A federal tax credit on 75% efficient biomass heating appliances, which expired on December 31, 2011 was reinstated by the “fiscal cliff” legislation, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), signed by President Obama on January 2, 2013.
Pellet stoves are one of the most efficient technologies available in today’s alternative heating market. They burn a pellet made from compressed hardwood and softwood sawdust mixed with other ingredients and produce more BTU’s per pound than standard Cord wood. They are easy to fill and maintain and produce very little ash. A normal 40 lb bag of pellets will produce less than 1 cup of ash. Pellet stoves use electronic to properly manage the fuel consumption and air intake to provide a steady even heat with very little consumer interaction.