How to buy cheaper pellets? What solutions to continue heating at the stove without breaking the bank? We tell you everything.
How to buy cheaper pellets for heating?
Ecological and economicalthe pellet stove is attracting more and more households. It must be said that wood (whose sawdust is used to produce pellets) is one of the most affordable there are and one of the easiest to find. Many French people are tempted and use the pellet stove as heating method. However, pellets are not immune to inflation and their price knows an increase in recent months. If you’re wondering how to keep using them without breaking the bank, there are various solutions you can try to buy them cheaper.
The first option is to buy pellets in bulk. Everyone knows that it is cheaper to buy in bulk than in retail. This goes for any product, even more so for pellets. If several of you use stoves in the same neighborhood or the same condominium for heating, you can make grouped orders or buy fuel by the ton. This option involves having a place large enough to store the pellets, but it will save you from accumulating packaging, which is much more environmentally friendly. At the same time, you will save on delivery fees.
The second option is to buy the pellets when he it’s hot. In winter, the demand is greater since everyone is warming up. This naturally drives up the prices. The best time of year to buy is therefore summerwhen stoves are used less.
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Finally, there are other solutions such as price comparison sites which, as their name suggests, allow you to compare the prices pellets from different vendors. It remains only to choose the cheapest and buy in large quantities so as not to be left unprepared come winter. Note that this solution sometimes involves moving around and is pointless if, in the end, the pellets cost you more due to the fuel you spend to collect them. The ideal is to compare the prices near you.
Use another type of pellet
If the pellets are generally obtained from wood (then called wood pellets), there are other types of pellets that cost less to produce and are therefore more accessible. The market offers, among other things, pellets made from olive, flax, hemp or fern. These solutions can be considered as alternatives to wood pellets if you cannot buy in bulk or find that prices remain high around your home.