Here is advice to help you choose the type of firewood that suits your needs.

Knowing the quantity and type of wood offered

Ask vendors to give you the precise dimensions of their cord of wood in order to compare offers.

Find out about the characteristics of various types of wood, in particular their calorific value, which is the heat content per cord. A type of wood with a high calorific value allows for more efficient heating. It generally costs more.

Respecting municipal and national standards

If you opt for a wood-burning stove or fireplace, check the applicable regulations in your municipality. You can get information from the fire department and other sources.

Choose a certified appliance that complies with the Canadian Standards Association standards.


Last update : November 24, 2017

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