Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between kiln dried and air dried firewood?
Kiln dried firewood is dried in large kiln ovens rather than being left to dry by the sun and wind. It has a lower, more even moisture content than air dried wood. Kiln dried firewood is suitable for any type of fire. Kiln dried wood should be kept inside or under cover if stored outdoors. Air dried firewood is naturally seasoned outdoors. The sun and wind evaporate the water out of the wood to prepare it for burning. Air dried firewood is suitable for any type of fire, but we recommend the Kiln Dried product if you plan on using it to cook.
How much wood should I order?
The kiln dried and air dried firewood will last an equal amount of time. If you typically enjoy 1 or 2 fires per week, a 1/2 cord should last the winter season (November to March). If you typically enjoy 3 or more fires per week, we suggest ordering a full cord to last the winter season (November to March).
Where do you put the firewood when you deliver it?
Beech Hill Firewood will contact you for the exact location you would like your firewood delivered. A delivered load is set in the driveway and we need truck access to complete the delivery. A stacked load can be set inside or outside the home and we require wheelbarrow access.
Will you deliver up flights of stairs or down into basements?
Yes, and elevators too.
How often should the chimney be cleaned?
A minimum of once a year is recommended to prevent creosote buildup
How does burning firewood affect the environment?
Chimney Safety Institute of America states that unlike the burning of fossil fuels, burning firewood releases no more harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than would be released if the wood were to simply rot on the forest floor.
How much do you charge for delivery?
No Fee ( Belmont - Brighton - Brookline - Canton - Dedham - Hyde Park - Jamacia Plain - Mattapan - Milton - Needham - Newton - Norwood - Roslindale - Roxbury - Waltham - Watertown - Wellesley - Weston - West Roxbury - Westwood )
$50 for ( Arlington - Downtown Boston - Cambridge - Charlestown - Dorchester - Dover - Lexington - Natick - Somerville - South Boston )
$75 for ( Bedford - Braintree - Burlington - Concord - Framingham - Lincoln - Medfield - Medford - Quincy - Sherborn - Wakefield - Wayland - Winchester - Woburn )
$100 for ( Acton - Chelsea - East Boston - Everett - Malden - Melrose - Millis - Norfolk - Randolph - Reading - Revere - Sharon - Stoneham - Stoughton - Sudbury - Walpole - Winthrop )
$125 for ( Harvard - Hingham - Holliston - Hopkinton - Hull - Weymouth )