Eco-responsibility: This is a commitment that many people share. Before considering drastic energy solutions, it is entirely possible to take a first step towards environmental safety by heating with wood.
Warming up with wood: quality and savings
When we talk about heating with wood, we immediately visualize a fire in the fireplace with the whole family around, sipping a good cup of herbal tea. This ancestral image has finally given way to a concept much more adapted to the requirements of modern life, namely the wood-fired boiler. Wood, being the cheapest fuel on the market, allows considerable savings compared to oil and gas. To achieve this, you will have to invest in a boiler specially designed to convert wood pellets or wood pellets into energy. You will be amazed how much money you will save by adopting this environmentally friendly concept. You’ll pay half of what you used to pay with an efficiency of up to 90%. No other fuel will be able to give you these results.
Wood pellets: certification, dimensions and humidity
Not all wood pellets are created equal. Some have a much more consistent burning capacity than others. As a first step, check whether your wood pellets have one of the DIN Plus, NF or EN certifications. These provide you with information on the manufacturing process, which must be sufficiently advanced to produce quality wood. Prefer small pellets: less than 3 cm in length and between 6 and 8 mm in diameter. If the pieces are too large, they can block your heater. Your pellets should also have a low enough moisture content to avoid the risk of clogging your heating system. To ensure optimum performance, you should check that the moisture content is between 8 and 10%. If you are going to make your purchase online, you can consult the product sheet which contains all the characteristics of pellets and granules. Also look at the “Pellet Price” box to better understand the investment you are about to make.
Wood pellets and pellets: slow combustion without harming the environment
It goes without saying that quality eo2 pellets are those that burn as slowly as possible. What makes combustion faster and therefore not recommended is the level of fines: those residual fragments from wood processing and transport. The fines content must be less than 1% in order not to damage your appliance. This leads us to the density of the pellets, which influences the fines content. The higher the density, the fewer fines will be present in your fuel. In addition, your pellets must also be impact resistant. To know this, the mechanical durability must not be less than 95%. Calorific value is another criterion to be taken into account. It should be around 5 kWh/kg. Finally, if you want to respect your ecological commitment to the end, avoid additives that harm the planet by producing a significant amount of ash.