Firewood and wood pellets are popular, renewable, and cost-effective ways to heat your home or business. According to the EPA, new, high-efficiency pellet and wood stoves:
- Are up to 50% more energy efficient
- Save money, time and resources
- Can use 1/3 less wood fuel for the same heat
- Reduce creosote build-up and the risk of chimney fires
Conventional fireplaces draw high volumes of warm air up the chimney, causing other areas of the home to be drafty and cooler. Airtight pellet and wood fireplace inserts maintain the aesthetic benefits of a fireplace with greater heating efficiency.
If you’re interested in understanding how wood and pellet fuels compare to other fuel types, try Efficiency Maine’s Compare Heating Costs Calculator.