The pellet industry has been developing certification standards to ensure that consumers know the quality of the pellets they are buying, but a similar issue is being overlooked when it comes to the equipment that uses the pellets—the efficiency of the stoves.
There is virtually no credible information available to consumers
that indicates which stoves are extremely efficient, and which are
pellet guzzlers. The federal and state governments should be clamoring
for this information, because pellet stoves and boilers are the biomass
heating appliance that most deserves incentives, and incentives are
almost always tied to efficiency.
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