A revolution is taking place across the Northeast corridor: heating with wood pellets. From residential wood pellet stoves and pellet furnaces, to institutional and industrial pellet heating of schools and factories, to college campuses.
Fully automated pellet stoves and furnaces of all sizes are steadily making inroads and are on the cusp of becoming very mainstream.
Winter is on the way, and for many, the answer to the cold is turn up the heat. The problem with that is that for blue collar families, employment can be cyclical. Families must budget money accordingly.
When it comes time to fill up a 275 gallon tank, the heating bill is hard to swallow during a time of budgeting. When a family fills the oil tank up to 4 times in one winter, they can start talking about paying some bills rather than others.
The answer: buy a pellet stove. As the price of oil heads well above $3 a gallon, pellet heat is an economical option that is easily budgeted for and will pay for itself in just a couple of years.
The numbers speak for themselves. Figure in the cost of a pellet stove, and the cost for 2 tons of pellets to heat an average home. Consider that most homes will fill the oil tank 2.5-4times per winter. On the low side, oil is almost $3000 to heat an average home in one winter.
The numbers speak volumes for how cost effective pellets stoves can be.
It is no wonder why universities, factories, and commercial buildings are slowly switching to wood pellets as a source of heat and energy? It's because it saves money.
For more information on pellet stoves and furnaces, contact St. Croix Stoves.
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