Some Things to Consider when Selecting Wood Pellets

  • Quality and consistency are more important than whether pellets are made from hardwoods or softwoods.
  • Look for pellets with higher BTU’s because they burn hotter. Look for numbers above 8,000 BTU/lb.
  • Low ash content means less maintenance.
  • Low moisture content means more energy is used to heat your home instead of evaporating moisture in the pellets.
  • Small amounts of fines or dust. These particles are produced during manufacture and during transport, they can cause performance and maintenance problems.

 

 

Pellets AVG BTU AVG Ash Pallet Size Price per bag Price per ton Price per metric ton
Northern Warmth Douglas Fir    purple bag 9000 0.15% 1 ton $7.50 $365.00
Northern Warmth Douglas Fir    green bag 8800 0.20% 1 ton $7.50 $360.00
Northern Warmth Pine                  gold bag 8800 0.25% 1 ton $6.50 $305.00
Vermont Wood 8800 0.23% 1 ton $6.50 $310.00
Northern Max / Cubex 9000 0.28% 1 ton $6.50 $290.00
 La Crete  8700  0.34%  1.2 ton  $6.25  $290.00  $348.00
North Country 8750 0.34% 1.2 ton $6.25 $290.00 $348.00
Barefoot 8700 0.34% 1.2 ton $6.25 $290.00