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Why come to Zimmerman Mulch for your pellet needs?
- Our wood pellets are stored indoors to maintain best quality
- We keep a consistent inventory to meet your heating needs
- Competitive Pricing
- We offer Delivery at reasonable rates
Why Wood Pellets?
- Wood pellets produce a consistent and economical heat.
- After burning wood pellet fuel, there is little ash left over, reducing the amount of clean-up work needing to be done. And, wood pellets produce virtually no creosote – a major cause of chimney fires.
- Made of 100% wood sawdust with no additives, the sawdust in pellets is a manufacturing by-product otherwise destined for landfills.
- A 40-lb bag of pellet fuel can provide up to 24 hours of solid heat.
- A winter’s supply of wood pellets is about 100-150 bags – depending on climatic and lifestyle variations.
Wood Pellet Benefits
Wood pellets were first engineered in the 1970s in response to an energy shortage in the U.S. and are generally manufactured from wood waste generated in saw mills, furniture manufacturing facilities, paper mills, etc. Burning wood pellets can be used as a substitute for electricity; wood-fueled fireplaces and stoves; or fossil fuels, such as propane or natural gas. Pellet fuel is burned in appliances, such as freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts, furnaces or commercial burners.
Clean and allergy-free. No dust or dirt is brought into the home with pellet fuel.
More efficient fuel than cordwood. Pellets have five to 10 percent moisture content in comparison to 30 to 60 percent for cordwood and woodchips. This means pellets are a more efficient fuel. Higher Btu content than cordwood. Wood pellets have a Btu output content of 350,000 per cub. Ft. of fuel, versus 70,000 to 90,000 for cordwood or wood chips. This means pellets produce more heat.
All natural fuel. Once compressed and dried, pellets hold their form with natural lignin, which means no glue or binders are required. Cleaner burn. Pellet fuel has proven to provide the cleanest burn of any solid fuel. Pellet stoves exhaust an average of 1.2 particulate grams per hour – well below the United States EPA wood burning limit of 7.5 grams. This is because the
combustion air can be easily regulated, which optimizes the burn efficiency, and because of pellet’s low moisture content.
Energy from waste: Pellet fuel is made of waste products, such as pallets and manufacturing excess. It is a practical way to utilize biomass materials from sustainable forest initiatives, especially for commercial applications