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Friday 3 November 2017

Softwood vs Hardwood - Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Advise

Hardwood is denser than softwood and contains a higher amount of energy per log. The heat content of softwood is around half the amount of hardwood.
Softwood vs Hardwood - Chimney sweep advise
Softwood vs Hardwood

Typical heat content

Hardwood: 2300kWh/m3
Softwood: 1300kWh/m3

Generally speaking, it would take around double the amount of softwood to attain the same heat output as hardwood. The frequency of refuelling and the amount of logs required to gain the heat will also be a lot higher.

So what's the benefit of softwood?
It tends to set alight a lot more easily than hardwood and burns quicker because of its resin content. This provides better immediate heat therefore is good for
kindling and initial burning.


Use Softwood for kindling and once the fire has started keep the fire going using Hardwood.

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

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