Heat Logs vs. Wood: Comparing Heating Options

Heat Logs vs. Wood: Comparing Heating Options
25 May 2024
Heat Logs vs. Wood: Comparing Heating Options

What’s the best way to heat your home? With energy bills remaining high and people looking for solid fuel alternatives to mains gas, we want to let you know what your other options are. 

Homefire wants to examine the differences between wood and heat logs to determine which is the best choice to heat your home and everybody inside it. 


Wood As An Option

For the most traditional way of maintaining a fire that’ll produce beautiful flames with natural scents and aesthetics, many people turn to wooden logs.

It’s so important to make sure the logs you burn are dry. Logs with a high moisture content won’t burn well at all and can emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere and respiratory systems of those nearby. We recommend that you use kiln-dried wood that is Ready to Burn certified as these logs have been dried to a moisture content of below 20%.

You might choose to dry your own wood yourself, which is optimally done in an airy yet covered space like an outdoor shed. The entire process can take around 2 years. However, it’s not always the most practical choice.


Instead, kiln-dried wood makes sure the moisture content gets below 20% for efficiency and safety. This means you can burn the wood in Smoke Control Areas and indoor settings alike without having to worry about health and safety aspects. Just look for the Ready To Burn logo if you want reassurance that your product is safe.

As well as the convenience that it is already sufficiently dried, there are a variety of sizes that kiln-dried wood is supplied in at Homefire, giving the purchaser more choice than heat logs do.


Heat Logs As An Option

As good as wooden logs can seem to burn, you can’t beat the efficiency of Heat Logs. They are the best option for the longest and strongest burn on the market because they are composed of recycled, compressed wood, but the compression process makes sure that these logs are ultra-dry. 

If you’re seeking a more sustainable choice, with a keen eye on your carbon footprint, this may well be the product for you as there are no new trees cut down to produce these logs.

They are a versatile product thanks to being possible to burn them almost anywhere; chimineas, indoor stoves, open fires, you name it. Don’t worry about lighting them either, you would do so in the same way you’d light wood logs, 

Homefire has several choices for you when it comes to Heat Logs too, like Shimada Heat Logs, Eco Fire Logs, and Swedish Torch Logs.


Our Heat Logs vs Wood Verdict

Overall, it depends on what is most important to you. For many, the natural look and aroma that comes with wooden logs can’t be beaten. However, heat logs have a superior performance when compared to their natural counterpart.

Whichever you decide on, you can get the very best products available at Homefire. Explore the entire website to make your choice.

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