We've had a few stories from retailers about customers recently who've been burning the wrong sort of fuel in their stoves which can cause real problems. If you put damp unseasoned wood into your stove, it is much harder for the stove to work efficiently. Damp wood doesn't light well, smokes badly and can stain the glass in the stove window. What's more, it can cause problems that you can't see - filling your chimney with soot and deposits which means it will need sweeping more often in order to avoid the risk of a chimney fire.
People are often surprised at the difference it can make when they start using proper wood. At Fires, Fireplaces and Stoves as well as most retailers across the country, we recommend the kiln-dried wood which we stock in store, along with kindling and flamers firelighters. We've found that once customers try a bag of seasoned or kiln-dried logs, they never want to go back to buying damp wood from their local garage again. It really does make a difference,