Canadian Biomass Magazine

New Hampshire homes switch to pellet heating

May 6, 2013
By States News Service

May 6, 2013, Berlin, N.H. – A group of 36 homeowners in Berlin, New Hampshire, have or are in the process of replacing their home heating oil with wood pellet burners – saving more than an estimated $50,000 a year in heating costs.

The homeowners are participants in the Model Neighborhood Project, that was launched
in 2011 by the Northern Forest Center, Berlin BetterBuildings, and Maine Energy
Systems. The project is expected to have a $200,000 impact on the local economy annually.

Mike Wilson, senior program director at the Northern Forest Center, said
Berlin now has the highest concentration of bulk pellet boilers in the U.S.,
and the 36 boilers will eliminate 347 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and
replace 31,000 gallons of oil every year.

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