A Winter of Shakes, Shivers and Shoveling Ahead According to the Farmers’ Almanac 2022-23 Weather Forecast

According to the new Farmers’ Almanac Extended Winter Forecast, frigid temperatures should flow into many areas nationwide with some places getting record-breaking cold temperatures of 40 degrees below zero!


Not only will winter be arriving earlier than usual this year, this newest addition of the Farmers’ Almanac forecast has warnings of a season full of “shakes, shivers and shoveling” thanks to plenty of snow, rain and mush in addition to extreme cold.

To learn more about what’s to come this winter, check out the Farmers’ Almanac website.

To secure your wood pellet fuel now for free driveway delivery in the month of your choice, visit Woodpellets.com or call 1-800-PELLETS to speak to an expert today!

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!

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!

 

It’s Official: Wood Heat Tax Credit for Homeowners Passed by Congress

Recently, parts of The BTU Act (Biomass Thermal Utilization Act) were passed through Congress and signed into law, officially placing wood pellet stoves on a level playing field with other renewables that have been receiving appliance tax credits for a long time.

What does this mean for residential wood pellet heating?

A three-year investment tax credit (ITC) for high-efficiency wood-fired home heating equipment is now official!

The credit applies to the installed cost of home heating and hot water systems that utilize wood pellets, chips and cordwood at efficiencies greater than 75 percent high heat value.

The tax credit is for 26 percent in 2021 and phases down to 22 percent in 2022 and 2023.

For example, a wood pellet stove that costs $4,000 to install in 2021 will result in a savings of approximately $1,000 when applied to the homeowner’s 2021 tax return.

Charlie Niebling, a consultant for wood pellet producer Lignetics, has been working to enact the BTU Act for more than a decade. He has called the tax credit plan a “game changer” for residential wood heating.

“Our message to Congress for years has been…don’t pick winners and losers,” explained Niebling. “[Wood heat] deserves the same recognition in the federal tax code that solar and wind do.”

If you’d like details about this bill passing, read more here.

Product Highlight: New Pellet Blend, Lighter 20 Pound Bags and BBQ Grilling Wood Pellets

Cleanfire Premium Blend Wood PelletsNEW Cleanfire Premium Blend Hardwood/Softwood Mix – Available in 40lb and 20lb Bags

We’ve heard your requests for a reliable, premium blend pellet and for lighter bags! If you’re one of the many searching for a clean burning wood pellet fuel that’s perfect for your stove but easy on your wallet, the all new Cleanfire Premium Blend is just what you need.

This all new, all natural pellet blend is a just-right mix of 40% hardwood and 60% softwood – which adds up to an optimal burn experience.

With an impressive heat output of over 8500 BTUs and a low ash content of less than .6%, you’ll be able to keep your home nice and warm without all the extra cleaning. Choose the standard 40 pound bag or opt for the convenience of lighter 20 pound bags!

Bear Mountain BBQ Bear Mountain BBQ Grilling Pellets

Woodpellets.com is proud to offer a premium BBQ pellet! Bear Mountain BBQ wood pellets are expertly blended by dedicated craftsmen to create the perfect balance of savory, smoky flavor for a meal you won’t forget.

Bear Mountain 100% natural grilling pellets are made in the USA with only the highest quality hardwoods – with no fillers, binders or oils. This dedication to quality results in flavor you can count on for the perfect BBQ, time and time again.

If you don’t have a wood pellet grill, you can still get that smoky BBQ flavor using a few different techniques. Try all five flavors to take your next meal to the next level!

GOURMET BLEND: The signature flavor. A perfect balance of smokiness blended with subtle, sweet notes to enhance meat, fish and veggies.

HICKORY: Robust smoke flavor for beloved BBQ meats like ribs, butts and brisket. A classic choice sure to please!

MESQUITE: Strong, earthy, uniquely bold smokiness that enhances every cut of beef. Also pairs nicely with a milder flavor, like Apple!

APPLE: Never heavy and always delights. Perfect for ham, fish and poultry.

CHERRY: Adds a sweet, fruity pop to all your favorite meats and veggies.

Bear Mountain BBQ Pellets Ship Free!

5 Things You Should Know According to a Professional Pellet Stove Tech

Woodpellets.com1. Read the manual that came with your stove. According to Jason Tardiff of J&L Chimney Works in NH, this is the number one thing stove technicians wish customers would take seriously. He explains; “Most of the time, the answer to the problem lies in the pages of their owner’s manual.” From proper stove maintenance, to best practices and warranty information – the manual is packed with model-specific information, and it’s very often overlooked.

2. Don’t be so quick to blame the pellets. If your stove isn’t igniting, if you have a weak flame, or your pellets won’t stay lit, the fuel shouldn’t be your first thought. When was the last time you had your stove professionally cleaned? If you do it yourself, are you really getting to all the parts that need attention? Your pellet stove works off of pressurized air which is drawn from the exhaust. Have you cleaned all those passages? Is your exhaust clear of debris? Jason describes his years of discoveries: “The exhaust pulls in anything that’s in the air – so pet hair, dander, dust and lint are constantly sucked in. And as far as the auger goes, items left on the stove can fall and work their way in. I’ve found spoons and G.I Joes crammed in there.”

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Wood Pellet Heating 101

Although over one million homes in the United States use wood pellet fuel as a heating source, 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.

 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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Woodpellets.com Service in Maine via D&J Home & Hearth

 

Wood Pellet Delivery in Maine

In the early 1970’s, Romeo Jr. and Maggie Pimpare moved to Sanford Maine with their three young children and started a car repair business. The business eventually expanded into manufacturing custom made portable buildings, and when wood pellet stoves were added to the shop for sale in 1997, D&J Home & Hearth was born.

In 2015 Wayne, Wendy & Randy bought the thriving business from their parents. Today the company is a leading distributer of Harman, Ecochoice, Vermont Casting, DutchWest, Majestic pellet, wood, gas stoves, inserts and fireplaces.

In order to offer expert wood pellet customer service along with the convenience of ordering premium wood pellets online, D&J has recently partnered with Woodpellets.com.

Now any wood pellet stove owner within D&J Home & Hearth’s pellet delivery service area can now place an order through Woodpellets.com online or by calling 1-800-PELLETS.

Woodpellets.com is excited to partner with a family-run business that values customer service as much as we do!

Woodpellets.com Now Accepting Northwest Wood Pellet Orders via Ziggy’s Home Improvement

It was 1965 when Vern Ziegler established the Ziegler Lumber Company after building hundreds of homes in the Inland Northwest as a general contractor.

Using his vast experience in residential construction, Mr. Ziegler pioneered the do-it-yourself concept with his first store in Spokane Washington. Having been called “Ziggy” much of his life, Vern’s company soon became well known as “Ziggy’s.”

His goal at that time was the same as it is today – to offer the customer the highest quality merchandise at contractor prices, along with excellent service and good advice for the homeowner to do his own projects.

In order to offer expert wood pellet customer service along with the convenience of ordering premium wood pellets online, Ziggy’s recently partnered with Woodpellets.com. Now any wood pellet stove owner within Ziggy’s pellet delivery service area can now place an order through Woodpellets.com online or by calling 1-800-PELLETS.

We’re proud to be working with Ziggy’s and are thrilled to expand our services to the Northwest!

Wood Pellet Market Survey: Participate for a Chance to Win!

In order to understand buying patterns and current perceptions of pellet heating system buyers, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) is conducting a market study we encourage you to participate in.

Anyone that completes the survey by August 16, 2019 will be entered to win $450 of wood pellet fuel plus delivery!

All participant information will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared for any reason other than in the event of a prize win.

This short online survey is available here: https://bit.ly/2JO8h8k

 

Terms and conditions to participate in the drawing of $450 worth of wood pellets (including cost of delivery): ✓ Drawing participation conditions: participants must be 21 years old or more, be a resident of the United States, eligible to take the poll, he must complete the poll questionnaire, submit it online along with his contact information (Name. home address, phone number and email address). Only one person per household may participate in the drawing. No purchase necessary. ✓ Date and time limits: August 16, 2019, at midnight (Eastern Daylight Time). ✓ Prize allocation method description: each completed questionnaire files online is numbered. A number will be selected randomly allowing to identify the winning questionnaire and thus the winner. John Arsenault, Manager of the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), will make the drawing along with a witness. ✓ Prize description: $450 worth of wood pellets, in bags, including delivery, will be delivered to the winner’s home address. ✓ Location, date and time of the prize winner: at the offices of the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), located at 979 Ave de Bourgogne, suite 540, Quebec (QC) G1W 2L4, Canada on August 30, 2019 at noon (EDT). ✓ Means of communication with prize winner: by telephone. ✓ Date and time limit for prize delivery to a winner: October 30, 2019 at midnight (EDT). ✓ Location of winner results: the name of the winner will be posted on the Quebec Wood Export Bureau site at (www.quebecwoodexport.com). ✓ In case it is impossible to reach the winner: if it proves to be impossible to reach the winner by phone, by email or by regular mail, a second questionnaire number will be randomly drawn after October 30, 2019. It will take at most one month to contact the second winner and deliver the prize.

 

 

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