10 Tips for Buying Wood Pellets

If you’ve got a wood pellet boiler, or are using pellets for horse bedding, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the right ones.



Here’s what you need to think about.

What for
You’ll need to establish what you need your wood pellets for. If you’re using them for heating purposes, then you’ll have different requirements than if you’re using them for horse bedding.

Premium or economy wood pellets
There is a difference between premium and economy pellets, not just the price. The premium pellets are much better for burning, and will produce more heat per pellet, and less ash. Many leading pellet boiler and stove manufacturers and suppliers will recommend that you only use premium pellets. Sometimes, lesser quality pellets can cause problems with the boiler or stove performance. If you’re using wood pellets for animal bedding, then you may prefer the cost savings of economy pellets.

As well as there being a difference between premium and economy pellets, you should be aware that not all premium pellets are the same. Despite meeting the same ENPlus standards, two different brands of premium pellets could perform differently, and produce different amounts of heat and efficiency. Looking and trying different brands of pellets will allow you to see the difference for yourself.

Depending on the quantity of pellets you’re using, you may want to buy them in large amounts. If you’re able to buy tonnes at a time, it’s likely to save you a great deal of money. If you’re trying wood pellet horse bedding for the first time, then perhaps you’ll want to try a small quantity first before committing to a large order.