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Wood pellets are a sustainable, reliable, local fuel option for heating Vermont homes and businesses. Derived from compressed sawdust and other wood waste materials, wood pellets offer several benefits for Bourne’s Energy customers:

Eco-Friendly Heating

Wood pellets are an environmentally responsible choice for home heating here in Vermont. Here’s why:

  • Renewable Resource: Wood is a renewable resource that can be sustainably harvested and replanted, making it an eco-friendly energy source.
  • Carbon Neutral: Wood pellets are considered carbon-neutral because the carbon dioxide released during combustion is offset by the carbon absorbed by growing trees.
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Burning wood pellets emits fewer greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, making them a cleaner option for home heating.

Cost-Effective Heating

Wood pellets are not only good for the environment but also for your wallet:

  • Lower Fuel Costs: Wood pellets are often cheaper than traditional heating fuels, making them a cost-effective choice for homeowners.
  • Stable Pricing: Wood pellet prices tend to be more stable and have remained so over the past decade.
  • High Efficiency: Wood pellet boilers are highly efficient, meaning you get more heat from the same amount of fuel, further reducing your heating costs.

Convenient and Clean

Wood pellets are easy to use and maintain, offering a clean and hassle-free heating solution:

  • Easy to Store: Bourne’s Energy delivers wood pellets in bulk or in clean, compact bags that are easy to store. They take up less space than traditional firewood and just require a dry storage space.
  • Clean Combustion: Pellet stoves and boilers produce minimal ash and smoke, resulting in cleaner indoor air quality compared to traditional wood-burning methods.
  • You don’t handle your oil or propane, you don’t need to handle your pellets either. Bulk pellet delivery is completely hands-free, delivered to you home by a delivery truck the same as oil and propane, requiring typically just 2-4 deliveries annually.

Energy Independence

Using wood pellets for home heating can contribute to greater energy independence for homeowners:

  • Local Fuel Source: Bourne’s Energy sources all our wood pellets from the Northeast, reducing dependence on distant and often imported energy sources.
  • Reduced Reliance on Fossil Fuels: By using wood pellets, you can reduce your reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels, contributing to a more sustainable energy future for Vermont.

Support for the Forestry Industry

By using wood pellets, you are indirectly supporting the forestry industry and the responsible management of forests. Sustainable forestry practices can have positive environmental impacts and help maintain healthy forests.

Government Incentives

Financing options are available that can often be combined with incentives, tax credits, and rebates to encourage the use of wood pellets for home heating, making it even more affordable for homeowners to switch to this eco-friendly heating option. Contact Bourne’s Energy to determine what’s available.

Learn about our wood pellets options we offer at Bourne’s Energy and place your pellet order today.

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