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Are wood pellets safe to use?

candice By candice 2021-12-13

Wood pellet stoves are a green way to heat your home, business or commercial location. But are wood pellets safe to use? In a word, yes. Wood pellets are safe to use, especially if you follow a few safety precautions. Learn more about this safe energy source.

Are Wood Pellets Safe to Use?

Burning wood pellets in your pellet stove can be a safe way to heat your home. EcoPellets Tasmania’s wood pellets are 100 percent natural. This means they burn cleanly and efficiently without harmful additional chemical additives.

The first step in using a pellet stove safely is making sure it is installed properly. If you are adding a pellet stove to your home, make sure it is installed by a reputable professional. Problems with installation can lead to smoke damage to your home, fire or even carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s also important that your installer pulls the required permits when putting in your pellet stove. This will make sure current building codes are met and the installation is done properly.

Other steps you can take to make sure your wood pellets are safe to use include:

Be careful, it’s hot! Your pellet stove is a heating appliance. This means it will likely be hot to the touch. If you’re pellet stove has a glass front, this area can heat up quickly. It’s also wise to take extra precaution with children and pets around your wood stove. Children and pets might have a greater risk of curiously touching the stove and being burned.

Dispose of ashes carefully. Your pellet stove should be clean burning and efficient. Minimal ash should be produced. Most stove manufacturers suggest cleaning out your stove’s ash bin on a regular basis, at least once a week.

Inspect your stove regularly. Inspect your stove frequently to make sure it is functioning at peak performance. Things to look for include pellet burn back, which is when the fire burns in the hopper. It’s also a good idea to look in the combustion chamber and inspect the vent, too. It is wise to have your pellet stove inspected by a professional at the beginning of the burning season to make sure it is in top operating shape.

Use premium wood pellets. EcoPellets Tasmania makes premium hardwood pellets. This means our pellets contain less than 7 percent moisture, less than 1 percent ash and have a high value of heating energy. Using premium wood pellets makes your stove burn safely and efficiently.

Are Wood Pellets Safe to Use in a Fireplace or Wood Stove?

EcoPellets Tasmania’s wood pellets are specially made to be used in pellet stoves. You will find they are not as efficient when used in a fireplace or traditional wood stove. There are many products on the market that have been created to allow you to use wood pellets in traditional wood stoves with mixed rates of success. EcoPellets Tasmania does not endorse any of these particular products. However we encourage you to explore these products to see what may work for you.  If you’re using one of these products, it’s important that you follow all of the manufacturer’s safety instructions.

Are Wood Pellets Safe for the Earth?

Wood pellets are safe for the Earth. You’ll find a handful of reasons why wood pellets are an Earth friendly answer to your heating needs. Reasons include:

Wood pellets are a responsible, renewable energy resource. When shopping for a new stove or boiler, you will most likely come across many options. Propane, oil, gas, and electricity are all traditional options for your stove or furnace. However, selecting a wood pellet stove or furnace lets you join the ranks of an increasing number of homeowners using a renewable energy source.

Wood pellets offer low emissions. Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites that pellet stoves are one of the most efficient options for solid-burning heat. Because wood pellets are a dense source of energy and contain very little moisture and very little ash, pellets burn efficiently. This allows the hot air produced by your wood pellet stove or furnace to be used effectively to heat your home, business or commercial enterprise. Statistics from the EPA indicate that each ton of wood pellets burned instead of oil fuel reduces carbon emissions by about 1.5 tons.

Get Started with Wood Pellets Today

Wood pellets are safe to use in your home, business or commercial location. Wood pellets offer a clean-burning, sustainable and safe way to provide heat.  EcoPellets Tasmania makes premium wood pellets that can be used to fuel a pellet stove and more. Learn more about our wood pellets or place your order today. Contact us at (03) 6380 0055