Why Wood Pellets

Choose Wood Pellets Because...

  • Reduces dependence on oil, natural gas and coal, and foreign countries
  • Renewable source of energy
  • Burn longer and stronger than other solid biomass fuels (8,000 BTUs per lb)
  • Better for the environment than fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal
  • Burn cleaner, hotter, and more efficiently than firewood (pellet stoves are 80-90% efficient)
  • Easier to store than firewood—1 ton can fit in a 4’ x 4’ space
  • Less expensive than fossil fuels
  • Tax credits for switching to a wood pellet stove are available
  • Pellet stoves are easier to clean than traditional wood stoves

Classified as a “densified biomass fuel,” wood pellets are a sustainable heating fuel product that reduces pollution and conserves finite supplies of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal. It’s estimated that wood pellets are currently providing clean, efficient heat to approximately 1 million homes and businesses throughout the U.S., with millions more using them around the world.

Wood pellets are an extremely clean source of energy. In fact, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI), when compared to oil, a ton of wood pellets burned to create the same heat energy reduces CO2 emissions by 1.5 tons! And because most wood pellets are made from by-products of other lumber-related industries, they further help the environment as a recycled fuel source—reusing materials already harvested for other purposes. In addition, burning wood fuel pellets for heat instead of oil, natural gas, or coal reduces heating costs and dependence on foreign sources of energy.

Wood pellets burn cleaner, are more convenient, and easier to store than firewood. They produce significantly less ash and particulate waste than firewood, and a ton of wood fuel pellets can easily be stored in a 4’ x 4’ space.