Wood Pellet Storage
When we hear of issues relating to performance with Wood Pellets they invariably come down to one of two problems: Dodgy boiler or poorly stored pellets! The vast majority of burning related issues tends to be a boiler that require servicing or cleaning. After that if we hear of an issue it tends to be that the pellets have been stored for a long time in less than suitable conditions – wood pellets really need to be stored in dry conditions. Because all wood pellet bags have micro pore holes in them to allow the contents to settle they will, if left in dank conditions, absorb moisture after a while. Our most troubling case so far was a pallet of pellets stored in a dry garage over the summer that had a moisture content reading of over 12% Only when we visited the premises did we discover that there was a tumble dryer in the same garage, spewing out moisture at the pellets! If you are intending to keep pellets for a long duration (over the summer say) please ensure that they are kept somewhere very dry. If in doubt order a half pallet at the end of winter!