Oil vs. Pellet Fuel Comparison Shows Wood Pellets as Clear Winner

Daily Fuel Cost Comparison
(Average Cost per Unit) x (Number of Units per Season) / 182

Oil = $18.45/day
Pellets = $6.92/day 

Based on data from the 2021/22 heating season, choosing pellets over oil would save you over $2,000!


Cost Comparison by Heat Output
(Fuel Cost per Unit) / (Heat Content per Unit) x 1,000,000

Oil = $27 per million BTUs
Pellets = $18 per million BTUs


All calculations are based on the following:

  • Oil has 138,500 BTUs per gallon at an average of $3.69/gallon with an average use of 910 gallons in a heating season
  • Pellets have 17,200,000 BTUs per ton at an average of $315/ton with an average use of 4 tons in a heating season
  • There are 182 days in a heating season


Sources: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=987&t=7https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/units-and-calculators/british-thermal-units.php
https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_wfr_a_EPD2F_PRS_dpgal_w.htm

Woodpellets.com Offsets Carbon Emissions by Planting a Tree for Every Delivery

Woodpellets.com Offsetting Carbon by Planting One Tree for Every Wood PelletDelivery

As the next step in our sustainability journey, we’re proud to announce WoodPellets.com has partnered with Ecodrive to plant 1 tree for every delivery! Trees have a natural ability to capture and store carbon dioxide, making them important assets in the fight against climate change. Our wood pellets are created from the waste of the lumber and other wood industries or standing dead trees to provide clean, green heat to homeowners. We understand the value that trees provide to people and the environment, so we think that planting trees is the best way to do our part in the fight against climate change. We look forward to doing our part to make our planet healthier and the future brighter!

Our new partner, Ecodrive, plants mangrove trees on protected land in Madagascar. Mangroves can capture and store more carbon than almost any other tree on the planet. Each tree can sequester about 680 pounds of carbon in its lifetime. 

Mangroves also create habitat for hundreds of animal species, including those that are endangered or only exist in Madagascar. They also protect shorelines from erosion and storm surges, keeping ecosystems and the people who live there safe. As mangroves take in water they filter out any pollutants before releasing water vapor back into the air. When you place an order for delivery you will receive the same high-quality pellets you’ve come to expect, but with the added bonus of having a tree with amazing ecological benefits planted for you!

In addition to this initiative’s ecological benefits, it also alleviates poverty in the nearby community by employing local villagers to plant and manage the trees. For every 100 trees planted, one full work day is created for a villager in need. We love that with the help of our customers we can create employment for people who need it, while healing the earth in the process. 

We believe in the responsible use of our natural resources. Staggering quantities of wood “waste” (sawdust, wood chips, shavings, etc.) is generated through the production of lumber, flooring, cabinetry, millwork and furniture. We turn this waste into wood pellets to be used as renewable fuel, preventing it from ending up in a landfill and releasing greenhouse gasses as it decomposes. Burning one ton of wood pellets eliminates 1,500 pounds of carbon emissions compared to heating oil. While our wood pellets already provide a renewable heating source to so many families, we wanted to take our sustainability to the next level by partnering with Ecodrive to make every delivery climate positive. 

We look forward to discovering the positive impact we can make by planting trees with the help of our wonderful customers and our new friends at Ecodrive!

New Hampshire Firefighter/Paramedic Awarded a Harman Pellet Stove and Cleanfire Wood Pellet Fuel

Each year, the Harman Stoves National Hero Giveaway honors those that have served the front lines of our country and communities: military, first responders, police, fire, doctors, nurses and school workers including positions across education, maintenance, cafeteria and transportation.

This year, Woodpellets.com and Harman worked together to award a pellet stove and a ton of Cleanfire wood pellets to Trevor and Hollie: a New Hampshire family of front-line heroes.

Trevor is a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for the city of Laconia, Huggins hospital Paramedic and a volunteer for Sandwich Fire and Rescue. Hollie is an Emergency Medical Technician at Huggins Hospital, a volunteer at Sandwich Fire and Rescue.

Congratulations to our deserving winners and thank you for all you do!

Wood Pellets: 3 Reasons to Consider This Low-Carbon Renewable Fuel for Home Heating

Renewable Across the Board

Wood pellets manufactured from carbon-neutral wood fiber is an innovative utilization of wood waste generated by the manufacturing of other products.

Every day wood “waste” (sawdust, wood chips, shavings, etc.) is generated in staggering quantities through the production of lumber, flooring, cabinetry, millwork and furniture.

These leftover clean wood residues that would otherwise be considered as “waste” and sent to a landfills is acquired by pellet manufacturers and engineered into an efficient heating fuel.

In 2020 alone, 8.8 million tons of wood product waste was purchased by pellet producers from upstream forest product manufacturing sites.

A Necessary Low-Carbon Option

Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are in large part a result of burning of fossil-derived fuels for energy. Wood pellet fuel interrupts this cycle by recycling the carbon dioxide emitted during combustion in the regeneration of the forests grown to meet the demand from the forest products industry on which it relies for fiber.

Wood pellet fuel brings a low-carbon alternative to the home heating landscape and displaces demand for fossil-based fuels with higher carbon intensity such as heating oil and propane.

Contributing to the Local Economy

Not only do they create jobs in their facilities, but wood pellet manufacturers generate jobs in trucking, logging and maintenance.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that five hundred million dollars of wood pellet sales for residential heating were generated in 2020 – often for independently owned small business owners.

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Want to learn more about the wood pellet industry?

Access the Pellet Fuel Institute’s digital booklet, “Sustainable from the Beginning: 3 Facts About Wood Pellet Manufacturing and Use” here.

Ready to place an order for quality-guaranteed wood pellet fuel to be delivered to your home?

Shop online at Woodpellets.com or simply call 1-800-PELLETS to speak to an expert!

 

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