March 27, 2013

Pellet Stoves are a Better Alternative

Today the price of heating oil is $3.93. An average tank needs to be filled several times in one winter, making the cost of heating with oil for one winter around, or in most cases above $1500 for an average sized home. This is too much money. Most home heating bills are too high. There is an alternative: heating with pellets.

The biggest challenge in heating your home with oil is the fluctuation in cost. The price can go up at any given time, making it very difficult to budget for your home heating expenses. When you use pellet stoves, the price of pellets does not change throughout the winter. If it takes two tons of pellets to heat your home with a pellet stove, it will always take two tons of pellets to heat your home. When you heat with a pellet stove, you can budget for your heating bill at the beginning of the winter, with no surprises.

Pellet stoves are an alternative to help lower your home heating costs. Pellet stoves use wood and other biomass to heat your home, making the fuel much more economical than heating oil. Pellet stoves have their own in-built hopper, and are automated to feed the fire when necessary depending on the heat output you need. This makes pellet stoves very easy and efficient to run.

But there is another advantage to using pellet stoves to heat your home, biomass heat has low carbon emissions, making them a greener solution. For more information on heating your home with a pellet stove, contact St. Croix Stoves.