Why This Special Firewood Burns Twice as Long

Why This Special Firewood Burns Twice as Long

Firewood that burns longer and cleaner can save you time and effort, as well as help you stick to your green lifestyle and maintain a cleaner, mold free storage space.

TimberSmart briquettes make for a cleaner fire and burn twice as long, which makes the whole experience that much nicer.

DENSE AND EASY

Denser firewood burns longer because there’s more mass to burn.

Denser fuel means a longer fire you can enjoy without piling on more.

TimberSmart bricks are exactly what they sound like, simple bricks of uniform size and composition that do better in your fire than split log firewood. Just kindle your fire, put on some TimberSmart and lounge for awhile. This type of fuel wood burns twice as long as regular wood, so you can keep your home toasty for the entire winter without having to chop and season multiple cords of wood.

ORDERLY AND TIDY

One of the best things about escaping the city is that you can indulge in an open-air wood fire. One annoyance is loading up your entire trunk with heavy, sliver-causing, dusty firewood.

With TimberSmart recycled wood briquettes you can get more fire with less fuel, leaving more space for the comforts your family wants to bring to the campsite. There’s minimal mess because these briquettes are packaged in heat shrunk plastic. Also, since they’re shaped like bricks you can just stack them up in a nice wall or pyramid shape. When you head back to the city, bring your leftovers and stack them cleanly in the corner of the family room – no mess.

You also don’t have to worry about smoking or sooting up your home with TimberSmart. The high burn temperature means a lot less soot and smoke comes from your fire.

BUG-FREE AND MOVABLE

When you stack and cure firewood in your garage, it attracts insects. The nooks and crannies between each piece of wood make for great micro-condos.

TimberSmart bricks stack perfectly and are so dry, no creatures would want to move in if they could.

If your family gets squeamish around bugs and you get squeamish about a winter without a soothing fire, this is your solution!

ECO-CONSCIOUS

TimberSmart wood products are incredibly green.

They are made of leftover sawdust from wood products manufacturing from that would otherwise be considered landfill.  They are carbon neutral  meaning the carbon released is equal to the carbon absorbed by new tree growth.  With TimberSmart products you don’t have to feel bad about having a nice wood fire.

A clean and easy-to-store set of fire briquettes is just what you need. So try out TimberSmart, and see how much fun it is having a clean, gorgeous fire without doing a lot of work.

Choosing between freestanding stove fuel types

Choosing between freestanding stove fuel types

When selecting a stove to heat a room or a larger portion of your home, the type of fuel you burn is one of the major characteristics you’ll be considering. Today, the three most popular types of fuel include wood, gas and pellets.

Each type offers benefits as well as disadvantages, so getting to know the different types and their respective advantages can help ensure the stove you choose is the best one for your needs.

WOOD

Few things in life conjure up more romantic, rugged images of self-sufficiency and hominess than the thought of a wood fire crackling away. Wood is, of course, the traditional fuel choice and it remains one of the most popular.

Today’s stoves that burn wood must be designed to meet or exceed emissions standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and that means they’re much more efficient at burning fuel and producing heat than old-fashioned wood-burning stoves. Wood-burning stoves are available in many styles and materials, including steel, cast iron, and soapstone. Some stoves can be loaded from the top or side instead of from the front. In addition, some new stoves are available with electric ignitions, which makes getting your fire started a snap.

The primary disadvantage of a wood stove is acquiring and storing the wood. You must have a ready supply of wood cut to the proper lengths and properly aged as well as a dry place for storage. Unless you want to have wood cut and delivered during winter when prices are at their peak, you also need to plan ahead to ensure you have enough cordage on hand to last through the heating season. The type of wood is not as important as its state of dryness.

GAS

Especially in recent years, many homeowners desire the beauty of a fire without the inconvenience of gathering, cutting and storing fuel that’s associated with wood stoves.

Gas stoves offer a wide range of features that allow the homeowner to adjust the amount of heat being provided, including variable speed fans, heat output controls and flame height adjustment controls. Many stoves allow these features and others to be controlled remotely which means you can adjust heat and appearance while you lounge on the sofa. Direct-vent models can be installed without the need of a separate chimney, and can be installed on interior walls. Both LP and natural gas models are available, and like wood stoves, many gas stoves are offered in a wide range of styles and finishes.

The primary disadvantage of a gas stove is the lack of “crackle and flicker” and traditional ambience associated with burning wood; in addition, if you own wooded acreage or have access to well priced local fuel, you may find a wood stove costs less to operate.

PELLETS

Pellet stoves are especially popular among homeowners looking for an eco-friendly way to heat their homes. Made of recycled and pressure-condensed sawdust and wood scraps and byproducts from which most of the moisture has been removed, pellets tend to burn hotter and cleaner than traditional wood. Like cord wood, pellets produce enough heat to warm large spaces and the heat output can be controlled by the rate at which pellets are burned. Like gas stoves, pellet stoves can vent out a wall and they can be placed on interior walls. They’re also available in several styles.

The primary drawback of this style is the cost of the pellets, which tend to be more costly than wood. If you have natural gas available, burning pellets is not a good choice as the cost of generating heat will be less with natural gas.

DO YOU NEED HELP CHOOSING YOUR IDEAL FUEL?

Contact us, or stop by our Sudbury showroom to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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Testimonials

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Dear Nordic Energy

Thank you so much for wonderful service on 2 fireplaces and Special thanks to Shawn. He is an exceptional person. He was so pleasant, courteous and polite. I've never seen such a remarkable young person in any business! He could certainly pass for my Grandson any day.I thank him for detecting the Gas leak - I've complained about this odor for many years, and no one else could smell it. Also, thank you for allowing him to correct the problem. I will certainly promote your business & Service to everyone! Again, Many thanks

Valor Horizon

"Granny" & recent widow, June 6, 2013

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"Granny" & recent widow, June 6, 2013

Valor Horizon
Dear Nordic Energy Thank you so much for wonderful service on 2 fireplaces and Special thanks to Shawn. He is an exceptional person. He was so pleasant, courteous and polite. I've never seen such a remarkable young person in any business! He could certainly pass for my Grandson any day.I thank him for detecting the Gas leak - I've complained about this odor for many years, and no one else could smell it. Also, thank you for allowing him to correct the problem. I will certainly promote your business & Service to everyone! Again, Many thanks

Looking Forward to Using Our New Fireplace!

The guys from Nordic Energy Systems were really good. We called them to install a new fire place/chimney. Going into the project I was a little bit worried. We had a brand new steel roof and I was afraid it might get messed up during the installation, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything looks great!

Neil L., Sudbury, ON

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2017-06-15T20:42:12+00:00

Neil L., Sudbury, ON

The guys from Nordic Energy Systems were really good. We called them to install a new fire place/chimney. Going into the project I was a little bit worried. We had a brand new steel roof and I was afraid it might get messed up during the installation, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything looks great!
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