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Three reasons to choose an automated wood pellet boiler

About one million U.S. households use wood pellets to power their heating appliances, enabling their occupants to take advantage of the many benefits that this exceptional alternative fuel source provides.

One of the most advanced of these appliances is an automated wood pellet boiler, which can be used as a powerful central heating and domestic hot water solution for your Finger Lakes-area home.

Why choose an automated wood pellet boiler? Here are three key reasons:

  • They’re economical – Wood pellets typically have a price per BTU that is 1/3 to 1/2 as much as propane or fuel oil, and about the same as natural gas. More importantly, that price is not subject to volatile fuel oil market swings.
    While converting to a wood pellet system requires and investment up front (some of which can be subsidized by NY State incentive programs), the payback period for that investment is often as short as a few years.
  • They’re versatile – Wood pellets can be used as a fuel source for hot water (hydronic) radiant systems, forced hot air systems, or even hybrid systems. They function much like oil and propane boilers, with fully automatic operation, domestic hot water heating, and zoned comfort control options available. Almost any home can be retrofitted with a wood pellet boiler, either as a standalone heat source or in conjunction with a secondary boiler.
  • They’re easy to use – Thanks to our innovative bulk pellet delivery technology, you will never have to touch a pellet bag or handle your wood pellets again (unless you want to; pellet bags and half bags are always available). Pellets are blown into a bulk pellet hopper, where a vacuum or auger system will automatically feed the boiler when it needs fuel. The boiler adjusts the pellet feed rate and air flow automatically to improve efficiency, give you clean burns, and reduce air pollution.

Discover the benefits of automated pellet boilers for yourself! Contact Ehrhart today to learn more about wood pellet heating options and get a FREE estimate on converting your home heating system to clean burning wood pellet fuel.