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How To Properly Store Wood Pellets?

candice By candice 2022-11-07

Wood pellets are a reliable, energy-efficient way to heat your home, business or commercial premises. But did you know that they are also easy to store and can help you save storage space? Learn how wood pellets can be a space-saving solution.

What are wood pellets?

Wood pellets are a cost-effective heating fuel made from compressed wood fibers. Wood pellet heating systems include pellet stoves, furnaces and boilers. Wood pellets are a biomass product. Biomass means that they come from a growing renewable resource. The wood particles are dense and have very little ash and moisture content. Recycled wood pellets, such as those made by EcoPellets Tasmania, help keep waste from going to landfills.

How to store wood pellets to save space

Burning one ton of wood pellets is equivalent to about 1.5 cords of wood. Wood pellets can be stored in a fraction of the space as a cord of wood. A 1 ton pallet of 40lb bags takes up 1/3 the space as one cord of wood.

Your wood pellet storage space should be in a dry place, preferably indoors. Many users store their pellets in the basement or garage. The storage area should be free of any moisture or mold. You can also keep the pellets dry by storing them on the floor on a pallet.

If you can’t store wood pellets indoors, you may want to keep them outdoors in a shelter or a shed in a dry elevated spot. You may also want to cover your wood pellets with a securely fastened tarp for extra protection. When the particles get wet, they turn back to their original material – sawdust.

When stored in the proper way, wood pellets can be kept for a long time. The main culprits for damaging stored pellets are UV rays and moisture. Prolonged UV rays can damage protective sleeves and plastic bags. Once the plastic breaks down, moisture penetration is accelerated. You can prevent UV rays and moisture from damaging your wood pellets by storing them properly.

Proper storage of wood pellets can help you save space and can help you get the most out of your pellets.