Due to a growing trend of pellet stove owners mixing and matching fuel orders to create a strategic burning strategy, we have created a new money-saving bundle – THE POWER PACK! This special 3-ton Cleanfire pack consists of 1 ton of Cleanfire Douglas Fir, and 2 tons of Cleanfire Pacific bundled together for a discounted price.
What’s a strategic burning strategy? Instead of sticking with just one type of wood pellet, folks are burning pellets with a higher heat output during the coldest months of the heating season, and burning pellets with a lesser heat output (and a typically lower price tag) in the early season and late season months.
Buzz about the extremely hot heat output of wood pellets made of 100% douglas fir has been spreading over the last couple of years. Many Woodpellets.com customers have started to incorporate our super-hot, low-ash Cleanfire Douglas Fir Wood Pellets into their burning strategy. This “Cadillac of Wood Pellets” is saved for the bitter cold months, and the always reliable Cleanfire Pacific is burned during the rest of the season.
Is the Cleanfire Power Pack right for you? Call 1-800-PELLETS or visit Woodpellets.com to learn more!
*Pricing and availability vary by region.
Warm summer weather doesn’t typically make you think about securing your wood pellets for the next heating season. But this year, there are two major factors at play that could change that: wood pellet demand and pricing.
Due to the European Union’s goal for 20% of all generated power to be sourced from renewables, the demand for wood pellets overseas remains steady. United States exports to the EU have continued to rise, with almost all of the pellets produced in the US for export coming from southeastern states. Last year, overall US exports increased by 10%, solidifying the United States as a top supplier of wood pellets to Europe.
See Map: Wood Pellet Industry Import/Exports
Demand has been growing in the States as well, due to heating oil price increases.
According to the EIA, the U.S northeast region represents almost 85% of total U.S. residential heating oil sales – and many homes use wood pellet fuel as a heating supplement.
Oil pricing has a significant effect on wood pellet demand because when the price of oil increases, consumers tend to lean more on pellets for heating.
Read: Crude Oil Hits Highest Price in 4 Years
Like any fuel, the price of wood pellets fluctuates due to a variety of factors, including transportation costs. A widespread truck driver shortage has resulted in serious driver pay raises – which combined with increasing fuel costs means prices are rising on anything that requires trucking. As for the wood pellet industry, this problem has unfortunately made price increases a certainty for 2018.
Read: Trucking Shortage Causing Price Increases Everywhere
What can you do to save? Order your supply of wood pellets as soon as possible to avoid paying more.
Lock in current summer pricing AND choose the month you want delivery. Shop online at Woodpellets.com or call 1-800-PELLETS (800-735-5387) to speak to an expert!