I built an epic wood shed with a clear polycarbonate roof to keep my firewood super dry and warm. When I tested it with a moisture meter, I got readings of 3% to 7% moisture in the wood (mostly oak, hickory and maple). I was told that was too dry (with 15% to 20% being optimal), and might be why my new fireplace insert is burning TOO COOL--can't get it up to even 500 degrees on the door surface). I had thought that dryer wood simply burns more efficiently, so that the potential problem is that it burns too hot and fast and could damage your stove if you are not careful. I actually split my pieces a bit on the large size to counteract that. So, first question is whether my low temperature problem could be due to my wood being too dry (does not make sense to me), and my bigger question is in general if it really is a problem if wood is too dry--assuming you don't overheat your stove using it.