Firewood Heating Values – Species

FIREWOOD HEATING VALUES – SPECIES
HIGH MEDIUM LOW
ASHES BIRCH, PAPER ASPEN
BEECH CHERRY, BLACK BALDCYPRESS
BIRCH, YELLOW ELMS BASSWOOD
BLUE-BEECH HACKBERRY CEDARS
AMERICAN HORNBEAM HOLLY, AMERICAN COTTONWOOD
DOGWOOD MAGNOLIA FIR, BALSAM
HICKORIES MAPLE, RED HEMLOCK
HONEYLOCUST PINE, LOBLOLLY PINE, JACK
IRONWOOD PINE, LONGLEAF PINE, RED
MAPLE, SUGAR PINE, PITCH PINE, VIRGINIA
LOCUST, BLACK PINE, POND PINE, WHITE
OAKS PINE, SHORTLEAF SASSAFRAS
OSAGE-ORANGE PINE, SLASH SPRUCE
PECANS SWEETGUM SYCAMORE
PERSIMMON TUPELO WILLOW, BLACK
WALNUT YELLOW-POPLAR
HEATING SYSTEMS’ EFFICIENCIES
HEATING SYSTEMS EFFICIENCY RANGE* VALUE IN CALCULATION
FIREPLACE 10 TO 15% 10%
BOX STOVE 20 TO 40% 35%
AIRTIGHT STOVE 45 TO 70% 60%
ELECTRICITY 90 TO 100% 90%
NATURAL GAS 60 TO 85% 77.80%
LP GAS 75 TO 80% 78.70%
FUEL OIL 65 TO 85% 82.50%
*NOTE: EFFICIENCY IS AFFECTED BY THE DESIGN AND LOCATION OF THE
SYSTEM, AS WELL AS BY THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
AND INDIVIDUAL USE PATTERN

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