How to Prepare Your Pellet Stove for the Summer Pellet Stove Best PracticesWhen the little stretches of warm days transition into consistent summer weather – you’re ready to let your pellet stove go on vacation. But, there are extra steps you should consider taking to protect your precious heating investment.

Turn off your stove and unplug it from the surge protector, or unplug the entire thing. Why do you need a surge protector? Most modern pellet stoves have a circuit board that can be damaged without protection from even small electrical surges caused by power outages. Be sure to check your manual for information on electrical recommendations.) Once you’re fully disconnected, make sure it’s completely cooled off before moving forward.

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Mix and Match Your Wood Pellet and Wood Bricks Purchase!

Although we rolled out our improved online shopping cart a couple of years ago, we’re still getting surprised reactions from customers about it. Did you know that you can select multiple products to add to your purchase when ordering from, both by phone and online? If you’re speaking to one of our experts by phone, just ask him or her about adding another type of fuel to your order. Shopping CartIf you’re shopping online, simply select your desired brand and the number of tons you’d like from your zip code’s gallery. Once it’s added to your cart, select the Continue Shopping button that will appear on a pop-up box. This will bring you back to the gallery, where you can select another type of fuel. Continue this until you’re ready to view your cart, make any changes, select your delivery type and check out.

Why is this mix and match by the ton option important? Well, you might want to set up a
strategic burning strategy for the next heating season. If you have been burning hardwood pellets, you might be curious about upgrading to softwood. Or, you might want to try something new. Perhaps you already burn softwood pellets, but you’re thinking about burning a softwood with a higher heat output during those extra cold months. Comparing your burning and heating experience with different types of wood pellets will help take care of those pellet curiosities.

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Now is the Time to Enroll in a Wood Pellet Savings Plan

Much like with any fuel purchase – buying your wood pellets for the heating season can be a significant expense. That’s why we created the industry’s only savings plan specifically for wood pellets. Our “Flex Savings Plan” makes saving for your wood pellets easier by enabling you to budget your fuel purchase over many months – instead of a single large one-time payment.

The only wood pellet budgeting program in the industry!

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NY Horse Rescue Puts Wood Pellet Bedding to Good Use

Did you know that softwood pellets can be used as horse bedding? Horse bedding is used in stalls to absorb urine and moisture, and is a necessary part of properly maintaining clean stalls. Wood shavings are commonly used, but softwood pellet bedding is becoming popular among experienced horse and stable owners. Earlier this month, was proud to donate Cleanfire Pacific wood pellets to the NY-based nonprofit, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue.

Read: How to Prepare Softwood Pellets as Horse Bedding

Five years ago, Deanna Mancuso founded the LOHR in order to provide a sanctuary for unwanted, abused and neglected horses. But the mission of her team goes beyond rescue, rehabilitation and care – because the horses go on to help people.  Lucky Orphans’ EAGALA certified team offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for those struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental or emotional struggles. Deanna explained, “Donations like these wood pellets are really a donation to the community, because you’re helping the horses that are serving such a huge purpose in the community”.

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How to Make Fire-Starters from Wood Pellet Fiber

As you might know, wood pellets turn to sawdust when water is applied, because they absorb moisture immediately. Did you have a damaged bag that let in some snow or rain? Did you use your wood pellets as ice melt, and now you have a bunch of clean leftover sawdust? Put it to good use!

The video above shows how to turn the natural fibers that make up wood pellets into fire-starters for your firepit or fireplace! (NOT your pellet stove!) You only need a few things for this project, and not much time.

What You’ll Need:

  • Softwood Wood Pellets
  • Empty Paper Egg Carton
  • Scissors
  • Wax Candles or Flakes

First, spread your sawdust out on a paper towel to let them dry out completely. While that’s happening, set up a double boiler system to melt your flaked wax, or to get the leftover wax melted from old candles. Be sure to take caution! See the video below for instructions on how to do this.

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The Referral Program ReferralHave you heard about our referral program? You can get $25 in credit added to your account every time you successfully refer a new customer to!

Once your friend’s first order is delivered, you will automatically be credited $25 for your next order. So, if you’re happy with our service, our products and our convenient delivery…share the pellet love!
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Softwood Wood Pellets as Ice Melt

100% natural wood fiber to make ice melt a bit quicker and to provide tractionWe recently heard from a customer that he had run out of ice melt, but didn’t have anything to put down for traction on ice that had accumulated on his walkway overnight. He said his wife thought of throwing down some Cleanfire Pacific wood pellets on the snowy/icy area – and they were pleased with the outcome!

Of course, results and timing will vary based on the situation. But we think the idea of using a 100% natural wood fiber to make ice melt a bit quicker and to provide traction is great!

We decided to make a timelapse of wood pellets on ice to see what would happen. Here’s a sped-up close look of wood pellets soaking up moisture for about 20 minutes.

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