SOURCE: Indeck Energy

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April 13, 2010 14:33 ET

Indeck Energy, High Quality Wood Pellets Save Time and Money

LADYSMITH, WI--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  With the last burn behind them, those that utilize wood pellets for home heating are cleaning out their stoves. The perfect time to take care of routine maintenance issues, spring is also a time to evaluate pellet fuel choices.

"We service about 400 wood pellet stoves each season," said Scott Freier of Freier's Electric and Heating, Inc. in Hudson, Wis. "Some of the calls are routine maintenance, but we also see problems that could have been avoided if a customer just used a different pellet."

A high quality wood pellet stove is central in ensuring reliable heating. But quality wood pellet fuel can really affect how that stove functions.

"Quality pellets mean less maintenance and fewer problems," said Freier. 

Higher quality pellet fuel burns at a higher BTU per pound, creates less ash and puts less stress on a wood pellet stove -- all meaning the consumer can be sure the stove is operating at its full efficiency and without the risk of unplanned maintenance issues.

"We have even seen nuts, bolts and screwdrivers come from inside a factory sealed bag of wood pellets and end up breaking customers' stoves," he said. "Some of the cheaper pellet brands really have poor quality control. It can be a risk."

Freier, whose company has been working with wood pellet stoves for 19 years, puts it simply, "Better pellets mean fewer headaches."

Fewer headaches mean more highly-satisfied, repeat customers.

Indeck Energy, a producer of Premium wood pellet fuel, understands the importance of creating a consistent, high quality fuel.

"Our Premium Grade fuel burns at up to 8,250 BTU per pound," said Mike Curci, plant superintendent of the Indeck Ladysmith BioFuel Center in Ladysmith, Wis. "It contains less than one percent ash and is created with the goal of being the best quality fuel on the market -- surpassing industry standards."

Dirty chimneys, dirty stoves, parts being jammed by high-ash fuels and frustrated customers are all risks of stocking a lower-quality pellet.

"At the end of the day, fuel decisions are up to retailers and consumers. I just hope they have all done the research and are putting the best product in their stoves that they can," Curci said.

Indeck Energy Wood Pellets are available at Menards and other premium retail locations. To become a retailer, visit

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