The types of firewood

What are the different types of firewood and what are their approximate prices in relation to the energy they can provide?

The reader will carefully read the introduction to this “wood heating” dossier: why choose firewoodFor any questions on wood heating, see our forum heating and insulation.

Summary

Currently there are 4 types of firewood:

- Traditional logs for wood heating

- The wood chips to wood heating = more or less large wood chips. Their name comes from the fact that they are generally carried out directly in the forest during the cutting thanks to chippers on site.

- The pellets or wood pellets made from sawdust (sawmill waste). Their size is 6 or 8 mm in diameter and their length is a few cm maximum (see standards). Contrary to what one might think their cohesion is achieved only by sintering (compression) there is no glue-type binder. Learn more about the properties and standards for wood pellets.

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- The sticks or wood briquettes: the technique is the same as for pellets except that their size is much larger and each briquette can contain the energy equivalent of a log.

compressed wood briquettes

Bigbag of compressed wood briquettes

Links and references to learn more

- Why choose wood heating?
- A few calorific energy and powers of different woods.
- Download documents on firewood and wood heating
- The chemical properties of firewood
- Comparison of energy prices
- Read a complete file on the Heating with pellets by realization and presentation of the pellet boiler
- The properties and standards for wood pellets.
- Evolution of the price of pellets and comparison relative to oil, gas and electricity
- Forum on wood heating
- wood heating pollution

Other links for more information on wood heating

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1) The choice of material:

- How to correctly choose a heater with wood? (Stove, boiler or boiler)
- List of stoves and boilers labeled "Green Flame"
- Help and advice for choosing a wood stove
- Choose the power of his wood stove
- The normalized power heaters Wood
- Choosing a wood boiler

2 Heating with wood every day: maintenance and improvements:

- The different types and prices of firewood fuel
- Heating and wood fireplace: How to avoid chimney fires. Maintenance and dimensions
- Regulation about the chimneys, the standards and the law
- Make a hot water collector on a wood stove
- The manufacture of pellets: diagram of a factory

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3) The pollution of wood heating:

- Wood heating and pollution on health
- wood heating pollution
- Atmospheric emissions of firewood and biomass energy

4) Feedback from wood heating experiences:

- Complete file on the presentation of a pellet boiler installation at a private home
- Presentation and photos of another pellet boiler installation in Alsace at a private home
- Presentation of a wooden and solar house
- Auto installation of our wood boiler Deom Turbo explanations and mounting scheme
- effective yield estimate of our stove Boiler Turbo Deom
- Forum wood heating and insulation

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