Wood pellets are a cost effective solution to your home heating needs. Learn about how many wood pellets you need to heat your home.
What are Wood Pellets?
Energy Pellets of America makes our premium wood pellets from shipping pallets that are no longer useful in the shipping industry. The pallets are broken down into a sawdust-like material, then compressed into pellet shapes. The pellets can be burned in pellet stoves, furnaces and boilers. Pellets can also be used as energy to run generators, fuel backpacking stoves and more.
Wood pellets are a biomass fuel. This means wood pellets are a renewable resource. Wood pellets are carbon neutral. This means they are made from sustainable sources and burning pellets emits less carbon than fossil fuels.
How Many Wood Pellets Do You Need to Heat a Home?
This question holds a few variables that may affect different consumers answers. For example if you are someone who likes your home warm enough to wear summer clothing inside in the winter then you will consume more wood energy pellets to maintain your comfort level than someone who wears flannel in the winter. If you own an older generation wood pellet stove or furnace the efficiency rating may not be as high as the latest generation of heating appliances. If you have a very large home or a very small home, wood pellet consumption will differ accordingly. According to the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) the average homeowner will need 2 to 3 tons of wood pellets to heat their home annually. While “average” is not specifically defined most pellet stove and boiler manufacturers use between 1,500 – 2,500 square feet of living space as their guidelines.
Energy Pellets of America sells wood pellets in 40 lb bags or by the ton. A ton of wood pellets comes on a pallet or skid, and includes 50, 40 lb bags. This means 100 to 150 bags of pellets or 2 to 3 pallets of pellets each year. A ton of wood pellets comes on a pallet or skid, and includes 50, 40 lb bags. The average homeowner will need 2 to 3 tons of wood pellets to heat their home annually, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI). This means 100 to 150 bags of pellets or 2 to 3 pallets of pellets each year.
You’ll find many benefits to heating your home, business or commercial site with wood pellets. Heating with pellets will help you:
- Reduce your carbon footprint and cut your impact on global warming
- Save money on heating costs. The average homeowner can save nearly $700 per year by heating with pellet fuel instead of oil or propane according to the PFI
- Offer a cleaner-burning alternative than cord wood, oil or propane
Additionally, Energy Pellets of America’s unique wood pellet delivery service makes our pellets accessible to buyers across the country. Place your order today to start heating with Energy Pellets of America’s premium fuel pellets.