ADVANTAGES OF RED GUM FIREWOOD
Winter is just around the corner and with the temperatures dropping, many homeowners are choosing to keep their homes warm with a sustainable source of firewood. If you’re looking to buy firewood in Mornington, you’ve probably found that there are many options. However, one type preferred by many Victorian homeowners was red gum firewood. Bittern Garden Supplies is a trusted local supplier of red gum firewood for sale on the Mornington Peninsula. Red gum firewood has many advantages, so let’s take a look at some of them.
WHAT IS RED GUM?
A prolific tree found right across Australia with concentrations in northern Victoria, inland New South Wales and as far west as Queensland, red gum firewood has proven to be a versatile wood ideal for wood burning and open fires.
WHY IS WOOD GOOD TO BURN AT HOME?
Popular and readily available, red gum firewood is an ideal choice for Mornington households because:
Red gum firewood burns beautifully with bright flames and does not release too much smoke or ash when burned at high temperatures. Many other types of firewood can produce quantities of smoke or ash that cause smoke haze in the air and hard-to-clean residue on the fireplace surround.
It is cost effective
The density of red gum ensures that it burns longer than many other types of firewood, making it an affordable firewood choice. Additionally, red gum firewood is long-lasting and not easily damaged by downpours or other extreme weather conditions, so you can buy and store it with confidence.
It is environmentally friendly
Not only does red gum firewood produce less smoke and ash, it does not release any harmful pollutants into the air and provides a renewable source of energy that is safe for the environment.
TIPS FOR SELECTING RED GUM FIREWOOD
When buying wood to heat your home this winter, there are a few things to keep in mind. Check if:
Fully matured –
firewood that is still green gives off much less heat than dry wood and also produces more smoke and ash. The wood should be matured for 6 months to 1 year before it is sufficiently dry.
The denser the wood, the more capable it is of producing large, consistent flames for longer periods of time.
Termite Free –
Firewood should be properly stored by the supplier to ensure it is clean and free of pests and termites for a high quality and safe fire.
From a reputable supplier –
this will ensure it is sustainably sourced and produces the perfect flame to keep your home warmer for longer.
Red gum wood, the most popular on the Mornington Peninsula, is ready and waiting for you at Bittern Garden Supplies. Our firewood is chopped, dry and ready to burn and we can deliver it to your door to keep your home warm this winter. Contact us online or call 5983 9779 to order yours today.
Is firewood safe and harmful to the environment?
A study of greenhouse gas emissions from firewood was carried out by the CSIRO in 2003 for the Australian Greenhouse Authority. The report from this study Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Domestic Woodheating shows that firewood can emit less carbon dioxide than all other heat energy sources. In 2011, this study was updated to include greenhouse gases other than CO2, methane and carbon monoxide. This updated study found that including these gases did little to change the original findings.
- Store firewood in a dry, ventilated place.
- Never burn painted or treated wood.
- Get a wood splitter to create smaller pieces and stack them on the front of the wood pile.
- This makes starting a fire much easier and faster.
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