Frequently asked questions - residential wood pellet heating

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  • What do wood pellets look like?
  • Are wood pellets easy to use?
  • What are the benefits of using wood pellet fuels?
  • Why use wood fuels?
  • Can I use any pellets in a wood pellet heater?
  • Can I use solid firewood in a pellet heater?
  • Do wood pellet heaters require maintenance?
  • Where can wood pellets be used?
  • What are pellets made from?
  • Pellets are fed automatically into the burner.  Are there noise issues with the mechanism?
  • How much does a pellet heater or boiler cost?
  • How many tonnes of pellets would I use in a year to heat my home?
  • What happens if there is an electricity power cut?  Will my heater still work?
  • Where can I buy wood pellets?
  • Where can I buy a wood pellet heater or boiler?
  • Do I need a permit/building consent/resource consent to install a wood pellet heater or boiler?
  • What size of a stove/burner of boiler would I need for my home?
  • How popular are pellet fires?
  • Is there any financial assistance available to help cover the costs of installing a wood pellet heater or boiler?