8 Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Cooking According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires, and holidays are the most common days for them.

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are the top three days of the year for kitchen fires – which isn’t exactly surprising. It’s the time of year for baking, roasting, cooking and entertaining guests.

In order to avoid common fire safety mistakes, Lorraine Carli of the National Fire Protection Association has made a list of
helpful tips to stay safe:

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How to Make a Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Reuse old wood pallets to make a Christmas tree decoration!

Have you seen any of our posts about how to reuse wood pallets and empty wood pellet bags? Or have you checked out our DIY Pinterest board?

Well, here’s a new project for you – courtesy of Irene from New York. She’s a customer of ours (look at those beautiful
Cleanfire Pacific bags in the background of her picture!)
and she created an incredible Wood Pallet Christmas Tree decor project. She was kind enough to share her how-to with us, so we could share it with you!

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2015 Holiday Hearth Photo Contest

Woodpellets.comHow do you decorate around your pellet stove, wood stove and/or fireplace for the holidays?

Now is your time to show us!

Simply take a picture of your festive hearth area, and we will pick our favorite on December 22nd.

The winner will receive a $50 Darden Restaurants gift card, redeemable at any Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Bahama Breeze®, Seasons 52® or any other Darden restaurant! Two runner-ups will each receive a $10 PelletBucks account credit!

How to Participate:

Send your photo(s) to sales@ woodpellets.com, or post them on our Holiday Hearth Facebook post, here: http://bitly.com/HolidayHearthContest


Happy Heating Season!

Please take a look at this guide on holiday decorating hazards. Safety first!

 

All participants must submit photos by the end of day on 12/21/15 to be considered. Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns (Red Lobster®, Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Bahama Breeze®, Seasons 52® and Yard House®) and is not affiliated with Woodpellets.com. Darden is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program. Use of our restaurant names, logos or trademarks requires written approval from Darden. See backside of gift card for additional terms and conditions or visit www.darden.com/legal/legal.asp

 

How to Safely Hand-Stack Wood Pellet Bags in a Limited Space

Safely Store Wood Pellet Bags in Small Spaces

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Dimensions of Wood Pellet Bags and Pallets

A skid, a pallet of stacked wood pellet bags, is 48 by 40 inches. A 1-ton skid of fifty 40-pound bags is about four feet tall, and a 1.5-ton skid of 75 bags is about six feet tall.

You might have enough space available to keep the pellet bags on the pallet just as they were delivered. If you only have a smaller space available, or the 48×40 inch dimensions are inconvenient to you – re-stacking the wood pellet bags by hand is your best bet to maximize limited space.

The approximate length, width and height of a standard 40 pound bag of pellets placed horizontally on the floor is 27 x 18 x 5 inches. These measurements can adjust a bit with some maneuvering of the pellets within the bag.

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Most Common Questions About Home Wood Pellet Heating

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Over one million homes in the United States use wood pellets as a heating source. Although pellet popularity is continually rising, there are still many frequent questions and misconceptions about heating with wood pellets. Below, we have compiled a list of the most common inquiries we hear from both new and existing pellet users.

Can I Use a Wood Pellet Stove as My Home’s Only Source of Heat?

Depending on the location of the stove and the size/efficiency of your home – yes. Some stoves can easily heat up to 2,500 square feet of space. A common practice is to put pellet stoves in parts of the house to create zone heat, but lightly use a central furnace as a back up. It’s especially common to use oil heating strictly as a backup to pellets, for example, when the price of oil rises significantly.

 How Many Bags of Pellets Should I Buy?

Woodpellets.com Driveway DeliveryThe amount of pellets you can expect to burn through in a heating season depends on the quality of the wood pellets and the efficiency of the stove – among other things. However, one bag of quality pellets will commonly provide a full day of good, steady heat.

The average residential wood pellet customer in the Northeast uses 150-200 bags of wood pellets throughout the entire heating season. There are 50 bags in one ton of pellets, so that’s 3-4 tons.

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Happy Customer Feedback

We read every single feedback card we receive, because we love to hear straight from our customers. We appreciate ideas, honest criticism, and of course – happy testimonials. Check out what some of our recent satisfied customers have to say!

Wood Pellet Delivery

Laconia, NH: “Everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. I was nervous as this is my first time using a pellet stove and ordering. The staff on the phone were polite and very helpful. The delivery man was very helpful on choosing a spot to put the pellets. Could not have been easier.”

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Gifts Under $50 from Amazon.com

Just in time for the big shopping season – Woodpellets.com is giving away $50 Amazon gift cards with purchases of 3 or more tons before Friday, November 20th!* 

Would you use the card for yourself, or a loved one? Check out our list of gift ideas that are each around $50, and all available from Amazon.com.

For the Outdoors-y Person


Amazon Outdoors GiftsGreen Valley Sleeping Bag
Highly-rated sleeping bag for the camper (under 5″11) in your life.

Coleman Road Trip Party Grill: Collapsible and compact – this mini grill is great for tailgating, too.

Instant Screened Canopy: Beat the bugs with an easy to assemble screened room! Usually much pricier, but on sale for less than $50 often.**

Intex Inflatable Pull Out Sofa Bed: Impress fellow campers with your outdoor sofa, which can easily convert into a bed!
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How to Use Pallets for Hearthoween (Halloween) Decor

October is here! Stores are packed with an endless supply of candy, costumes are available at every turn, and many houses are starting to look festive for the 31st. (We like to refer to it as Hearthoween!) We’ve told you about some great DIY wood pallet projects before, but did you know you can use your leftover wood pallets as spooky decorations? We have compiled our four favorite ideas, in no particular order below.

1. Creepy Temporary Wall

Spook Factor: 5
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Now here’s an easy way to make your house look totally different – and very eery. There are some variations on how you could do this, but the simplest way is to stack the pallets upright and zip-tie them together.

After securing your temporary wall, add your fog machines and back lighting of your choice. This photo shows some extra scary pizazz with dirty netting. Now is the time to get creative with your embellishments!

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