With January now behind us, it’s time to focus on how you can make February comfortable for you and your family. While January is usually a cold month, we have seen it unseasonably dry and warm this year, which could lead to us having a colder than average February. So how can you heat your home?
Stocking Up On Logs
In preparation for the colder weather, we have called in a stockpile of kiln-dried hardwood logs. Ready to be delivered straight to the doors of our customers, allowing them to heat their homes, without suffering the impact of the rising energy prices that we have seen in recent months.
With these prices increasing, we are hoping that many people will start to consider using their log burners more, particularly when they are predominantly using one room of the house.
Ordering a large bulk bag of logs from Staffordshire Skip Hire can help you prepare for cold days, while also reducing your overall fuel bill.
Storing Your Logs
In 2021 the UK government took their clean air strategy up another notch by stopping the sale of wet logs and coal to the general public. This was with the aim to reduce air pollution from those homes that would burn these wet logs.
However, for many, the issue comes when they are storing their logs at home. Many people with a log burner invested in an outdoor log store, which has an open front, and usually not raised base. These log stores then allow the elements to affect the logs, thus leaving them damp, even after they have arrived kiln dried.
This means that we have changed the recommendation to keep your logs indoors where possible. This can include in your garage, your shed, and even your conservatory (as these are seldom used in the winter.
The warmer you can keep your logs the better, however, we know that this isn’t always possible, particularly when you order them in bulk, saving you a few pennies.
Of course, you will need to prepare these areas ready for the arrival of your bulk order of logs. This is where skip hire Stoke-on-Trent can help. Getting in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, we can help you to find the right skip to remove the waste from your space, allowing you to create your perfect log store.
Why We Recommend Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs
There are a number of times that you will see kiln-dried hardwood logs recommended to you, but have you read why?
Firstly, kiln-dried means that they have had the majority of the moisture removed from them. Should the logs have been burnt with this moisture, they would have released a number of harmful particles into the air, which could be detrimental to the health of you and your family. It also removes a significant amount of organisms that would call these logs home.
Secondly, we recommend hardwood logs as they offer a significantly longer burn time. These logs can offer up to 5 hours of burn time, which in many cases is more than double what softwood offers. However, you will need some form of quality kindling to get this lit as they are more difficult to get a good fire going.
Pairing your hardwood logs and smokeless coal offers you high quality and long-lasting fire, to heat your home in the most economical way possible this February.
Logs From Staffordshire Skip Hire
Whether you are looking for a smaller netted bag of logs, or a bulk bag of logs, here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we have them ready and waiting for both collection and delivery. Don’t forget to pick up your kindling and smokeless coal too. Get your and your family prepared for the cold snap this February.
If you are interested in hiring a skip to help get your log store clear for your log delivery get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire for skip hire Werrington today. We have a vast range of skips to help you remove all types of waste, no matter the amount of waste we have a collection of mini skips, midi skips and large skips to suit your needs.
For more information on skip hire prices, please visit our skip hire service page.