There’s a new, renewable way to heat your home, and it’s available only from Ehrhart Energy.
Automated wood pellet boilers feature an advanced new technology imported from Europe that helps homeowners realize the benefits of renewable energy, while reducing their fuel costs. But even more, these systems automate the process, so you’ll never have to lift a bag of wood pellets and you’ll have to clean your system only once a month.
Wood pellets are among the best choices available for renewable ways to heat your home. They are part of the natural carbon cycle, so you do not contribute further to greenhouse gas emissions. But more importantly, wood pellets are made from “seconds” —timber that otherwise had no value. This helps support the local forestry industry, and keeps our forests healthier. Other choices to heat your home on renewables include electric heat pumps. While these work well in southern climates, in New York they simply can’t keep up with the cold that Mother Nature dishes out. Wood pellet boilers can, however.
Wood pellets generally cost 1/3 to 1/2 as much as propane or fuel oil. Typically the cost is about the same as natural gas, but not significantly more. In addition, fossil fuel prices are subject to so much volatility, it’s difficult to budget for winter heating bills. Pellets are more closely tied to lumber prices, which tend to be very stable over time.
Our wood pellet boiler customers receive deliveries from our unique bulk pellet delivery truck. Pellets are blown into a bulk pellet hopper at your home. From there, a vacuum or auger system will automatically convey the pellets to your boiler when the boiler calls for them. The boiler monitors the combustion and adjusts the pellet feed rate and the air flow while you sleep to give you the most precise and complete burn of pellets possible. This not only improves your efficiency, but it also makes for a clean burn, reducing air pollution and the need to clean your boiler frequently.
At Ehrhart, we go one step further by offering three different service plan packages for our automated wood pellet boiler customers, including our total care package, in which we clean your boiler once a month for you. No need to even touch the boiler all winter.
Wood pellet boilers function much like oil or propane boilers, with fully automatic operation, effective hot water heating and zoned comfort control. They’re ideally suited for homes with hot water radiators, but can be configured for homes with forced-air heat. That makes them a good fit for any home in central New York.
Wood pellet boilers are much more expensive than a typical propane or fuel oil boiler. However, NYSERDA offers extremely generous incentives, bringing the cost down to give you a return on your investment within 3 to 5 years. Call or email us today for details.