Heating with briquettes is cheaper than with firewood
When comparing the prices for firewood logs and briquettes it is most important that you compare like with like. Let us try to explain…
Briquettes, as they are a consistently dry woodfuel, are sold by weight (a tonne). Firewood, with a varying content of moisture, is sold by volume (a "tonne" bag). This tonne bag filled with logs actually only contains about a quarter of a tonne in weight! You would need to buy about 4 tonne bags of firewood logs to equal one tonne of briquettes. You still wouldn`t have the same heat value, as briquettes burn hotter, being dryer than your average firewood. To make up for that you would need to buy another tonne bag of logs.
As our briquettes are always dry there is no need to season them or plan any purchases way ahead of the next winter as you would with firewood. Just buy them in the quantity you need when you need them.
They are also very easy to handle and carry in their individual packs or bags.
When heating your stove with briquettes you will find that the stove window stays clean and so will the flue pipe. Far less soot and tar as this usually results from burning firewood that is too wet. They also don't spark nor spit and are therefore ideal for open fireplaces.
Briquettes have a constant heat output of about 5 kW/kg. Grown hardwood has about 4 kW/kg which is reduced to about 2 kW/kg when it's wet!
Briquettes are manufactured from dried sawdust and other forestry waste and by products. Briquettes are a renewable source of energy. No trees are being felled in order to produce our briquettes! Briquettes are carbon neutral and the little ash that is left can be used as fertilizer in your garden.