We have just been using BIO BLOCKS to heat our house this year. We didn’t even fill the fuel oil tank. (very expensive!)
Started about the first week in October till about now and have been very impressed for a number of reasons:
- They burn very hot and last very long.
- I fit them all on my wood rack in my garage. When using wood I would need to fill that rack almost weekly. A lot of hassle and mess. And for me that meant running to my parents where the wood was stored and hauling it back.
- I just emptied out the ashes this past week for the first time and we have a fairly small fireplace. That is amazing considering I would have to empty 1-2 times a week with the wood we had been using.
- The nicest thing that I have found is that it is pretty easy to have enough coals in the morning to easily start a fire. This is important when I need to go to work quickly and my wife needs to get the fire going or I don’t have a lot of time. Before this was a hassle, because it was harder to keep the wood burning through the night without waking up in the middle of it to put more in.