Burn Wise\r\nMoisture Meters\r\nBurn Wise suggests: Test your wood with a moisture\u00a0meter\r\n\r\nBurning wet wood is detrimental to the efficient use of\u00a0 a wood burning device. This is because of its effects on air quality. In general, smoke from burning wood is harmful on the respiratory system. Burning wet wood however, actually becomes a more harmful pollutant and can even get you sick.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRemember:\r\n\r\n \tOnly burn wood that is properly dried.\r\n \tCut your wood into a variety of size but no more than a 6" inch wedge (visualized in the video below).\r\n \tStack your wood away from your home and other buildings on wood pallets with the wedge side facing down.\r\n \tCover the wood with a tarp or wood shed, but leave the sides uncovered so air circulates.\r\n \tGive the wood enough time to dry. (Softer woods take about 6 months, harder woods take about a year)\r\n\r\nIf the wood is cracking on the end, this generally means to dry enough to burn.\r\n\r\nThe Environmental Protection Agency describes\u00a0how\u00a0to use a moisture meter to determine the wood's moisture level. It then provides information about seasoning firewood.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/yo1--Zrh11s\r\n\r\nMake sure you check out our YouTube\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/user\/askthechimneysweep\r\n\r\nAnd other blogs\r\n\r\n?