If you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove in your home, there is nothing nicer than having the fire lit on a cold winter’s day or making a room cosier in the evenings. In the UK and Ireland, most of us will have the heating on from October right through to March or April, so heating your home each year is expensive consuming a lot of fuel.
With almost half of adults finding it difficult to afford their energy bills and struggling with the rising cost of living, we are hearing many stories of people holding off on turning the heating on, and even more stories of people deciding that they will layer up with additional clothing and blankets this year to try and reduce their energy bills.
Log Splitter: An alternative to ever-rising fuel costs
One alternative to ever rising fuel costs is to light your fire more often and enjoy that cosy warmth that nothing only a fire can provide. Buying firewood can also get expensive so one option is to split your own, the only downside being the back breaking work required to swing a hatchet all day long.
Well, a solution is available – Hire a log splitter and take the back ache and sweat out of this task. So, if you have no plans this weekend, why not hire a log splitter and get the satisfaction of heating your home using a renewable source this Winter.
Hiring the correct log splitter
Depending on how big your property is and how often you light the fire will of course determine how much fire wood you will need to see you through the winter.
You can access logs from a variety of sources including from a local farmer who may have fallen trees that he needs rid of or you can simply purchase logs from a local supplier.
Different Log splitters are available to hire depending on the quantity and size of the logs you have to split. For small logs, electric versions are available to hire that will easily fit into a small van or mid-sized car.
For larger tasks, towable versions are available, powered by an on-board petrol engine and the ability to split logs up to 60cm in length. These powerful machines with 20tonne hydraulic rams make light work of splitting the largest trucks and eat through a large quantity of timber in a short space of time.
Easily towed behind any vehicle, you can collect a towable log splitter from any of our Cookstown, Mallusk or Castlereagh depots.
Available as part of our Weekend Saver, you can collect and tow away your hired towable log splitter away from 4pm on a Friday and return Monday morning, paying for only one day’s hire.
Get yourself equipped with ear protectors, boots, gloves and eye protection and spend the weekend splitting perfectly sized logs to heat your home and enjoy the warmth this winter.