Convert to wood pellets for cleaner, greener home heating
Automated wood heating systems deliver an environmentally friendly, price stable and job supporting alternative to the mainstream, fossil fuel-based options as well as unmatched heating comfort.
Environmentally Friendly: One of the lowest emissions of ANY fuel
Fossil fuels pulled from the earth release carbon dioxide into the air, which contributes to global warming. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems wood pellets “carbon neutral,” since burning wood releases no more carbon dioxide into the air than would be release if the tree it came from had fallen and decayed naturally.
Price Stable: Save on heating costs, supplemented with tax breaks
Avoid Middle East politics, funding and fluctuating oil prices—spend more of your energy money locally on an abundant North American fuel. In the past 10 years, fuel oil prices have varied by up to 300% while wood pellet prices have varied less than 2%. Your investment in a new system will be returned to you in five years, in fuel cost savings alone.
Job Supporting: Home grown fuel is good for us all
As of 2009, pellet manufacturing directly employs approximately 2,300 people in the U.S. and supports thousands of industry-related jobs in fields such as transportation and logging (North America’s Wood Pellet Sector, Spelter & Toth, 2009). Almost all of the pellets purchased from Ehrhart Energy are produced within a 50 mile radius. Keeping jobs local means keeping money local, and that means more vibrant communities right here in Central New York.