is a not-for-profit organisation, striving to raise the quality of woodfuel in the industry. The Woodsure certification scheme and its logo shows woodfuel users the suppliers and products that they can trust. The team have extensive experience in the woodfuel industry and constantly evolve to keep pace with this rapidly developing sector.

Woodsure Wood & EcoDesign Stoves

To increase your energy efficiency even further, combine Woodsure wood with an EcoDesign stove!

Ecodesign ready stoves can help to reduce your CO2 emissions and decrease your carbon footprint. Research shows that Ecodesign stoves are over 80% efficient and compared to older stoves (from 10 years ago) that have an efficiency of 65% and open fires which have an efficiency of 30% are much cleaner burning as more heat is retained in the chamber.

To find out more about EcoDesign stoves, read our previous blog –> Clean Air Strategy 2019 – EcoDesign