Pellet fuel is a renewable, clean-burning and cost stable home heating alternative currently used throughout North America. It is a biomass product made of renewable substances – generally recycled wood waste. There are currently more than 600,000 homes in North American using wood pellets for heat, in freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts and even furnaces. Pellet fuel for heating can also be found in such large-scale environments as schools and prisons. North American pellets are produced in manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States. In short, pellet fuel is a way to divert millions of tons of waste from landfills and turn it into energy.
Pellet fuel for home heating can be burned in a freestanding pellet stove, fireplace insert or a furnace. A pellet stove looks much like a wood stove, but is automated. Heating a home with pellet fuel requires only the ability to add pellets into a hopper, set the desired heat output and provide necessary appliance maintenance, such as cleaning out an ash pan. All other aspects of the heating process occur automatically. Pellet stoves and fireplace inserts come in a wide range of styles, sizes and finishes.
Check the price comparison chart below to see if adding another heat source is right for you.
Wood Pellet Cost Comparison.
|Pellet Stove @ $200.00/ton||Oil Heat @ $2.00/gallon||Oil Heat @ $2.50/gallon||Oil Heat @ $3.00/gallon|
|Cost per BTU = $14.25||Cost per BTU = $18.12||Cost per BTU = $22.64||Cost per BTU = $27.17|
|Propane @ $1.75/gallon||Propane @ $2.00/gallon||Propane @ $2.50/gallon|
|Cost per BTU = $20.09||Cost per BTU = $22.96||Cost per BTU = $28.64|