Fire has a primal, comforting feeling that goes back to ancient times, and a fireplace or wood heater has always been a popular and economical way to heat a room or home.
The CSIRO and the Australian Firewood Association say firewood is considered the most sustainable, greenhouse-neutral alternative fuel for both heating and cooking.
For lots of us they bring the much-awaited chance to curl up and relax in front of a warming fireplace – preferably with a glass of wine or a hot cup of cocoa and someone you love.