Most of my friend laugh at me because I'm a maniac about the wood. I laugh at them when they groan about $350/month electric and gas bills. They groan about about the spare tire around their waist, I laugh as I peer down at my flat belly. I would politely tell the people that want your wood that that is your means of heat. 3 cord is not alot when your in full burn mode. Offer to help them cut and split in the spring and you will not hear from them again. Just my experience.