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Is Heating With A Pellet Stove Cheaper Than Natural Gas?

Cindy By Cindy 2022-09-08

Natural gas prices have risen sharply since 2012. The use of wood pellets is cheaper and more rewarding than ever.

The rise in natural gas costs is due to increased demand, which is a bottleneck for slow production. On the other hand, the cost of heating wood pellets made from wood chips and wood chips left over from the manufacturing process has not risen at the same rate.

According to the Long-Term Forum on Heating Systems, which has been around since 1995, wood pellets cost a bit less than other fuel sources such as natural gas or propane. However, you must consider shipping costs to deliver your wood pellets to your home. Still, most people consider wood pellets to be the most economical option.

How many tons of wood pellets to heat home this season?

As a homeowner, you want to keep your heating costs as low as possible. You just switched to a pellet stove, but you don’t know how many wood pellets you need to keep your stove running nonstop until the end of winter. We have researched this topic extensively and have the answer for you.

Depending on the size of your home, the average home’s heating needs over the winter may be 2 to 3 tons (100 to 150 bags) of wood pellets, while larger homes need twice as much.

How many bags of pellets does a pellet stove burn on average?

Burning wood pellets produces less carbon monoxide than burning fossil fuels. They are also safer for you and your family. The number of bags you use is directly related to the size of your stove burn. However, the average stove can burn a bag of about 40 pounds of pellets for up to 24 hours.

Are pellet stoves expensive to run?

Wood pellets are an alternative fuel for heating in many people’s homes, especially during the colder months. While wood pellets tend to be more expensive in winter, their low maintenance costs make them an economical option for home heating.