Oak provides a longer burn that has more heat output. We have introduced kiln dried oak logs for customers who use their stoves intensively throughout the day.
Oak burns extremely hot and offers a longer burn than any of the hardwood species. This makes it an ideal wood for an experienced user or someone who uses their stove intensively and burns through logs fairly quickly.
You will find that one of our crates of oak will last a lot longer than a crate of ash logs, which off-sets the extra expense.
Oak logs weigh a lot more than ash or birch, even when they are dried down, and their high-density provides much better value.
Make sure you use smaller pieces when building your fire with oak logs and ensure your stove is burning well when you introduce medium to larger pieces.
Although oak takes a longer time to light and burn with a small flame, it produces more heat once it is established, lasts longer and needs much less tending.