Firewood for Fireplaces & Wood Burning Stoves in Wisconsin
Lake Country Firewood supplies wood for efficient home heating to Wisconsin residents. Our wood is clean, dry, and delivered for free when ordered in bulk. We proudly provide firewood to our neighbors across Southeastern Wisconsin for heating their homes.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 2% of Americans heat their primary homes with wood, not including vacation homes and cabins. If you heat your home or cabin with firewood, we can deliver right to your front door. All bulk firewood orders (6-7 cords) come with free delivery to your location of choice.
What is the Best Firewood for Fireplaces?
The best types of firewood for fireplaces are hardwoods including oak, maple, ash, birch, and hickory. Hardwoods are denser than softwoods, burning longer and hotter while leaving behind more coals for easier restarting.
How much firewood do I need for my fireplace?
The amount of firewood you will need will depend on the size of your fireplace and the length of time you plan to use it. A good rule of thumb is to have at least one cord of firewood (128 cubic feet) on hand if you plan to use your fireplace regularly throughout the winter.
Wood Burning Guide for Efficient Home Heating
Below is our guide to wood burning. Check it out to make the most informed wood-buying decision and improve your heating efficiency.
Never burn wet or unseasoned firewood in a fireplace. Wet firewood can contain over 40% of water, which produces more smoke and as a result more creosote. Not only is creosote poisonous for humans to breathe, the buildup of creosote in your chimney can over time become a fire hazard. Other wood variants you should never burn in a fireplace include treated wood, paper with color print, plywood, and Christmas trees.
Is Heating with Wood Worth it?
Heating your home with firewood is a great way to save on utility costs while throwing it back to a more traditional method of bracing cold winter temperatures. If you have a favorite smell and it just happens to be a type of in-home heating firewood, you can’t go wrong heating your home with your hardwood of choice.
Is Firewood Cheaper than Electricity?
When you need to brace for the cold winter weather, purchasing firewood to heat your home can be a money-saving option. Burning firewood on average costs less than running gas or electric heaters, and you won’t have to worry about rising energy costs in the present and future.
How Should I Store Firewood for my Fireplace?
It is important to store firewood off the ground, in a dry location that is protected from the elements. You can use a firewood rack or build a simple shelter using a tarp or a roof.
How do I Properly Maintain my Fireplace and Chimney?
Proper maintenance of your fireplace and chimney is important to ensure that they are safe and efficient. This includes regularly cleaning the fireplace, using a fireplace screen to prevent sparks from flying out and having your chimney inspected and cleaned annually by a professional.
How do I Properly Start a Fire in my Fireplace?
To start a fire in your fireplace, you will need to have a good supply of kindling, as well as some newspaper or firestarter. Begin by crumpling up the newspaper and placing it in the center of the fireplace. Next, add some small sticks of kindling on top of the newspaper. Finally, add some larger logs on top of the kindling. Light the newspaper, and the fire should start to spread to the kindling and logs.
Lake Country Firewood provides the highest-quality wood at the lowest prices in the area. We’re proud to supply firewood to local people and businesses who rely on it most. We deliver right to your door and can stack it for you wherever you store your firewood.
Reach out to us for more information or to place your firewood order.