Energy saving tips this Winter

wood pellets Winter Heating Tips – Balcas Energy Wood Pellets

As we are approaching Winter, the temperatures are beginning to drop making it very cold in certain parts of the UK & Ireland. Winter is viewed as the most wonderful time of the year by many of our customers as they are able to relax while enjoying a blazing fire supplied by our locally produced wood pellets.

We are all facing difficulties this winter based on the cost of living crisis, so we felt it would be a good idea to share with you some energy-saving tips that will help you save energy this winter.

For more of these useful energy saving tips please visit the SEAI official website at https://www.seai.ie/home-energy/energy-saving-tips *

*Please note these tips serve as guidance only and don’t guarantee a reduced energy bill.

Demand for our locally produced wood pellets

There is currently a very high demand for our locally produced wood pellets due to a shortage in the market caused by those suppliers that normally import. Many of these imports were previously of Russian origin and are no longer available.

Wood pellets At this time, we do not know how long this shortage of wood pellets will last but we imagine other suppliers will be able to reorganise their supply chains in due course. We currently must prioritise supply to our contracted customers. If you are interested in how you might secure supplies of our locally-produced wood pellets for the coming season, please get in touch with a member of our sales team.

To avoid potential shortages this winter, we have restricted our ordering of bags to 1 pallet per customer of 75x10KG. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but we are doing this to ensure all our customers can avail of our locally-produced pellet fuel. We are strongly recommending our customers order before we enter the winter season to ensure you are stocked up and not left disappointed.

Price of Wood Pellets compared to other energy sources

The price of our wood pellets has increased due to a combination of rising costs such as energy, transport, wood fibre, and the market shortage caused by global events.

Our price increases are considerably lower when compared to other sources of energy such as heating oil and natural gas. For example, the UK average price of heating oil was £0.99 per litre (on 10.10.22) which is equivalent to £475 per ton of wood pellets.

5 reasons why you should choose Balcas Energy Wood pellets!

  1. A cost-effective fuel – Wood pellet prices have been extremely steady over the past decade, while all other energy sources change dramatically within the market.
  2. The carbon footprint of wood pellets – Pellet fuel can produce one-tenth the carbon as heating with oil. If the forest the wood pellet material is sourced from is managed sustainably, the carbon footprint is significantly reduced in comparison with fossil fuel heat. This is why in Balcas Energy we pride ourselves on our sustainability story.
  3. Forests can directly benefit – By using environmentally reliable sources for production, burning pellets releases fewer carbon emissions than if trees were left to decompose in the forest. This allows modern forestry organisations to enhance the rate of carbon elimination from the environment by replanting new trees which absorb CO2.
  4. Wood pellets are natural – When it comes to using pellets, there are no chemicals or dangerous extracts included that could be harmful to you or the environment. Pellet fuel is made from scratch using green energy and high-quality material from trees grown in sustainable forests.
  5. Storing is very easy – Wood pellets can be stored in any dry room. They are not easy to ignite and do not pose a significant fire hazard. Whereas fossil fuels such as fuel oil, gas, diesel fuel, and coal are easily flammable and contain harmful odours.

None of us know what is going to happen this upcoming heating season in regards to stock levels of wood pellets, which is why we are encouraging all our customers to stock up and order in advance this summer to ensure you are not left disappointed in the upcoming season.

Our production is working at full capacity and we are producing pellets 24/7 to meet the needs of as many wood pellet users as possible.

Thank You,

Balcas Energy