Our wood pellets are manufactured by New England Wood Pellet. They are a high quality, PFI Certified premium grade pellet fuel made from a proprietary blend of hardwood and other wood species.
New England Wood Pellet uses materials obtained in the northeast and, in turn, mostly represents a blend of the diversity of tree species found in our region. New England Wood Pellets generally have an 90% hardwood, 10% softwood composition.
||8,000-8,300 BTU's/lb. at 3% moisture
||3 to 5%
||0.4-0.6% (PFI Premium Standard <1.0%)
||≥40 lb./cu ft.
Heating with wood pellets offers distinct advantages over conventional fossil heating fuels and other forms of wood burning.
- Using pellet fuel reduces our dependence on oil, natural gas and propane – all non-renewable fossil fuels
- Pellet fuel is a renewable fuel when wood is derived from sustainable sources
- Using locally-sourced pellet fuel circulates your fuel dollar in the local economy, rather than exporting your fuel dollar for oil or propane sourced from outside our region.
- Displacing fossil fuels with pellet fuels reduces the emission of greenhouses gases such as carbon dioxide, thereby helping to mitigate climate change
- Since pellet stove and boiler emissions are comparatively low, they are often allowed in areas that have conventional wood burning restrictions
- Only minimal clearance is needed for appliance installation. Because of the near total combustion (around 98.5%) pellet stoves produce virtually no creosote. This also allows installation of a pellet stove by direct vent... without a chimney.
- One ton of wood pellets has the heat value of about one and a half cords of wood and stacks easily in one third the space. This makes it possible to easily store fuel for the entire season.
Water will destroy pellets. Pellet bags are not water resistant. Each bag contains small air holes. Take special care to prevent water absorption.
- If possible, pellets should be stored indoors. Humid locations may require a dehumidifier.
- New England Wood Pellet cover bags are water and UV resistant for 12 months.
- Do not remove the cover bag if pellets are stored outside. An additional tarp is recommended for extra protection.
- After opening a ton, we recommend moving all bags inside to a dry location. If not possible, re-wrap the ton with original cover bag or other water resistant cover.
- Pallets should not sit directly on grass or dirt. An additional pallet or platform should be used as bottom layer.
- Avoid abrasion of cover bags. Small holes allow water to penetrate. If tons are stacked two high, a slip sheet of OSB or plywood should be used.
* Lignetics, New England Wood Pellets, or Stoves Plus LLC. are not responsible for damage incurred to pellets due to improper storage, shipping or handling.