Kiln-drying is a process that removes the water content from wood that has been harvested recently. This means that the water content is a lot lower when compared with firewood that has been traditionally seasoned. This brings about a considerable number of benefits. Read on to discover more.
What is kiln-drying?
The process of kiln-drying wood is vital because it lowers the moisture content of the wood, making it much more suitable for burning. But what actually is kiln-drying?
Well, there are several ways that wood can be dried. Air drying is one of the most popular. This involves the wood being left in an open-air environment until the moisture content reduces.
Kiln-drying, on the other hand, involves the wood being dried in a kiln, which is a furnace. This process is more costly, yet it means that a precise humidity and temperature can be reached. This results in the perfect environment for delivering premium quality, efficient, easy to light, and low-moisture firewood.
The green wood will be cut into pieces and then placed into a firewood kiln. They will dry at 200 – 250° F for a period of 48 to 72 hours.
When air drying wood, you will never be able to reduce the moisture to this extent. Plus, it takes a very, very long time!
The benefits of kiln-dried firewood
Now that you have a better understanding of what kiln-dried firewood is, let’s take a look at the different benefits associated with going down this route:
- Lights easily and demands minimal effort – Compared to air-dried firewood, this type of wood lights very quickly and you’re not going to have to put in as much effort to keep the fire burning.
- You can burn kiln-dried firewood straight away – There is no six to 18 month seasoning period, as is the case with other firewood. As kiln-dried firewood is already at the optimal 20 percent moisture content (or lower!), it is ready to burn from the moment it is delivered.
- More heat – With firewood that has been kiln-dried, all of the energy from the wood is direct to heat production, rather than residual moisture burn-off. This means you are going to be able to achieve a hotter fire using less wood. Not only is the fire of better quality, but this makes kiln-dried wood more cost-efficient and means you don’t have to worry about storing excessive amounts of wood at one time.
- No uninvited pests – Kiln-dried wood also eliminates mold, fungus, and insects from the wood. This reassures you that you won’t bring uninvited pests into your home.
Contact We Supply Mulch Corp for more information
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We have many years of experience in the industry and an excellent reputation to back it up.
Give us a call today at 631-586-5007 to get a quote for the kiln-dried firewood you need.