Firewood is an ideal resource for surviving the harsh winter months in Maine, a state renowned for its chilly temperatures and heavy snowfall. The use of firewood offers many benefits that go beyond just providing warmth.
In today’s blog, Boulay Landscaping, located in Wells, Maine, reviews why their many customers make sure to place an order before the winter.
Reasons to Use Firewood
Here are some compelling reasons why firewood remains an essential commodity for winter in Maine:
- Reliable Heat Source: In the midst of frigid Maine and New England winters, having a dependable source of heat is imperative for staying comfortable and safe. Firewood provides a consistent and controllable heat source that can be relied upon even during power outages, making it an invaluable asset for heating homes, cabins, and other living spaces.
- Cost-Effective: Firewood tends to be more cost-effective than many other heating options. For those with access to woodlots or forests, it can often be obtained for free or at a low cost. Even when purchased, firewood is generally more affordable than constantly rising fuel and electricity prices.
- Environmentally Friendly: Burning firewood is a carbon-neutral energy source, as the carbon dioxide released during combustion is offset by the carbon absorbed by trees as they grow. When managed sustainably, firewood production can have minimal environmental impact, making it a greener choice compared to fossil fuels.
- Local Economy Support: The firewood industry in Maine contributes significantly to the local economy. Purchasing firewood from local suppliers helps support small businesses and keeps money circulating within the community.
- Versatility: Firewood is a versatile resource. Apart from heating, it can be used for cooking, providing ambiance in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, and even for recreational purposes like campfires. Its multifunctionality makes it a valuable addition to any household.
- Reduced Carbon Footprint: Unlike long-distance transportation of other fuels, firewood is typically sourced locally, reducing the carbon footprint associated with its production and distribution. This not only benefits the environment but also helps reduce energy-related costs.
- Resilience: In a state known for its harsh winters and unpredictable weather, having firewood as a backup source of heat provides an extra layer of resilience. It ensures that Mainers can stay warm and safe even in the face of extreme conditions or emergencies.
Call Boulay Landscaping to Order Your Firewood
Firewood is not just a means of staying warm during the long cold winters. It’s a versatile, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly resource that supports local communities and fosters resilience. Its importance in our community and a reminder of an enduring symbol of Mainers’ ability to thrive in the face of winter’s challenges.
We offer green or seasoned firewood in oak and maple. Each type of wood has its own unique heating value and flavor when burned. Call us at 207-251-6230 for pricing and to place your order. We also deliver!
When you’re curled up on your couch in front of your roaring fireplace on a wintry afternoon or enjoying the ambiance of a fire on Christmas morning, pat yourself on the back for remembering to order firewood from Boulay Landscaping!