Wood pellets are a clean-burning, carbon neutral, renewable fuel. They are typically locally sourced from native species of wood. In our region, that means a lot of hardwoods (maple, ash, oak) and a little softwood (pine etc.) for higher BTU content. Generally, wood pellets are a byproduct of other uses for those woods. Traditionally, the cut-offs, sawdust and scraps from the lumber industry would be discarded and left to compost. Today, wood pellets represent a source of income for those sawmills, as they are sold to pellet mills that refine them further to sell to you and me for fuel for our homes. This helps the entire logging and lumber industry become more financially stable and encourages better forestry practices. Further, when you burn wood in your home, the emissions are part of the natural carbon cycle, so you are not adding carbon emissions to the air.
Wood pellets can be burned in beautiful pellet stoves and fireplace inserts and in wood pellet boilers. There are many manufacturers of these appliances, but Ehrhart has narrowed the focus down to a handful of very reliable products we can sell and maintain for you for years to come. You can find less expensive products at big-box stores, but if you buy through us, you have access to funding from NYSERDA, and we back all of our installations with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Ehrhart is one of only a handful of companies in the country that has invested in a revolutionary bulk pellet delivery method. This method is commonplace in parts of Europe, but brand new to the U.S. We simply place a pellet hopper at your home, and our state-of-the-art bulk pellet truck comes on a regular schedule to keep you full. You can carry pellets to your stove in 5-gallon pails, or we can install a vacuum or auger delivery system to keep your hopper full automatically. No more handling and dumping bags, no more wondering about whether you should buy 1 more ton to last the season and no more worrying that you won’t be able to get pellets when the inevitable shortages happen.
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