Five essential firewood buying facts

Kiln dried logs are usually more expensive per kWh of heat output than gas central heating.

Burning wood in an open fire or non-exempt wood burner is prohibited in a smoke control area, and almost all of London is covered by smoke control areas.

Levels of small particle PM2.5 pollution can be three times higher in homes using wood burning stoves.

Pollution from domestic wood burning causes the equivalent of 284 deaths per year in London.

The most effective way of reducing air pollution and protecting everyone’s health is simply to avoid burning any wood, coal, or other solid fuels at home.

Read about the health impacts of domestic wood burning here , or read what the British Heart Foundation have to say.

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