Pellets are one of the most ecological fuel materials. Until recently, this fuel was mainly fueled by residents of Western Europe. For some time now, pellets have been growing in popularity in the world. What did this decide?
What distinguishes pellets is primarily the composition. Small pellets with a diameter of 6-8 mm are produced from wood waste (mainly sawdust) without artificial additives. - Natural ingredients and low exhaust emissions make this fuel one of the most ecological fuel materials.
The pellet works primarily where there is no connection to natural gas. An important role is also played by its relatively low price and favorable relation of costs to the efficiency of house heating. It is assumed that 2.2 kg of pellets correspond to 1 liter of heating oil.
What's more, this fuel, compared with even coal, is much "cleaner". It is easier to remove wood dust than coal dust. - There is also a small amount (up to 0.5%) of ash generated in the combustion process, which can later be used, for example, to fertilize the soil on the plot.
The ever-increasing popularity of pellets is also largely determined by the convenience of use. Usually it is packed in small, 15 kg bags, which facilitates transport and storage. Depending on the size of the hopper, the pellet stove can operate without maintenance for up to several weeks, which allows you to heat the house also during the long absence of residents. Interestingly, in the case of newer boilers, the entire process can be controlled remotely, via a computer or telephone connected to the Internet.