The advantage of wood fuel pellets:
Storage: Bags of pellets stack
compactly and store easily. A ton of pellets can be stored in an area
four feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high. This is about
half the area it would take to store cord wood.
Loading: Normally, a pellet stove needs
to be loaded only once a day. Pellets load easily and cleanly without
a lot of dirt or dust.
Efficiency: Today's pellet stoved
precisely regulate fuel feed and combustion air for optimum burn
efficiency. Pellet stoves today have efficiency ratings of 80% to
85%. Pellet fuel us an affordable fuel option.
Low Moisture Content: If you have a
wood stove you know how difficult it is to start and keep the fire
going with wet wood. You either can't get a fire going at all or the
fire will smoke and smolder with very little heat. Vulcan Wood
Products, Inc. makes its wood fuel pellets from kiln dried saw dust
giving our wood fuel pellets uniformly low moisture content
consistently below 10%, compared to 20% - 60% moisture content for
Environmentally Friendly: Uniformly low
moisture content, controlled fuel batches, and precisely regulated
combustion air means high heat output and very low levels or
emissions. In fact, pellet stove emissions are around 1.2 grams per
hour, far exceeding the current EPA regulations of 6 grams per hour.
No Chimney: because of the near total
combustion (around 98.5%) pellet stoves produce virtually no
creosote. This allows installation of a pellet stove with a vent
similar to a gas furnace rather than a conventional chimney