Cold weather leads to high pellet fuel demand

March 16, 2014 |

In Virginia, Pellet Fuels Institute Executive Director Jennifer Hedrick explained the Northeast’s high pellet fuel demand recently with weather considerations. Average temperatures have been the coldest in four years, requiring many residential pellet appliance owners to use a greater volume of pellets, reducing supplies.

“Americans are increasingly turning to pellet appliances to heat their homes. Especially during a colder than normal winter that causes higher fossil fuel heating costs, pellet fuels are efficient and considerably more affordable than electricity and fossil fuels such as heating oil. It is encouraging that so many people are realizing the benefits that pellet heat delivers. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, pellet appliance shipments – including stoves, furnaces, and fireplace inserts, for example – increased twelve percent over the last year,” said Hedrick.

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