Wood pellet stoves in high demand

Wood pellet stoves in high demand

There are 24 comments on the WWLP Massachusetts story from Aug 13, 2008, titled Wood pellet stoves in high demand. In it, WWLP Massachusetts reports that:

Fall is still six weeks away but homeowners are already preparing for the home heating season.

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Huh

Norfolk, CT

#1 Aug 13, 2008
You call these "greener"???? Do some research ch22, they are far heavier polluters than oil.
logger

Williamsburg, MA

#2 Aug 14, 2008
Huh wrote:
You call these "greener"???? Do some research ch22, they are far heavier polluters than oil.
go hug a tree!
Home Depot

Hollywood, FL

#3 Aug 14, 2008
I work at Home Depot and once we recieved our first shipment of stoves a couple weeks ago, they were sold!
High demand for them, home deopt probably won't be able to keep up with the sales.
Guy with the Wooden Eye

Newington, CT

#4 Aug 14, 2008
These pellet stoves have a 600 watt igniter element always white hot to keep the pellets burning. So letís see: 600 watts running 24hrs/7day will heat a large room very comfortably. So it would be cheaper just to plug in a heater element and save the trees which gave their lives to be pellets.
Pellet stoves

Hollywood, FL

#5 Aug 14, 2008
600 watts! You have to plug that thing in? That's pointless.
Get a wood stove instead!
naf

Chicopee, MA

#6 Aug 15, 2008
Don't you need a bag or 2 of pellets a day?? And where do u store all these pellets??
Are the pellets made from actual trees or from some recycled wood products??
IGNORANT

Williamsburg, MA

#7 Aug 15, 2008
all of you are so ignorant!
GFR Holyoke

Westfield, MA

#8 Aug 16, 2008
Maybe We should burn the fat between IGNORANTS ears to keep warm this winter. Keep the whole state warm and comfy
No One

East Weymouth, MA

#9 Aug 17, 2008
Still you do need about 2 1/2 tons worth of pellets to last a Fall-Winter...That's about $700 to $1,000 right there..
pellet master

Chicopee, MA

#10 Aug 18, 2008
well well, if you got pellet stoves your savin some serious greenbacks please anyone who wants to disagree i will listen!
kratty221

Springfield, MA

#11 Aug 19, 2008
Anyone with a brain should be able to figure out pellet stoves save nothing, on top of being highly pollutive. Personally, I'd rather pay a bill every month than have to run out every day to get a bag of tree pieces, and running up my electric bill in the process!
pellet master

Chicopee, MA

#12 Aug 20, 2008
Hello again, great posts to all just have to say i love the fact that number 1, i love to have fires, time to get it goin bores me, love to stay warm in the winter, like to excercise, really love saving a buck and most importantly can't wait to fuel a local company with 750. for my entire heating cost, keeps them with income and doesn't fuel middle east with my capital, it is good for the enviroment and if i get bored with handling the bags ill buy in bulk form and save even more a 275 gallon tank costs 1100. each full fill up, timez it by an average of 3 and well , i guess the purchase price for the appliance has paid itself the first year, and if there is anything bad about having somthing in the fireplace to look at after winters rath i like seeing a 3000. dollar appliance than another empty tank of oil........$2500. in a cd @4% isnt bad either the other 50 is for beer by the fire
Mr Reality

Norwich, CT

#13 Aug 30, 2008
Huh wrote:
You call these "greener"???? Do some research ch22, they are far heavier polluters than oil.
Sounds like you are an oil delevery or repair
guy ( or have oil stocks on the down).
WWW.EPA.GOV for info.
TTM

Granby, MA

#14 Aug 31, 2008
I have two, considering one year I was paying 700-900 a month in natural gas, I spend 1200.00 a season on pellets and my gas bill went under 100.00 a month that included furnace, stove, hot water and dryer all on natural gas. you can't beat it, easy to maintain and clean. the cost of pellets has gone up about 60-70.00 and I think as demand grows, so will the price.
Dan S

Marlborough, MA

#15 Oct 3, 2008
We have a Harman Accentra wood pellet stove. Maximum Watts: 440 Watts (Start cycle and test)
Start Cycle Wattage: 340
Normal Run Wattage: 255

Wood Pellets for winter already here and stored in basement. Cost:$520 to heat for the winter.

We still have the oil tank, and it's full. But filling THAT costs $1,000 for the month.

We've crossed our fingers, are warm, and thinking good thoughts
Sad

Housatonic, MA

#17 Oct 4, 2008
Isn't it sad that will all the technology in America, folks have to revert to an ancient way to heat their homes.

Heating ones home in northern climates is not a luxury. People die from the lack of it.

Says a lot for our politicians...Democrat AND Republican who have allowed/engineered the cost of fuel.

If you've noticed they don't seem to talk about that when they talk about the health insurance policy that they want to sell you. Yes, SELL you.
pellet stove guy

Sacramento, CA

#18 Oct 9, 2008
Guy with the Wooden Eye wrote:
These pellet stoves have a 600 watt igniter element always white hot to keep the pellets burning. So letís see: 600 watts running 24hrs/7day will heat a large room very comfortably. So it would be cheaper just to plug in a heater element and save the trees which gave their lives to be pellets.
The igitors on pellet stoves only run for the first 10 to 15 minutes. There is a timer built into the control board to turn the ignitor off. If you prefer a match to give you that old fashion feel for lighting a fire the ignitor can be unpulged and you can light most pellet stoves with a gel alcohol or wax wood chips.
harman lover

Antioch, TN

#20 Nov 21, 2008
naf wrote:
Don't you need a bag or 2 of pellets a day?? And where do u store all these pellets??
Are the pellets made from actual trees or from some recycled wood products??
They are strictly made from recycled trees , fallen, etc, no live trees are harmed, I live near a plant that makes them and I have owned mine for 20 years and , they don't require some poor coal miner to die just to keep me warm, an on top of that they are the only wood heat that is UL listed and approved with a EPA rating that is acceptable.
tom

South Hadley, MA

#21 Nov 21, 2008
IGNORANT wrote:
all of you are so ignorant!
people like you should just pull the triger
Breckwell

Bremerton, WA

#22 Jan 25, 2009
1) We heat our 1200 sq. ft. home to a 70 degree temperature on 2 tons of pellets for 5 months.
2) The cost of the pellets (4000 lbs) delivered and stacked is $500.
3) The total wattage at start up with the igniter on is 690 watts--the igniter drops out after approximately 10 minutes. The running wattage after the igniter stops is 390 watts.
4) Previously with #2 oil at $3.50/gallon our 5 month heating cost was averaging a little over $900 per year +$150 for oil filter, nozzle, stack and firebox cleaning. So far the pellet stove has required just simple brushing and vacuuming.

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