Stay Warm. Be Green.
Almost a million homes in the U.S. use wood pellets for heat—in freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts, furnaces, and boilers. Wood pellets are an effective, economical, and natural way to heat your home.
Pellets are a popular, clean-burning home heating alternative made of renewable resources and currently used throughout the world. As a biomass product, pellets are made from recycled wood. As a result, the price of this cost-efficient fuel is remarkably stable—unlike oil and natural gas—so you avoid unexpected and unpleasant price hikes that can ruin your heating budget.
Pellet fuel is:
- An all-natural, efficient way to heat your home
- An effective environmental solution that converts millions of tons of potential landfill waste into energy
- A significant cost-savings fuel for large-scale environments such as schools, universities, and power plants
At American Wood Fibers, we’re proud to produce premium hardwood and ultra premium softwood pellets, which meet the highest industry standards. By combining our extensive wood fiber experience and the latest in processing technology, we provide pellets that burn longer and burn hotter. All of our pellets are PFI Graded Premium Fuel complying with EPA regulations.
See the savings for yourself. Use our pellet fuel calculator to compare the cost of using wood pellets to natural gas, propane, coal, electric, fuel oil, and even hardwood. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you can save.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now that the EPA regulates the performance of both pellet stoves and fuels, the Pellet Fuels Institute evaluates and grades pellet fuel to ensure that consumers can make informed decisions about purchasing pellet fuel. Buying AWF qualified fuel pellets assures you are getting high quality pellets that will function in your pellet stove as the manufacturer intended. American Wood Fibers is proud to be one of the first pellet suppliers to achieve certification for consistent, reliable, and high-quality bagged fuel pellets under the new, more stringent standards program.
Not all pellets currently available for purchase qualify as PFI Graded Premium Fuel. Burning non-PFI grade pellets may void the warranty on many stoves. Be sure to ask your supplier if they are making PFI Graded Premium Fuel.
Learn more about the PFI grading program
Read a review of our premium pellet fuel
- A typical homeowner uses 3 tons of pellets per heating season at a cost of about $750. At an average retail price of $250/ton, pellets offer a fuel cost per million BTU of $19.05. To offer a fuel cost of $19.05 per million BTU, # 2 fuel oil and propane would have to be priced at $2.05/gal and $1.36/gal, respectively! (Fuel Value Calculator, USFS, 2008)
- One ton of wood pellets has the energy equivalency of 118 gallons #2 fuel oil. (Energy Information Administration)
- Pellet stoves have extremely low particulate emissions due to their high burn efficiency and the density of the fuel (<1 gm/hr). (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Every ton of pellets used compared to the same amount of oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons. Total emissions offset this year will be nearly 4.5 million tons of CO2.
- Wood pellets have a fossil energy ratio (net energy output/fossil energy used) of 12:1. (Net Energy Value Study, University of Wisconsin Green Bay)
- According to the latest available statistics, pellet manufacturing directly employs approximately 2,300 people in the U.S. and supports thousands of industry-related jobs in fields such as transportation and logging. (North America’s Wood Pellet Sector, Spelter & Toth, 2009)