|Craig, cleaning out the wood pile area|
We've been using our wood stove during the cold months since last year and Craig estimates we save $200/month by using our wood burning stove full-time, with supplemental central gas heating. Our house wasn't optimally designed for a wood burning stove so some of the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms get a little chilly without the extra heat.
My chair at the dinner table is the closest to the stove and warmest!
|My seat is at the far end of the table, nearest the wood stove!|
According to their web site:
Urban Foresters was founded by Ann Arbor native Brad Burton in 1981. While a student at U of M's Forestry School, Brad saw the need for a professional and knowledgeable tree care company in the area.The order was place early Friday morning for 2 face cords of fire wood. The delivery time was set for late Friday afternoon or Monday. Since fire wood did not arrive on Friday, we're hoping for Monday.
A full cord is 4X4X8. But it seems that fire wood is sold by the face cord, which is as wide as a split log (16-20 inches) stacked 4 feet tall and 8 feet long, or about 160 pieces of wood. So a full chord is a bit more than twice a face cord. We were quoted $115 for a face cord delivered and dumped on the driveway.
Craig estimated that a face cord lasts a winter, or about 6 months. So we are saving a fair amount of money using the wood stove over central gas heating.
4832 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 662-1684
Fax: (734) 662-8095
More photos of the fire wood delivery here.