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Wood Pellets vs Oil Heat
When considering heating your home with wood pellets vs oil heat your main consideration should be whether you are heating a small area or your entire house.
If you are heating a single living area it may make sense to run a pellet stove to bring up the temperature of the room instead of heating an entire floor or even your entire house. Use our
to determine if heating with with pellets is right for you.
Benefits of Wood Pellets for home heating
Since pellet stove emissions are so low, they can be burned in most areas, even those with burning restrictions.
Only minimal clearance is needed for appliance installation. Because of the near total combustion (about 98.5%) pellet stoves produce virtually no creosote. This also allows installation of pellet stove by direct vent… without a chimney.
Sustainable source of fuel.
Reduced waste destined for landfills and the cost of disposing waste is greatly reduced.
One tone of wood pellets has the head value of about one and a half cords of wood and stacks easily in one third the space This make it possible to easily store fuel for the entire season.
A 40-pound bag of wood pellets produced on average approximately 3 ounces of ash.
An environmentally superior source of heat, C02 neutral both in combustion and storage.
Wood pellets are a clean, environmentally friendly, natural renewable fuel resource.
Wood pellets are generally small- sized, highly dense and compacted unlike other biomass fuels such as wood chips. These characteristics would make a stack of wood pellets easy to store and transport.
Their small, regular and uniform shapes enable them to flow like a fluid resulting on easy feeding on automated heating systems.
Wood pellets are proven effective as a wood fuel. Their low moisture content (humidity is typically 7-8%) does not require a lot of energy to burn it off making them highly efficient burnable material.
Wood pellets are manufactured from pure and non-contaminated woods.
Wood pellets can be used in stoves (pellet stoves models and most traditional stoves), boilers, heating furnaces and similar heating systems. Lots of these appliances are now available in the markets.
Hardwood pellets cost more than soft pellets. They cost more to produce because the raw materials cost more.
Hardwood has been the preferred fuel in wood stoves and fireplaces because it naturally has lower moisture content, is a denser fuel, burns longer, and has hotter coals.
Softwood is know for burning hotter initially, easy to light, having more pitch or sap, more sparks and sound as it burns, but burns up more quickly.
Softwood pellet will produce 10-20% more BTU’s per pound than hardwood pellets depending on the species and create a lighter ash.
A pound of dry hardwood weighs the same as a pound of dry softwood- therefore; you are buying your pellets by the weight, not the volume.
Pellet fuel has been proven to provide the cleanest burn of any solid fuel.
Reduces our dependence on oil and gas
The cost is not dictated by world events; therefore, cost is more affordable and predictable.
Disclaimer: The prices posted on this web site are not independently verified by fuelstart.com
Prices that are posted are subject to change without notice.
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