Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wood Pellets

Many people are looking for more environmentally friendly way to heat their homes. Some options are very expensive and take a lot of upheaval to incorporate. However, if you have an open fire or wood burning stove, then it is worth considering buying wood pellets to use a fuel. These are fine wood particles (basically sawdust) which have been compacted to make pellets. The sawdust used to make them is a by product of the wood industry so the fuel is being made from something that would otherwise have been thrown away. They have very low water content which means that the pellets burn more efficiently than wood or coal. As the woodpellets are made of compacted material they take up less storage space than wood and so are easier and cheaper to transport. They are also considered to be a biofuel so as well as not using up valuable resources and cutting down on the environmental damage cause by transportation you are also using a more environmentally friendly product.

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