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Five advantages of wood pellet heating

Low-cost energy and return on investment

Pellets also stand out for their financial efficiency ratio. Pellet heating ($260/Tm or $0.066/kWh) is very competitive with oil ($0.79/L or $0.091/kWh) or propane ($0.90/L or $0.149/kWh) and even electricity ($0.095/kWh) in 2021. However, the initial investment for the acquisition of pellet-burning equipment is higher than for other types of energy.

Nonetheless, the low cost of pellets allows for a quick payback on the project and contributes to substantial annual savings thereafter. (Source: Vision biomasse Québec)

In addition to being derived from a renewable resource, Quebec wood pellets are offered at a stable cost that is not affected by the fluctuating price of fossil fuels. Given this monetary stability, consumers can plan the budget allocated to heating costs over the long term.


It’s easy to source wood pellets

In Canada, it is extremely easy to obtain wood pellets to heat your home or business.

For individual customers, several options are available to fill up on pellets. Pellets are available and sold in bags in various shops and hardware stores throughout Quebec and Canada. You can find them on the “Retailers” page.


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Just like for businesses, individual customers can benefit from a bulk pellet delivery service offered by most Canadian pellet manufacturers. Dedicated to their customers, they are happy to top homeowners’ pellet supplies for additional peace of mind.


Eco-friendly

The growing demand for wood pellets generates two significant gains: the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the reduction of forestry waste throughout the country.

Wood pellets are an excellent option for energy producers seeking to reduce their GHG emissions.

Indeed, pellets are considered biomass, i.e. an organic material used as energy. This means that burning biomass has a low carbon footprint.


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High-performance for heating

Although the price of electricity and fossil fuels varies considerably, one constant is the thermal energy produced by these fuels compared to that obtained from wood pellets.

  • For heating, one tonne of pellets is equivalent to :
  • 545 litres of heating oil, compared to :
  • 773 litres of propane
  • 453 m3 of natural gas
  • 4.775 kWh of electricity
  • 1.5 cords of dry firewood (Source: Vision Biomasse)

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Heating equipment that blends in with your décor!

The pellet stove has become a design element that can blend in with any decor.

Stove manufacturers have taken care of this aspect and now offer several models that are sure to please the most demanding designers.

Choose the pellet stove that meets your needs. Whether it is suspended, round, contemporary, traditional, coloured or classic, it will both match your decor and meet your heating needs.


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