The best time to prepare for the 2022 – 2023 heating season is this spring!  The war in Ukraine has brought increased volatility to oil markets. A quick Google search gives varying opinions on where oil and natural gas prices will be in the winter. With the forecast constantly changing, we can only make a decision with the information that we have now! We do know it is better to be dependent on domestic oil and gas resources.

Although winter is behind us, and spring flowers are blooming, now is the time to decide how to heat your home next year. If you currently have a wood stove, or fireplace, will you be cutting, splitting and stacking firewood all summer? Do you plan on adding BIO BLOCKS to cordwood, or heating ONLY with BIO BLOCK Firewood? Do you plan on purchasing a wood stove? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, now is the time to act!

If you plan to heat with seasoned firewood, it takes 6 – 18 months for wood to totally dry. BIO BLOCKS, on the other hand, are made of 100% kiln-dried hardwood so they are ready to burn immediately! However, sawdust used to manufacture BIO BLOCKS is a by-product that comes from local companies that produce wood products. This means that the availability of sawdust to produce BIO BLOCKS, is dependent on the production from these businesses. For this reason, it is good to plan ahead by purchasing several pallets of BIO BLOCKS before the heating season. Many times it is easy to procrastinate on making decisions but you don’t want to on something as important as how to economically heat your home.

If you have purchased, or cut, firewood in the past, you may not be sure how many pallets of BIO BLOCKS you will need for the heating season. A good rule of thumb is this; one pallet of BIO BLOCKS (1 ton) is equal to one and one half cords of firewood. A dry location is the only requirement to store BIO BLOCKS. There are 88 packs on a 40 x 48 pallet. The packs can be stored on the pallet, or stacked in a garage, closet, or basement. BIO BLOCK packs are 11″ (W) x 12″ (L) and are 5″ high. Each pack weighs approximately 23 lbs.

Although the cost of heating fuel, gas and electric is uncertain, if you plan now for heating your home next year, you can relax and enjoy the summer! One thing that you know for certain, is that when the 2022 – 2023 heating season arrives, you will be prepared!



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