Due to the recent skyrocketing oil fuel prices, many families are now turning to firewood as an economical fuel alternative. People going out for camps will also prefer using firewood to warm their surroundings when out in the cold. Those who locally burn bricks before selling them also prefer wood to harden the bricks. The reason behind all this preferences is that: wood is an excellent, environmentally-friendly fuel aside from being economical. It is also readily available and most significantly, it is a renewable source of energy. Many people would wish to use firewood but the daunting task is where to buy firewood.
Where to buy firewood is one thing that comes with a lot of things to consider. Some of these factors are; where you are going to burn the firewood, your current location, amount of firewood that you want, the status of the wood(species and whether you want it dry or freshly harvested) and the regional laws in your place. You have to put all these factors into consideration before determining the most appropriate place to buy your firewood.
Where to buy wood can broadly be categorized into three. You can buy wood online, from a forest nearby or from local firewood dealers. You have to be careful when determining where to buy your wood since some places would require that you incur transportation costs. The size of wood pieces that you want can also help you determine the appropriate place to buy wood since some suppliers offer wood pieces as in different sizes. It may be as ricks, truckloads, racks, face cords or bush cords. You first determine the size you want then choose your place to buy.
Online wood buying has to be given unique attention. You must have more details about the kind of firewood that you are buying. You should know the wood species so that you have an idea of the amount of water that it contains when cut which will help you approximate the time it will take to season thus plan when to use it. You should also prioritize suppliers within vicinity so as to take advantage of free home delivery.
Firewood transportation is another issue on its own. Some regional laws prohibit wood transportation as a measure against the spread of pests and diseases from one destination to another. When choosing where to buy your wood be careful lest you be blamed for causing spread of diseases and pests which can be harmful to you and your neighbors.
Another aspect to consider is the price at which each supplier sells wood as it varies from one to another. You should go for the cheapest price at the same time dry and quality firewood to have an efficient fuel. Remember cheap is expensive so be careful not to cheaply buy wood that does not burn.
In conclusion, determining the best place to buy wood is a daunting task that should be put into consideration. Choose the place that satisfies all your requirements and budget. I recommend that you choose the nearest supplier to save on transportation.