A: There are 40 lb pellet bags on the market. You can get about 24 hours of heat from a bag of pellets, depending on the size of your home and the usage of your pellet stove. Fifty 40lb bags per ton, 2-5 tons are recommended to cover the entire heating season.
A: Pellets cost a little more per year than wood, but they last longer. In either case, a log or ton of pellets should cost around $190, according to the Department of Energy.
A: A pellet stove is worth it when you consider that a 40,000 Btu pellet stove can heat a standard-sized three-bedroom home for 25% less than a traditional wood burner. Pellet stoves are cheaper to run because they are more efficient and pellets are cheaper to buy than wood.