I just installed my first wood stove to save on oil costs, and as a long time reader, understand the need for seasoned wood. I have 3 cords of recently cut wood in the yard for 2 and 3 years from now, and am burning Envi-Blocks for this year (cheaper than kiln dried). Question is: I bought a cord of "seasoned" wood from a dealer for next year, knowing it would need more time, and have split it into even smaller sizes than what was delivered to speed the drying process. I have a large unfinished basement that is very dry with low humidity. Am I better off stacking the wood in the basement now, to dry for next year, or outside until next fall, and then bringing back into the house? Does the lack of precipitation exposure in the basement make up for the lack of exposure to sun and wind?