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10 Things You Need to Know About Wood Pellet Fireplaces


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Environmentally Friendly
Believe it or not, these tiny pellets are an eco-friendly fuel choice.
Believe it or not, these tiny pellets are an eco-friendly fuel choice.
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Some consumers are installing wood pellet fireplaces because they just want to save money on home heating. Others may appreciate the cost savings but are even more excited about the eco-friendly nature of pellet fuel. Pellets and other biofuels are renewable resources, so they offer a much greener solution than burning nonrenewable fuels like oil, coal or gas.

Burning biofuels is also carbon-neutral, so using wood pellet fireplaces means you won't be adding to greenhouse gas effects as you would with fossil fuels. Some experts believe that use of wood pellet fireplaces results in the elimination of 75 percent of carbon emissions that would be caused by fossil fuel heating [source: Fireplaces.com].

Therefore, you can not only save money with wood pellet fireplaces, but do your part for the environment, as well.


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