Are corn furnaces or wood pellet furnaces a better alternative to my natural gas home furnace?

After a sweetheart in Iowa told me that they heat their house to 80 degrees for only $1 per day, I had to figure out a better way to do what I am doing. They use a shelled-corn-fueled-furnace. After doing some probe I have found that many recommend wood pellet furnaces. So, which is most efficient and which has a stronger future (ie. fuel supply, less volatile price for the commodity, etc.)? Thanks


I have two corn afire stoves and I have been very happy with them. I am not sure if corn or wood pellets is more efficient but I think corn is cheaper to function. Also you can buy corn in bulk from a farmer or grain elevator, with pellets you have all the bags. The heat from corn seems to servants with humidity, it does not feel as dry. Right now I am using one bushel of corn per day so thats about $3.50 (for each stove). Last year it was $2.00. Corn prices do metamorphose so $2 can and most likely will happen again.


I have two corn blazing stoves and I have been very happy with them. I am not sure if corn or wood pellets is more efficient but I think corn is cheaper to manipulate. Also you can buy corn in bulk from a farmer or grain elevator, with pellets you have all the bags. The heat from corn seems to assistants with humidity, it does not feel as dry. Right now I am using one bushel of corn per day so thats about $3.50 (for each stove). Last year it was $2.00. Corn prices do vacillate turn into so $2 can and most likely will happen again.


Depends on your enclosure...both are good but the corn is cheaper in the midwest and the pellets are cheaper in timber areas...I have seen and like both types...Go to your native...hardware or feed store and see what is selling and cheaper.

Does anyone have any experience with pellet furnaces to heat house?

We have an oil furnance and are ratiocinative of replacing it. We are considering pellets or electricity.


Certificate out Harmanstoves.com. I know they make a pellet furnace. I don't have one, but I do have one of their free standing stoves, the Advance scale model. It heats my whole house and I only use my oil to heat domestic hot water. I have used the pellet stove for three years now and it has already paid for itself in what I would have paid for oil and it's very responsible, haven't had any problems. The pellets burn clean and you don't need a chimney, you rightful vent straight out the wall.

The pellets come in 40 lb bags, and a few places will deliver them in size just like they deliver coal. On the coldest days here in PA I'd only have to fill the hopper once a day with a 40 lb bag and the ashes are very least and need only emptied once or twice per ton usage, you can even shop vac the ash out when the stove is cool. Pellets range in consequence from $175-$200 per ton. I used 2-1/2 ton last winter.

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First of all, how about courtious words.....wood pellet stoves are inclination iron stoves manufactured to burn commercially manufactured wood pellets. They are clean violent and efficient for heating medium sized rooms. I think they are made by Vermont Casing Co.

Pellet Furnaces - News


SAD 9 installs pellet silos SunJournal.com
SAD 9 installs pellet silosSunJournal.com, MEBy Ann Bryant , Mace Writer WILTON - Wood pellet furnaces for Academy Hill and Cape Cod Hill schools are expected to be installed by mid-April. Silos holding up to 32 tons of pellets are being installed at the schools in preparation for the furnaces,

BC's dead trees have life as biofuel Globe and Mail
BC's out trees have life as biofuelGlobe and Mail, CanadaIt buys pellets from sawmills in Alberta. It buys residential wood-pellet boilers from Maine Force Solutions in Bethel, Me., a distributor of the pellet furnaces manufactured by Bosch, the German company famous for high-end Nautical galley appliances.