Heating FAQ: Why Choose Wood Pellets?

daughter-mother-snowIn this day and age, you’d have to be an exceedingly choosy customer to claim that there aren’t enough heating options available to you. In fact, we’d go so far as to suggest that there are actually so many different options to choose from that the real trouble is simply narrowing down your heating options. One that you certainly should not overlook is the burning of wood pellets in New Hampshire. You’d be missing out in doing so.

While there is no single heating option that will best suit everyone—there wouldn’t be so many different options if this were the case—it is tough to argue against the many benefits that a wood pellet stove has to offer. What kinds of benefits, you ask? Well, that just so happens to be the subject of today’s post! Keep the following information in mind, and let a member of our team know if you’re ready to expand your heating experience into the wood pellet realm.

Why Choose Wood Pellets?

Like we said above, there are a lot of different reasons as to why you may choose to heat your home through the burning of wood pellets. This method of heating is:

  • Energy efficient, as wood pellets burn very effectively thanks to their very low moisture content.
  • Affordable, as wood pellets are not as volatile in terms of cost as available fossil fuels can be, and certainly less expensive than electricity.
  • Convenient, as you can simply stack up bags of pellets and then pour them into the hopper on top of the stove as needed. Much less hauling and cleanup than with wood.
  • Environmentally friendly, as wood pellets are made of wood waste and are basically an unlimited fuel source.

It’s Not All Positive, Though

While it’s hard to make a case against wood pellets in terms of great options for heating homes, there is one major disadvantage that you have to be aware of. This is the fact that wood pellet stoves do require electricity to operate. They don’t just burn up in a stove and throw heat the way that wood does in a wood-burning stove. They are fed into the stove and distributed with mechanical components, and they are controlled with thermostats. If you lose power, your pellet stove loses power.

This isn’t the end of the world, of course, and it’s a good idea to have a backup fuel source and/or a backup generator anyway in an area such as ours. We believe in transparency, though, and this potential shortcoming does need to be surfaced—even if it is quite far from a dealbreaker in our eyes.

If you have any questions or if you think that a pellet stove is the right option for your home, reach out to a member of our team today. We’re here to answer any questions that you might have.

Contact the home heating professionals here at HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.


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