ReVision Energy's solid fuels division has become its own company, ReVision Heat, to help Maine and New Hampshire homes transition away from fossil fuel based heating. Visit www.revisionheat.com for more information about wood and pellet boilers!
Gasifying Pellet Boiler Overview
Mainers are looking for home heating alternatives that are cheaper and more environmentally friendly than burning fossil fuels. The good news is that today's high-efficiency gasifying boiler technology gives us the option to heat with locally produced and sustainable wood pellets. Our sister company, ReVision Heat now offers a range of pellet boiler options including the Okofen fully automated pellet boiler which we installed in our Exeter, NH Solar Showroom.
Gasifying wood and pellet boilers are 'carbon neutral' if the fuel supply is sustainably harvested from Maine woodlots. Carbon neutral means that the small amount of CO2 emitted by the boiler is actually 'digested' by the remaining live trees on the woodlot, resulting in net zero atmospheric emissions. Studies have shown that gasifying boilers emit less than 1 gram of smoke per hour-equivalent to the amount of smoke produced by one cigarette.
The laws of Physics dictate that fossil fuels can never be sustainably harvested, nor combusted with net zero emissions. In Maine, the sustainable harvesting rule of thumb is that an acre of land can produce between one-half cord to one full cord of firewood per year. As long as the wood or pellet fuel is burned in a high efficiency gasifying boiler, the net emission effect is zero.
Many people see a pellet boiler as a great way to save money on heating costs. How much will you save if you burn pellets in a high-efficiency gasifying pellet boiler?
If each ton of pellets has the same amount of fuel as 130 gallons of heating oil, and pellets cost is $285 a ton, then each ton of pellets you burn will save you $235 compared to the equivalent amount of oil at $4 a gallon.
Obviously, the price of pellets and oil will change over time, and that will affect savings. In general, most people believe that the days of cheap oil are over and wood pellet fuel.... well, it grows on trees!
The future of Wood Pellets
Our sister company, ReVision Heat, is able to deliver wood pellets formed from Maine wood at the Corinth Wood Pellets mill in Corinth, Maine - just outside of Bangor.
We use wood waste from forest product manufacturing plants and wood harvested from Maine woodlands. Our pellet fuel is delivered directly from the Corinth plant to Bangor-area homes and businesses where the pellets are pumped into pellet storage bins supplied and installed by ReVision Heat.
Because of our partnership with the pellet manufacturing plant at Corinth we can guarantee availability of pellets to our bulk delivery customers each year.
Visit ReVision Heat's website for more information about wood pellet supply and quality.
Want to Learn More?
Contact ReVision Heat for a free pellet heating consultation!
Or call us, (207) 989-8500.