How well did you plan/estimate your bulk corn purchase this year? If you didn’t burn corn in your multi-fuel pellet stove or fireplace this year, how well did you estimate your wood pellet or other renewable fuel?
The use of renewable fuels for heat is meant to save you money, in addition for being a greener choice for our environment and keeping dollars closer to home. However, purchasing too much bulk fuel can mean loss of money, as it is ill advised to store corn, wheat, or wood pellets over the long, hot, and humid summer. Therefore, estimating as close as possible to the amount of fuel you’ll need is important to avoid wasting money and fuel.
What can you do to plan your bulk corn purchase better in 2015-2016?
Get to know a local farmer near you. Let him or her know that you have a pellet stove that burns renewable fuel, and you’re looking for a local bulk source to help save money and keep dollars local. As long as your fuel is dried to within 12% moisture and clean, you can buy anywhere you choose. Here is how one pellet stove owner saved money by buying corn from a neighbor.
Watch our blog and Facebook page, as we watch corn prices and industry news and pass it along to you. It is important to us that you are able to save the most amount of money possible, so we watch corn and wood pellet prices and other related news very closely. Also, we welcome all your stories or own “tips” you’re happy to pass along to other multi-fuel burning homeowners too.