Wood pellets are a popular choice for heating the home during cold winter months. Here are some things to consider when determining how many bags of wood pellets to stock up on:
Bags of wood pellets can be purchased in several weights, but the standard bag weighs forty pounds.
On average, wood pellet stoves require seventy-five pounds of pellets in order to operate to their fullest heating potential.
Typically, seventy-five pounds of wood pellets will burn for over 40 hours on a medium setting.
Keep in mind that not every house has the same amount of square footage to heat. Also, if you prefer to have your house be on the warmer side, then the wood pellets will burn out faster. Knowing seventy-five pounds of pellets burn for approximately forty hours, will go a long way in helping to determine how many bags you will need for the winter months.