Heating with corn is not a new option for homeowners, but for some this may be the first time they’ve given the method serious consideration with the rising price of fuel and the early buzz about propane shortage worries again this winter. Whether traditional heating oil prices rise more or become less available won’t matter if you make a plan now to heat with renewable energy sources like corn and wood pellets.
American Energy Systems is known for excellent customer service. We’ll walk homeowners through the unknown process of heating with corn and getting started with this wonderful heat source. With no traditional chimney needed to install a pellet stove, it becomes a viable option for many people looking to enjoy a warmer house, lower heat bill, and lessen their footprint. Most people have already heard the praises of pellet stove heat from friends and family or read stories of people like them who’ve already made the switch.
However, here are a few more reasons heating with corn is a good decision for the winter of 2014-2015.
Heating with Corn Means Renewable Fuel
When you purchase a pellet stove, you have a lot of options in terms of selecting from 100 percent renewable fuel sources. A pellet stove runs on fuel that’s grown, not mined. No foreign oil needed either. Corn prices are low right now, so you can stock up!
Heating with Corn Means Low Emissions
Pellet stoves rate as the most efficient of all solid-burning residential heating appliances, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Renewable fuels burned in MagnuM pellet stoves burn completely and efficiently! Today’s design improvements allow hot air generated by your flame to be used most efficiently. Plus, radiant heat is something you can expect to enjoy beyond measure. This is the type of warm, clean heat that emanates from your pellet stove and isn’t something you get from a traditional furnace that is plopped out of sight and mind in the basement.
Heating with Corn Means Buying Local
The beauty of pellet stoves is that you can source your fuel locally and know exactly where it comes from. For instance, you could fuel your pellet stove with corn from a family member, friend, or farmer in your community. With a high-efficiency corn or pellet burning stove you could potentially heat your home exclusively with fuel from on your own property (like many farmers do) eliminating all transportation-related environmental costs. We have customers contact us all the time with creative ways they are reducing their heating costs by finding local renewable energy sources.
Heating with Pellet Stove Means Finding a Use for Waste
Did you know you can keep waste out of landfills by using a pellet stove? Wood pellets often are produced from discarded scraps, sawdust, and fallen trees. Paper pellets, cherry pits, and olive pits are some of the items that would end up in a landfill but creative people are finding ways to burn them for heat.
Heating with a Pellet Stove Means Using Less Construction Materials
New energy-efficient pellet stoves and fireplace inserts don’t require chimneys or elaborate duct work. You can save both on material costs and use fewer resources when you install these renewable energy appliances in existing homes, new construction, and remodel projects. You’ll be surprised how little space is needed to install a pellet stove, how fast the installation is, and the minimal materials needed to simply vent the pellet stove.
If you have questions about heating with corn, installing a pellet stove, or other heating related topics, please call our heating specialists at 1-800-495-3196.