Wood Pellet Fuel Facts
There are two grades of wood pellets - standard and premium. The difference is the amount of ash content. Premium will have 1% or less. Standard will be slightly higher at 3%. That and the amount of hardwood is the only things you need to make a valid wood pellet fuel comparison. Everything else should be about the same.
Typically sold in 40 pound bags, wood pellet fuel can be found a stove suppliers, feed or farm supply stores, or your local home center.
Prices vary by season. But to give you an idea of pellet fuel price you'll find the average ranges between $150-$225 per ton. 40 pound bags of pellets are easy-to-handle and easy-to-store. A ton of pellets can easily fit in a closet. In a stack 4 feet by four feet. So smart consumers, with a dry place to store them, often buy in the off season and save even more on their home heating costs.
Pellets also offer the advantage of being highly combustible. That's because they have lower moisture content than chord wood. Giving you a clean burning, low emission heat source.
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