Free Delivery with Savings Plan Enrollment

How It Works:

You call us to help you create your personalized Flex Savings Plan. We designed this budget plan with our customers in mind – which is why you get to choose everything. You pick your start date, your monthly deposit amount, and the method of payment.

Each month, on the date you chose, your deposit is automatically processed and stored as a credit on your Woodpellets.com account. You will be sent an email receipt, and you can always call us or simply login to track your Plan.

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Whenever you’re ready to order, your account credit is available to apply to your order balance. If you signed up during a promotion, you’ll receive Free Value Delivery on that order because you enrolled in the Flex Savings Plan!

As long as your monthly deposit is at least $25, you can adjust the amount at any time.

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Learn More About the Flex Savings Plan

Free Value Delivery offer valid with initial plan enrollment by 2/28/17, after 3 months of deposits of at least $25 or more, on orders of 3+ tons. Deluxe and Premier delivery have a small additional charge. Any remaining balance after credit is applied is due at time of order. Monthly deposit amounts can be changed at any time. Free Value Delivery offer cannot be combined with other offers.

How Heavy Snow Can Affect Your Wood Pellet Stove

Pellet Stove Vent BlockageThe venting on your wood pellet stove can be installed horizontally, vertically or both. The exterior vent allows for proper air flow within the stove, and for the escape of exhaust. If it’s blocked by dense snow – your stove’s ability to ignite and/or stay burning efficiently could be hindered.

A common exhaust setup is horizontal – straight through the exterior wall (See Fig. A). If your wood pellets aren’t burning through fully – this blockage could be the reason…because the exiting air is an important part of your stove’s operation.  (See Figure B).

A similar kind of venting is through the wall with a vertical rise (See Figure C). Vertical piping raises the exhaust further up the exterior wall. This kind of setup creates less risk of snow blockage. However, there’s a possibility of some blockage by strong snow drifts, or a very large snow accumulation.

Pellet stoves can also have exhaust vents exiting through the roof – with some variations  (See Figure D). If your roof has heavy snow piled up that hasn’t slid off or been pushed off, the vent could be blocked.

Proper air flow is key for efficient pellet stove operation. Make sure to check for blockage – no matter how your stove is vented.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your pellet burning experience. 

Woodpellets.com Quality Certified fuels are backed by a Quality Guarantee, which is valid for a full 30 days after your delivery date.

 

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Woodpellets.com Take Ten Sale Ends February 24th!

Sale Ends February 24th!

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Order must be placed on or before 2/24/17. Customer’s credit amount is determined by the number of tons in the order placed between 2/6/17 and 2/24/17. The credit will be issued to the customer’s account for use after delivery has been completed. Offers cannot be combined. Account credit cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer not valid on pickup orders.

“How Do You Stack Up?” Photo Contest!

Stack Up Photo Contest

WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

We want to see your stacking and storing techniques! Send us a picture of your pellet and/or wood bricks supply to enter the 2017 “How Do You Stack Up?” Photo Contest! There are two different ways to enter for the chance to WIN!

1. Like the Woodpellets.com Facebook page, and comment on this post with your photo!

2. Or, email your photo submission to Sales @ Woodpellets.com! (with no spaces)

Our favorite will be chosen on 2/15/17, and the winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com digital gift card!

An Informed Wood Pellet Burner is a Successful Wood Pellet Burner

Wood Pellet Colors
If you purchased the pellet stove in your home, you probably did a lot of research by reading reviews, comparing prices, learning about available features, and so on. How much do you look into pellets before you make a purchase? It’s a good idea to check out the brand’s heat and ash specifications before you buy. The higher the ash percentage, the more leftover ash you’ll experience – which correlates to how frequent your cleanings will be. Higher quality pellets have lower ash percentages, which means less maintenance for you. As for the heat output, the higher the BTU/lb number, the hotter the burn of course.

Wood Pellet SizesUnlike with firewood, it’s important to know that density is not a factor you have to consider when deciding between hardwood and softwood pellets. Regardless of the wood type used in manufacturing, the pelletizing process produces pellets with the same density. However, because softwood contains more resin than hardwood, softwood has a higher heat content per unit of mass - which makes softwood pellets a popular choice among most pellet stove owners.

Naturally, you won’t know what type and/or brand of pellets is best for your home (and your budget) until you run your own tests. Just remember that if you’re buying the cheapest pellets with lower heat output and higher ash specifications – you shouldn’t expect the same results as the higher quality options available. But if you’ve always burned the same brand, and your ash level is higher than usual or the heat isn’t the same – the culprit could be a couple of things. First, try adjusting your stove controls and see if there’s an improvement. Blower settings are often to blame for burn issues. 

If you’ve made some adjustments and you’re still experiencing inconsistencies with the same brand you’ve used before – consult with the company you purchased your pellets from. (Woodpellets.com Quality Certified fuels are backed by a Quality Guarantee, which is valid for a full 30 days after your delivery date.) You might also want to consider a professional pellet stove cleaning, so a trained technician can give your stove a thorough clean-out/check-up.

Pellet Stove TroubleshootingAt Woodpellets.com, we strongly believe that a professional cleaning is a great idea at least once per year not only for safety and preparedness, but also for efficiency. Pellet stoves work off of pressurized air, which is drawn from the exhaust. Pet hair, dander, dust and lint are constantly sucked in. If all the passages within your stove haven’t been cleaned out, or your exhaust hasn’t been cleared of debris – air cannot properly circulate.

Whether or not you decide to hire a professional - a responsible pellet stove owner cleans out his or her stove regularly. The cleaning frequency depends on how often the stove is used, as well as the quality of the pellets burned.

Read >> The 5 Tools You Need to Clean Your Pellet Stove Properly

It’s definitely helpful to check your owner’s manual for more insight on this, and to learn more about your pellet stove overall. It’s packed with model-specific information regarding proper stove maintenance, best practices and warranty information – but it’s often overlooked.

 

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Why Wood Pellets Made of Douglas Fir are So Popular

The popularity of 100% douglas fir wood pellets has been spreading rapidly in recent years. What makes them so special? Well, so say the high heat out and low ash levels are impressive would be an understatement. These softwood pellets are made from 100% douglas fir wood fibers – which is one of the hottest burning wood species in North America. Check out this chart showing the relative heat output (as measured by BTU/lb) from various wood species.

Wood BTU Comparison Chart

In addition to their superior heating ability, wood pellets comprised of 100% douglas fir create 2-3 times less ash than your average premium grade pellets. Ash levels this low provide a huge advantage in how often you must clean your stove or fiddle with your burn pot.

So why are douglas fir wood pellets typically more expensive and not as widely available as other types of pellets? Unfortunately, douglas fir trees grow in the Pacific Northwest, so they must travel a long way to reach us here in the Northeast. As a result, douglas fir pellets incur much higher transportation costs and make it difficult for retailers to offer them on the eastern half of the country.

 

Note: Be careful of brands that claim to be a douglas fir “blend” – as some mills will add a small amount of douglas fir material in order to advertise them as douglas fir pellets. There is a huge difference between a 100% Douglas Fir pellet and a blend. Our Cleanfire Douglas Fir Wood Pellets are comprised solely of douglas fir wood fiber, and are a favorite among our customers. Enter your zip code at www.Woodpellets.com to see what’s available to you in your region.

Not sure if Douglas Fir pellets are right for you? Call us at 1-800-735-5387 to speak to an expert!

Common Winter Weather Lore

Weather LoreWeather lore is spoken and written folklore consisting of rhymes, anecdotes, and adages meant to predict upcoming weather. Have you heard of the warning for rain when cows lay down? Or what about “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.” These are both perfect examples of weather lore.

Most common are predictions about winter, and most specifically – December. The Old Farmer’s Almanac rounded up the most widely spread December folklore…have you heard of these?

  • On St. Thomas’s Day (December 21) the winter takes its full power.
  • White Christmas, green Easter. Green Christmas, white Easter.
  • If December is rainy, mild and unsettled, the winter will not be harsh.
  • If December is cold and the earth is covered with snow, next year’s rye will be in abundance.
  • If there’s thunder during Christmas week, the winter will be anything but meek.
  • The nearer the New Moon to Christmas Day, the harder the winter.
  • If Christmas day be bright and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.
  • A green Christmas brings a heavy harvest.
  • So many hours of sun on Christmas Day, so many frosts in the month of May.
  • If the sun shines through an apple tree on Christmas, there will be an abundant crop of apples in the coming year.
  • If it rains on Christmas, there will be four weeks with no sun.
  • The wind at the end of Midnight Mass will be the dominant wind in the coming year.
  • A windy Christmas is a sign of a good year to come.
  • If there is much wind on Christmas Day, trees will bear much fruit.
  • If the wind grows stormy before sunset on Christmas, expect sickness in the coming spring and autumn.
  • If it snows on Christmas night, there will be a good crop of hops next year.
  • If at Christmas, ice hangs on the willow, then clover may be cut at Easter.
  • A bright Christmas foretells that hens will lay well.
  • A dark Christmas foretells that cows will give much milk.

2017FarmerAlmanacSpeaking of weather predictions, have you read the outlook from the famous Farmers’ Almanac? While last winter was a reprieve from shoveling and high fuel bills, the party is apparently over.

According to the 2017 Farmers’ Almanac, “winter is back!” We’re in for a cold and snowy one. The prediction warns of an active storm track that will deliver above-normal precipitation to the Southeast, Northeast and New England states throughout most of the winter, and especially in February.

Have you ordered your wood pellets or wood brick fuel? Shop online at Woodpellets.com or call the experts at 1-800-PELLETS!

10 Gift Ideas Under $50 from Amazon

Amazon Gift Guide Under $50

If your Woodpellets.com order is placed by December 9th and includes at least one ton of Cleanfire fuel – you’ll be emailed a $50 digital Amazon.com gift card! We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas available from Amazon.com for under $50 below.

(Prices are subject to change.)

1. Door Frame Fan $28

This quiet, unobtrusive fan can be installed in the top corner of your doorway to circulate the warm air coming from your pellet stove, wood stove or fireplace! Find it here.

2. Ash Bucket with Shovel $30

With it’s sturdy metal handle and wood grip, this bucket is perfect for collecting the ash you scoop out during your routine stove cleaning. Handy bonus – the shovel stows right on the side! Find it here.

3. Ash Vacuum $35

While we always recommend professional stove cleanings and inspections as a best practice, it’s also important to keep up with your own cleanings. This small, rugged wet/dry vac can handle removing the ash from your stove! Find it here.

4. Star Shower Outdoor Lights $46

Instantly project thousands of moving laser lights onto your home with the click of a button using this weatherproof holographic light projector – so you can skip the ladder! Find it here.

5. Heated Throw Blanket $50

What a great seasonal gift to help your loved one (or yourself) battle those extra cold nights! This heated blanket has three warming settings and an auto shut off function for safety. Find it here.

6. Fresh Herb Wreath $41

At first glance, it looks like just a pretty wreath. But it’s actually made from organic rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and fresh red chili peppers! The herbs dry and can be used for cooking throughout the year. Find it here.

7. Engraved Cutting Board $40

This personalized bamboo wood cutting board is both unique and useful! One side is smooth and practical, to be used for cutting – while the other side is engraved for displaying. Find it here.

8. Food Selection Dice $34

This glass container of wooden dice helps you discover over 186,000 possible meal combinations to inspire creativity in the kitchen! Five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, bonus ingredient) and 4 seasonal veggie dice are included. Find it here.

9. Shipping Pallet Coasters $29

Another fun yet useful idea – this set of four mini shipping pallet coasters are made from actual shipping pallets! Find them here.

10. Last Name Door Mat $48

Maybe this is the gift for your friend that has everything? This all natural coconut husk fiber door mat can be customized to say any name, making it extra special. Find it here.

Amazon Gift Card

Shop online at Woodpellets.com or call the experts at 1-800-PELLETS!

 

 

Offer ends 12/9/16. Order must include at least one ton of Cleanfire Hardwood, Cleanfire Pacific, Cleanfire Douglas Fir and/or Cleanfire Wood Bricks to qualify for the Amazon.com digital gift card. Gift cards will be sent to the email address on the customer account, after delivery has been completed. Limit of one per household. Not valid on pickup orders. Order minimums vary by region. Offers cannot be combined.

 

 

United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization Published

U.S.-Mid-Century-Strategy-for-Deep-DecarbonizationThe White House has just released the United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization, a national U.S. strategy to decarbonize the economy over the next 34 years.

This report spans over 100 pages, and details the 2050 vision of economy-wide net greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels. The White House explains:

“The MCS demonstrates how the United States can meet the growing demands on its energy system and lands while achieving a low-emissions pathway, maintaining a thriving economy, and ensuring a just transition for Americans whose livelihoods are connected to fossil fuel production and use,”

The report describes opportunities to reduce biofuel production costs, improve production efficiency, develop drop-in fuels, co-optimize engines with low-carbon fuel to maximize performance and greenhouse gas reductions, and ensure biomass is produced and used in ways that are carbon beneficial.

“An illustrative 2050 land use scenario consistent with [mid-century strategy] goals, which could entail 50 million acres of forest expansion and 40 million acres of biomass production from 2015 areas, would need to be managed carefully,” states the report. “However, these changes can be made ecologically and economically feasible by focusing on opportunities to deliver multiple products and services on the same acre, including agroforestry, precision agriculture, and bioenergy crop-pasture rotational strategies”

The report explains other factors regarding biomass production/uses, as well as possible scenarios for the nation’s energy future. You can read the entire publication for yourself, here

How to Spook Up Your Decor Using Wood Pallets

Wood Pallet Repurpose Project for Halloween DecorationThe leaves are changing, the days are shorter, the air is crisp, and costumes are flying off shelves. We like to call this time of year HeArTh-O-wEeN!

Lots of spooky decorations are everywhere, but did you know you can use that your leftover wood pallets from your delivery to really kick it up a notch?

Read >> Halloween Wood Pallet Decorations

Here’s a new one – an Underground Dungeon Illusion! You only need a little time and a few provisions to make it.

What You’ll Need:

  • Shovel
  • Wood Pallet
  • Monster Hands
  • Waterproof Led Lights

Find a space in your garden or lawn where you don’t mind disturbing the ground. Ideally, you’ll have it near your home’s walkway so more visitors can be easily spooked! Of course, don’t situate it too close to where people walk – so the scary illusion works even better.

All you have to do is dig down about 6 inches deep in the shape of your pallet – which is typically 40 inches by 48 inches. Make sure to take measurements first, so you don’t dig more than you need to.

Load up your waterproof, outdoor-safe led lights inside the pallet. Try and find some in an eery color like red, murky green or even purple! If your lights aren’t battery-operated, make sure your cord is threaded through the boards inconspicuously before you lower your light ready pallet down into the space you’ve made in the ground.

Cover up the pallet edges with dirt to get it even with the ground surface. Place your monster hands in the slats to make it look like your monster is trapped and trying to escape…and you’re done!

Happy Hearthoween!

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