If you’re in the market for firewood, you may be wondering which type of wood is considered the top contender for fireplace burning. While all types of firewood are to be considered, two types seem to pop up time and time again as the most popular options – kiln dried logs and seasoned logs.

While both have their benefits and make good firewood, for County Logs and Coal, there’s one clear winner, and for good reason.

Offering the best logs Colchester can supply, we believe we’ve got a pretty good grasp on what makes good firewood! Here are all the key differences between kiln dried logs and seasoned logs to help you decide for yourself which is best.

Kiln dried vs seasoned – the main difference

Both types of wood refer to logs that have been left to dry naturally for a certain amount of time – typically 6-12 months – until their moisture content is below 25%. This is a necessary requirement for safe and efficient burning.

The biggest and most important difference between the two types is that many logs marketed as seasoned often still contain excess moisture. This means they could be inefficient and difficult to light – not the expected standard when purchasing high-quality logs for your fireplace.

Seasoned logs are ‘seasoned’ through a process of air drying. Kiln dried firewood, on the other hand, is dried in a specialised kiln that removes moisture faster and more efficiently than air drying. This means kiln-dried firewood typically has a moisture content of 20% or less, making it easier to light and burn for longer. This is one of the many reasons County Logs and Coal – supplier of the best logs Colchester has seen – exclusively offers kiln dried firewood.


Environmental impacts

Excessive moisture in firewood can lead to incomplete combustion. This means harmful emissions are produced when burning and begin to circulate in your home. This impacts the air quality around your home, leading to you and your family breathing in harmful toxins and could result in poor health and respiratory problems over time.

Not only this, but incomplete combustion releases harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides which can contribute to air pollution. The release of harmful pollutants into the air can have a huge impact on vegetation, wildlife, ecosystems, and overall, our planet. To avoid damage to yourself and your environment, check out the best kiln dried logs Colchester has to offer here.

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Fireplace damage

Seasoned logs often produce more smoke and ash than kiln dried logs. As well as being harmful to the environment around you, excess smoke and tar can also build up in your chimney and increase the risk of a chimney fire. This will also increase the frequency you have to have your chimney cleaned, which can’t be good for your wallet!

Choosing the highest-quality kiln dried logs Colchester can offer will save you from the hassle and risk involved with burning seasoned logs. With low moisture content and guaranteed supreme quality, check out our shop here for the best logs Essex has.


Kiln dried logs – our choice

Not only are kiln dried logs overall guaranteed to be healthier for your home, better for the surrounding environment and planet, and gentler on your fireplace – but they burn longer and hotter than seasoned wood. Make sure you are getting value for your money and switch to the best logs Essex has to give, supplied by County Logs and Coal!

kiln dried log wood fire

The best premium hardwood kiln-dried logs Colchester from County Logs and Coal

County Logs and Coal only stock the best kiln dried logs Essex has for good reason – we believe it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Although not all seasoned logs are guaranteed to contain moisture, many do.

When you choose County Logs and Coal’s kiln dried logs, you are choosing safer, high-quality wood sourced from trusted suppliers that contain a guaranteed less than 20% moisture level. For the best logs Essex can offer delivered straight to your door, contact our helpful team today!