Monday, November 17, 2014

Wood Pellet Reviews

There are a number of beneficial reasons to use wood pellets to heat your home. Unpredictable and often inflated energy prices during the colder months have increased interest and usage of wood pellet stoves in an attempt to reduce energy costs.

Wood pellet heating can be used as a stand-alone home heating source or as a supplemental heat source to a central heating system. With their growing popularity, there are more pellet fuel choices than ever. We’re taking a closer look at 3 popular wood pellet brands, hopefully helping you to make the best choice for your heating needs as easy as possible.

Corinth Wood Pellets

Made in Maine from harvested local resources, Corinth wood pellets are produced from a specific blend of hardwood and softwood and are 100% natural with no added chemical binders or fillers. One 40 lb. bag can replace up to 2 1/3 gallons of home heat oil, and those who have used Corinth pellets report an exceptional amount of heat output.

Other features include:

  • Calorific Value: 8290 BTUs/Pound
  • Low ash (.51%)
  • Small, uniform pellets – average size is about ½ inch to ¾ inch
  • Long-lasting, consistent heat
  • Very little fines and sawdust

Find more information about Corinth wood pellets here.


CANAWICK Wood Pellets

CANAWICK can call rightfully call their pellets “ecological pellets” as they are made from 100% biodegradable residual sawdust. These pellets are made from premium quality hardwood free of any additives whatsoever. They provide superior heat output with very low moisture; up to 35% greater heat output compared to traditional fire wood.

Other features include:

  • Calorific Value: 8000 BTUs/Pound
  • Diameter: 6.3 mm
  • Suitable for a wide range of fireplaces or slow-burning wood stoves, fire pits, etc.
  • Environmentally-friendly and carbon neutral
  • No firebrands, reduced smoke
  • Moisture Content: 5.22%
  • Ash Content: 0.61%

Available in 40 lb. bags or by the ton. Find more information here.


Energex Wood Pellets

Energex is the largest producer of wood pellets in Canada and have been producing wood pellets out of Lac-Megantic, Quebec for about 29 years. Using a blend of softwood and hardwood produces a higher-heat burn and lower ash content (less than 1%). Free of additives and bark for a clean burn. Sold in 40 lb. bags and are also available in bulk.

Other features include:

  • Calorific Value: 8700+ BTUs/Pound
  • Ash Content: between 0.5% and 0.7%
  • Moisture Content: 5% - 6%
  • Blend of 60% softwood/40% hardwood
  • Wood Pellet Size: small
  • Produced from 100% natural wood sawdust



Have you tried any of these wood pellet brands before? We’d love to hear from you! Leave your thoughts and personal reviews in the comments section to help guide others in the community to the best possible home heating solutions.

You can find all of these wood pellets for sale at www.parisfarmersunion.com. Be sure to browse our selection of wood pellet stoves and heating accessories and be prepared for what Mother Nature has in store for us this winter!

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