Pellet Fuel Estimates
Michigan Fuel Estimates for Heating with Wood Pellet Stoves or Fireplace Pellet Inserts
Chelsea Hearth and Fireplace owner, Chris Livengood, offers a Michigan cold season pellet fuel estimate based on personal experience:
“How many pellets does it take to heat a home”?
The answer: It varies per household.
I use my home as an example to help customers gauge what they might expect. We have a well insulated, 3,000 sq. ft., 2-story home. During an average Michigan winter, we will use 4-5 tons of wood pellets (50-40 lb. bags per ton) at a cost of about $200 a ton.
On propane, our home would cost us roughly $800 per month to heat! For us, pellet fuel has been a huge savings. "