Are you a hardwood burner curious about the high heat and low ash of premium softwood pellets? Have you never experienced the exceptionally clean burn of pellets made with douglas fir wood fiber?
We created our 3-ton pellet bundles to help our customers be economical…and strategic! Heating your home through the season by matching the pellet heat output with the time of year will maximize efficiency.
The Savvy Saver includes two tons of the always reliable Cleanfire Hardwood and one ton of Cleanfire Pacific – a premium softwood pellet fuel and Woodpellets.com best seller.
The Power Pack best sellers bundle is a convenient option for jumpstarting your strategic wood pellet heating plan – perfect for anyone thinking about trying the “Cadillac of Wood Pellets”.
The Blazin’ Bundle includes one ton of Cleanfire Pacific – a Woodpellets.com best seller, and two tons of Hot Shots Douglas Fir – a super hot wood pellet with a fast-growing fan base.
Treat your beloved pellet stove to a season of clean, powerful heat! Choose the bundle that fits your needs AND choose the month you’d like delivery!
Questions? Call 1-800-PELLETS to Speak to an Expert!
*Product availability and pricing vary by region. No substitutions on bundles. Offers can’t be combined.*
Do you typically pick up your wood pellet fuel? If so, have you really broken down the actual cost comparison of pick-up vs. delivery? Of course, coming home from work to see your wood pellets already neatly placed in your driveway is much more convenient, but it comes at a price.
Depending on where you live and where you buy your pellets, wood pellet and wood brick pick-up and delivery may be available as an option for you. If you are ordering from Woodpellets.com, the website or one of our Customer Service representatives will let you know your options depending on where you live.
Our customers will often ask if the delivery fee is worth it. After years of experience walking through the pros and cons, Woodpellets.com team members have decided to put together a cost comparison formula:
Here are the following variables to keep in mind when crunching your own numbers:
- Miles Roundtrip: This is the total distance traveled from your house to the pickup location and back.
- Mileage Cost: Use the average miles/gallon you get in your vehicle, or calculate based on the IRS standard mileage rate for the year.
- Cost per Hour: How much is your time worth? How might you be spending those hours if you weren’t busy picking up your fuel? Would you be earning money working? Spending time with your family? Getting house and yard work done? You might argue that your time is priceless. However, most people put some value on their time, so we typically use a $10 per hour example as the value of otherwise free time.
- Hours Spent: This is based on how far away you live from the pickup location, and loading/unloading time there and at home.
- Ton(s) Loaded Per Trip: Most vehicles equipped for this task can carry between a half ton and one ton. Determine how much yours can take per trip.
- Tons Used Annually On Average: Three to four tons is the most typical order size for Woodpellets.com customers. How much do you burn each heating season?
Another way to look at a delivery fee is by breaking down the added cost per bag – instead of on your order total:
If you divide a delivery charge of $59 across a standard order size of 3 tons…that’s only an added 39 cents per bag!
As always, if you have any questions…give us a call at 1-800-PELLETS! We are happy to assist you.
If you’ve received a pellet fuel delivery, you may have wondered what you could do with the leftover wood pallets. Stephen B. of Massachusetts (a Woodpellets.com customer) showed us a few of his pallet projects:
“The first is a doggie tunnel I made to give clear passage for the dog in the winter. The outside has plastic sheeting from a pellet shipment. Skye is our dog. When the weather is poor the tunnel helps her to get out of the doggie door.”
“Here you see the pallet frame with the roof and porch framed. In the next photo I have the metal roof up and I’m getting ready for the siding. I used lots of other repurposed materials: old staircase from play system, telephone poles for supports, cedar fence panels, old doors.”
Clearly this structure is a large scale project. Stephen explains, “Been chipping away at the treehouse for a few seasons now. Free time is not too abundant.”
He also somehow found the time to create this handy bottle opener to hang on the wall. As if we weren’t already impressed, he tells there’s a pellet bin project in the works too. Stay tuned for an update on that!
Do you have any wood pallet DIYs to share?
Tell us about them in the comments or on our Facebook page!
The demand for wood pellets made from douglas fir wood fiber has been increasing in recent years, regardless of the
higher price tag. These pellets have a significantly low ash content and a super hot heat output, making for an impressive burn experience.
See Chart >> Dry BTU Values by Wood Type
Pellets with a lower heat output are typically less expensive, while the ultra premium douglas fir wood pellets are far pricier. Many of our customers have been ordering multiple types of pellets for the heating season to coincide with the weather (saving the douglas fir wood pellets for the coldest parts of winter) which is a growing trend we refer to as “burning strategically”.
We love how inventive our customers are! Steve of Massachusetts explained,
“I store my pellets in my basement and for a couple years, me and my family would carry 2-3 tons from the driveway, through the kitchen and down the cellar stairs and pile them on pallets. Then I had an idea. I built a slide on the stairs made of 2X4’s and aluminum flashing. We now do 3 tons in under an hour. Two carry and slide them down the stairs and one in the basement stacking!”
About 50 miles west of Columbus Ohio, the His Hands Extended Sanctuary in St. Paris provides medical care, food, and shelter to homeless pets that would otherwise be forgotten. The organization notes that what’s also very importantly provided is “lots of love – to begin the rebuilding of shattered lives.” His Hands Sanctuary not only facilitates the adoption of these animals into loving families, but also provides a comfortable lifelong home for those not adopted.
A simple post on the rescue’s Facebook has sparked a touching series of donations…and a new way to manage their fuel delivery. With many buildings for the dogs and cats who live there, the sanctuary relies on multiple wood pellet stoves for heat. The post explained how the sanctuary uses wood pellets to keep the animals warm, and that “any help with this huge expense will be wonderful”. They asked for any willing donors to call Woodpellets.com to contribute directly to the pellet fund. It wasn’t long before the sanctuary had four donated tons in their account.
In the past, volunteers have donated their time and effort to hauling in pallets of wood pellets in multiple trips from a box store. The whole team was so touched by this example of community giving, Woodpellets.com will deliver all future His Hands Extended Sanctuary wood pellet orders for free.
If you’d like to learn more about this organization, you can visit their Facebook page here.
Did you know that you can select multiple products to add to your Woodpellets.com shopping cart?
To “mix and match” your order, simply choose the first 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. You’ll be directed 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.
>> Bonus: For a limited time, you can choose your delivery month too! Take care of your pellet fuel order now to lock in current pricing, but you tell us when you’d like us to deliver by selecting your desired month from the dropdown menu!
Why did we add the mix and match feature? Over the years, we have noticed a growing trend of 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.
Not only are there significant heat output differences between hardwood and softwood wood pellets – but the ash content is much different as well. Hardwood pellets tend to produce more ash than softwood pellets – which makes for more cleaning and upkeep. Therefore, this burning strategy is also a perfect opportunity to learn which kind of pellets are the best fit for your home heating needs, your budget, and the amount of ash cleanup you’re willing to deal with.
Now that we’re in the final months of the 2017-18 heating season, you might have a pile of empty wood pellet bags and wood pallets around. Do you have pellets set aside that were damaged by water? Here’s why you shouldn’t just throw out water damaged wood pellets.
As for the empty bags – if you’d like to try and recycle them, check with your local transfer station to see what the protocol is. The wood pallets your fuel was delivered on could be handy to keep around for re-stacking pellets later, because the bags should never be placed directly on the floor in your storage area. But what if you wanted to “upcycle”, and reuse empty bags and pallets for something new?
Upcycling is the conversion of useless products back into something of value. It’s a great way to be both environmentally friendly and budget conscious. We’ve tested out many DIY projects, and gotten some great ideas from our customers. Here are some of our upcycling posts:
How to Make a Pallet Tarp Out of Wood Pellet Bags
How to Make a Water Blob Out of Empty Pellet Bags
DIY Empty Wood Pellet Bag Jump Rope
Helpful Customer Ideas for Repurposing Wood Pallets
How to Make a Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
9 Wood Pallet Repurposing Projects to Try
Make DIY Goody Bags Using Empty Wood Pellet Bags
How to Make an Empty Wood Pellet Bag into a Kite
Video: Easy DIY Wood Pallet Shelf
How to Spook Up Your Halloween Decor with Wood Pallets
Clearly there are so many ways to re-use what you might otherwise throw away. All you need is a little creativity, some time and (sometimes) a few tools. Do you have any ideas to share? Let us know on the Woodpellets.com Facebook page!
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