What Wood Burns the hottest?

Do you use firewood to heat your home?  Have you noticed what wood burns the hottest and what burns the worst?

So What Makes Good Firewood?

What makes some types of firewood better in burning than others?  Two factors make firewood different – water content and density.  

The hottest burning wood is Hardwood.  Hardwoods like ash, birch, oak, maple, and most fruit trees are the best burning woods that will give you the hottest and longest burning time.

What Wood Burns the Hottest?

We cannot exhaust this list, but we will try to name a few that can guide you in searching for good wood.

Examples of Wood that Burns Hottest

Comparing Wood by Its Heat Energy

Not all hardwoods and softwoods are created equally.  Some burn far better than others, while others produce more heat. 

Make sure your wood is dry.  Do not burn green or insufficiently dried wood.  It produces less heat and more smoke – creosote than the well dried or seasoned wood.

Ensure Your Wood Burns Well

It is important to use only the firewood that burns well and produces a good amount of heat, as we have seen above.  However, you ought to avoid using woods because they will not give you a good amount of heat and will instead produce a lot of smoke.

Woods to Avoid

With the little or much knowledge we have discussed above, you will now be careful to choose the wood that burns the hottest with little pollution.