The Benefits of Dried Wood.
It is by far the best value for money availableIt is a sustainable and carbon neutral source of heat.
Long lasting heat and energy value.
Reduces ash and emissions.
Improves storage capability (no mould or degrading).

To run a modern stove efficiently and with fewer maintenance issues the wood must be dry.
If the wood is not dry you get a degrading of combustion efficiency which means your fire produces a dense pall of smoke containing unburned tars and creosotes.
A persons natural response is to over run the stove which increases heat loss up the chimney hense only purchase dried hardwood logs from a reliable source.