A roaring fire in a woodburning stove

Lighting a Wood Burning Stove

We have now drifted into autumn, leaving summer behind us. The mornings have become chilly and we realise winter is just around the corner.

Log burning stoves have made a recent comeback into the many homes of London and the rest of the UK. Using a log stove can save on heating bills and still keep the winter chill at bay, making your home cosy and warm throughout the winter months.

But how can you light your stove in the most efficient way? It can take a bit of practice, but here are some guidelines to help you out:

Hardwood logs tend to come from trees such as oak, beech and ash. They are denser than softwood logs, which means they are generally heavier and overall, produce more energy. Because they burn longer, you wouldn’t need to use as many of them as softwood logs.

Softwood logs come from trees like pine, larch and spruce. They are far easier to light and get the fire going, and are usually cheaper to buy.

Both types are great to use on log burning stoves and will help to heat up your home in no time!