As many years as I've been heating with cordwood, I’m getting just a wee bit tired of splitting and stacking and carrying it all here and there.  Those folks with the pellet delivery trucks might just have something there.

Wood Heat Blog Posts


Mainers have been heating with wood since forever, and it is a no-brainer since we have so much wood available.  The new wood pellet heat technologies offer another way to go about using wood for heat.  Let's hear from the experts on wood heat and also from the users about their experience with it.

wood pile under snow

04/12/2011 - 1:49pm

[Editor's note: The following op-ed was published in the Portland Press Herald on March 5, 2011 and is re-published here with the author's permission.]

04/08/2011 - 3:21pm

Eighty percent of the #2 heating oil burned in the U.S. is burned in the Northeast. We have adapted well to a fuel that was plentiful, easy to distribute, and easy to consume. Much of the world, and a growing number in the Northeast, have recognized that the patterns we’ve grown accustomed to are unsustainable.

04/08/2011 - 3:11pm

The fossil fuel industry is heavily promoting propane for heating use in the Northeast as an alternative to #2 heating oil.  Propane is preferable to #2 heating oil when emission of greenhouse gases is considered.

12/23/2010 - 4:27pm

Image of Wood Pellets from Maine Energy SystemsWelcome to the conversation about wood pellet heat in Maine. Wood Pellets have the advantage of being a fuel that we produce right here in Maine. In fact, we are already exporting this fuel to Europe.