There is nothing quite like the warm crackle of an open fire as the winter weather starts to take hold. For those of us who grew up in the Tri-State area, the memories of nights around the bonfire are synonymous with the holidays. One of my favorite parts of this time of the year has to be roasting s’mores over an open bonfire. The source of this classic childhood enjoyment? Firewood. Firewood has been used as a heat source ever since people discovered fire, & our captivation with wood fires continues. However, understanding the proper procedures & potential uses of this vital fuel can help you get the most out of your kindling.
First, let’s talk about the different types of firewood, hardwood & softwood. While softwood burns quicker & is easier to light, it often has a short burn time. On the other hand, hardwood is known to burn slower, resulting in you getting more use out of your purchases. The dominant wood types in our service areas: Western, CT; Dutchess County, NY; Orange County, NY; Putnam County, NY; Westchester County, NY; Ulster County, NY, is fortunately made up of predominantly hardwood. This allows us at Six Diamonds Tree Services to offer a mix of hardwood in our cords. Our service technicians have years of experience picking the best combination of timber, ensuring the quality of our cords.
Whether using your wood for the outdoor firepit or as a heat source for your home as the temperature drops, there are proper practices to follow to ensure your safety. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an organization under FEMA, Here are a few safety Guidelines:
Make sure your firepit is at least six feet away from your home & or any flammable objects.
Closely watch pets & young children while the fire is still burning.
Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to reduce the number of sparks that can float out.
Put out fires & ensure all embers are extinguished before leaving the fire premises or going to bed.
Beyond the apparent uses you would typically associate with firewood, this year, there has been an increased interest in decreasing energy costs through the use of firewood. This winter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the price of energy in some states to see a 60% increase in charges. So whether or not you plan to utilize this method, it is always good to have wood cords on hand. Here’s why you should choose Six Diamonds Tree Service as your timber supplier this year:
- All of our wood cords are Seasoned.
- All firewood is a mix of hardwood.
- Hand-picked selection using our knowledge of what is best for your home.
- Pieces cut from 16 to 18 inches in length & fit most wood stoves & fireplaces.
- Delivery charges apply; charges vary depending on location.
Purchasing by the cord ensures a stable wood supply for the winter season. Order early to save money & avoid disappointment. We work all winter long & look forward to helping you with your tree service needs! Fully licensed & insured. Over 25 years of experience in our community. Free, no-obligation estimates: (845) 878-7888.