Cost Comparison: Wood Briquettes, Kiln Dried Logs, Oil, Gas & Electricity
Pence per KiloWatt Hour (p/kWh) is the most effective way of measuring the heat output per penny spent. This allows you to compare your wood fuel costs directly with gas and electricity.
Note: It is not all about p/kWh.
1. Dragons Teeth for instance are cheap and excellent as a ‘heat sink’ in the back of the fire, where they will glow steadily for 2 to 3 hours and help create a ‘heart’ in the fire, but most customers do not find them great as a main running fuel where a good flame and intense heat is required. A better choice as a main fuel would be Woodlets, Hotties or Beech Nestro all of which are excellent for generating a consistent flame and heat over a long burn period.
2. UK Hard are great for a small stove, but not economical for a large stove over 5kw, which need a larger briquette. Two UK Hard are not the equivalant of one Beech Nestro because of the increased surface area. For larger stoves choose Beech Nestro, Woodlets, Hotties or Envirobrick.
Please note: Prices correct at time of calculations, June 2022. Please note, all prices are rising and so these figures are a snapshot of the current situation and are subject to change.