The quality of fuel you put in your heating appliance is important. Making sure your corn, wheat, or pellets are clean, dry, and pure is critical to efficient heat and proper maintenance of your appliance. Even if you are very careful and monitor your pellet stove fuel supply closely, you still need to watch for accidental foreign objects so that they do not make it into your hopper and auger system. We’ve heard reports of sand, pebbles, sticks, and even screws found. Take the time to talk to your source or farmer to make sure your fuel is as dry and clean as possible, and free from foreign objects. If you haven’t watched our video on choosing quality fuel for your appliance, please take a couple minutes. If you have a story to share, leave it in the comments section.