Firewood Storage & Moisture content
Evolution Firewood will arrive seasoned and ‘ready to burn’. It is the storage after you take delivery that will be improved by considering the points below.
The moisture content of wood is relative to the environment it is stored, this includes temperature and the moisture content of the air.
Our Firewood is Seasoned under cover in a Barn, which is ideal for naturally drying firewood with a low moisture content.
After delivery, Seasoned firewood can achieve a moisture content of less than 20% if stored under cover from the rain and in a location where the wind can provide good air movement. This means that the firewood you purchase will absorb or lose moisture until it reaches an equilibrium to its surroundings.
Kiln dried firewood is usually sold with a moisture content of around 10-15%, however, if this is then stored outside even in a purpose built log store it will most likely increase to C.20% like Barn Seasoned Firewood.
Most seasoned firewood will arrive with a moisture content of between 20-25%, which will decrease if stored using the keep the rain off and let the wind in method.
The best time to purchase seasoned firewood is during Spring time, this allows the logs to be at their optimum dryness for when they will be needed during the following Winter. Try to store all the firewood you will need for a season or if you are running low order more as soon as you have room so they can also start to dry further.
Evolution Firewood is a mixture of hard and soft woods. The chart below illustrates the difference between all the wood that could be in your delivery. You may be suprised by the fact that they all have similar calorific values.