Heating with wood pellets is consistent waste recycling down to the last gram. In the wood industry, vast amounts of wood waste arise in the sawmills, which can be used economically through pellet production. But the advantages are also offset by some disadvantages of pellet heating.
Some Of The Advantages Of Pellet Heating
Pellets burn very cleanly; there is little ash left as residue to dispose of with the compost at home. Pellets do not cause any unpleasant odors in the building.
High Subsidies Possible
A relatively high subsidy can be requested for a new pellet heating system when replacing the heating system.
Renewable Energies Heat Act Is Entire.
New buildings must obtain at least 15% of the heat they need from renewable energies. The pellet heating system uses 100% renewable raw materials and thus fully complies with these legal requirements.
For How Many Pellet Heating Systems Is The Wood Waste Enough?
Supply bottlenecks are not an issue for the foreseeable future. The current demand is currently more than a million tons below the capacity of pellet production in Germany. In the event of solid growth in demand, however, the raw material stores in Germany could become so empty that wood pellets have to be imported from other countries or even trees have to be felled for pellet production. That would, of course, harm the assumed price development and the otherwise good carbon footprint.
Whether the pellet heating outweighs the disadvantages or the advantages is ultimately your own decision and always depends on the state of the renovation, the heat requirements, and the general conditions of your home.
Pellet heating from ecoforest can be easily combined with solar thermal energy. However, to do this, a solar drinking or buffer storage tank must be installed in which the heat generated can be stored.