When it is -25 C outside it’s nice to have a wood-burning oven.
We will pay about 35 euros for one cubic meter of logs (already cut for stove; 33 or 50 cm long), and we will need them about 15 cubic meters for one winter. That amount of logs is enough for heating (our big tile stove/oven) and for our sauna which has fire-heated sauna stove (we’ll go to sauna at least two times per week). The firewood is not the basic heating system in our house; we have electric heaters in every room. Using wood for heating will lower the need of electricity a lot. Our yearly consumption is about 9000 kWh (the same sized houses use in many occasions about 20 000 kWh).
In the future I would like to order full size logs and cut them by myself. That would be much cheaper and I could have something like 100 cubic meters in one order. At the moment I am too busy with the work and with our sons, however, to do that.
We have quite extreme temperature conditions here in the winter time. From -20 to – 25 C is quite usual here, and it has been measured -42 C at our place. That’s the reason we really enjoy the gentle extra warmth what the heating by wood provides to us.