2 Aspects to Consider When Choosing Your Eco Logs South Africa
Trying to find good quality firewood for your fireplace shouldn’t be difficult. Most people want to get the most return for the price they pay. Although finding the cheapest bag can be beneficial financially, other aspects should be taken into consideration when choosing your eco logs South Africa.
When choosing firewood, you start by looking for the closest place with the lowest prices, right? That is what most people would do. Although those factors are critical, you will have a better experience taking these two considerations into account when purchasing your firewood:
- Type of Wood
- Value for Money
Working within your limitations is essential. You don’t want to spend unnecessary amounts on acquiring the best firewood when you can’t afford it.
Type of Wood
Most people don’t worry about the kind of firewood they purchase, as long as it burns. The type of Wood has an impact on other aspects of the fire making process.
Depending on the Wood, you may need to use additional firelighters or kindling to get the fire going. Different wood types may require some extra elbow grease like fanning the flame to help the wood burn.
Eco logs would be considered a combination of hardwood and softwood. The composition of an eco-log is usually the sawdust by-product from the manufacturing process. The sawdust is compressed at high pressures to create a compact log.
Good Wood’s manufacturing process uses pine shavings, which is a softwood. This gives it the ability to light quickly and relatively easily, which is fantastic for starting the fire. Due to the log being highly compact, it burns for a duration of longer than 2 hours and at a higher ambient temperature than the two types of Wood above.
There is very little smoke produced due to the absence of sap and our eco logs South Africa leave less than 4% ash, which makes clean up a breeze.
The benefits of hardwood are that it usually burns for a longer duration and at higher temperatures. The issue with hardwood is the lengthy durations during the ignition phase.
Besides the Wood producing large amounts of smoke and is usually expensive, it does create large pieces of ash. As a result, the cleaning process is relatively simple, but the ash does take up a lot of space.
Softwood is considered the opposite of hardwood. It burns relatively quickly, which makes getting the fire started easier. The downside of this type of wood is that the wood burns for a short duration.
There is an abundance of smoke which could cause creosote to build up within your fireplace due to the sap found within the Wood. This Wood is usually the cheapest but produces relatively fine ash. The cleaning up process can be quite cumbersome due to the ash properties and residue left by the creosote.
Value for Money
When purchasing your firewood, you should think about the value for money you are getting. Value for money considers the entire process of a fire. From the moment you leave your house to find or purchase Wood to the moment you are disposing of the ashes.
Considering all these factors will give a clear indication of your final value for money:
Everyone will prioritise these factors differently, but they will impact on your holistic approach to the buying decision.
For example, purchasing Wood for R400, which burns for 5 hours, versus spending R400 for a fire that lasts for two hours, your value for money is R80/hr vs R200/hr respectively. You are getting better value for money in the first scenario compared to the second.
Convenience looks at the prices associated with fetching or getting the Wood delivered to you. Remember, the extra costs contribute to the overall cost of the Wood purchased. If you fetch the Wood yourself, additional fees could be fuel, vehicle maintenance as well as total time spent.
Having your Wood delivered to you which Good Wood does, will increase overall costs but decrease the time you spend in the car. The logs are also compact, which makes them easy to snap, saving you time. Chopping Wood into the required size has become a thing of the past.
A resource is any item used to contribute to the success of making a fire. Questions to consider could be firelighters and kindling. Purchasing a cheap bundle of Wood saves on the price of Wood but requires more resources. The amount of money you would spend on additional resources for the fire is not worthwhile.
Utilising the money on logs with fast lighting properties is the better approach. Allowing you to reduce the overall money spent, improving the value you gain in return.
The quality of the product directly contributes to the amount of Wood required. If you purchase hardwood, you will need more starting materials. Buying softwood which burns quickly, need more logs to keep the fire going.
The quality of your firewood contributes significantly to the amount of firewood or other resources required. Good Wood’s logs give you the best of both worlds.
They light quickly to get the fire going, which requires less kindling and firelighters. Burn for extended durations which means you need fewer logs to keep the fire lit. The quality of flames compares to those you see in the movies, mesmerising and full of life.
Overall, considering the two main factors, choosing Good Wood logs is the way for you to go. Ultimately, providing better value for money due to the multitude of properties within each log. It would be ill-advised not to consider Eco logs.
Good Wood firewood proves that making a fire shouldn’t be stressful and rather enjoyable for all involved.