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The best way to store and preserve wood pellets

Wood heating is an ecological and economical alternative for many homes. Wood pellets provide a convenient and easy-to-use heating source, but storing and preserving them can be a challenge for homeowners. To maximize their lifespan and effectiveness, it is essential to store and preserve them properly. Find out how to dispose of wood pellets, whether indoors or outdoors, to ensure optimal use and save money.

Store pellets indoors

Here are the precautions to take when storing wood pellets indoors:

  • Choose a dry and cool place: pellets should be stored in a dry and cool place inside your home to avoid humidity and temperature changes that can alter their quality;
  • Use plastic bags or leak-proof containers: Store pellets in plastic bags or leak-proof containers to avoid moisture and contamination. Plastic bags should be sealed tightly to prevent air from entering and damaging the pellets;
  • Avoid areas exposed to heat: avoid storing pellets near radiators or other heat sources to prevent pellets from melting.

Store pellets outside

Below are our tips for storing wood pellets outside:

  • Use a waterproof shelter: it is essential to protect the pellets from rainwater, snow and humidity. You can store the pellets under a waterproof shelter, such as an awning or a shed, to prevent their exposure to bad weather;
  • Cover the pellets with a tarpaulin: If you don't have a waterproof shelter, you can cover the bags of pellets with a tarpaulin to protect them from rain and humidity. Make sure the tarp is large enough to cover all the bags and is secure to prevent it from blowing away;
  • Avoid areas exposed to the sun: pellets should be stored in the shade to avoid direct exposure to UV rays. Heat and UV rays can melt the pellets, which may render them unusable.

Other recommendations for properly storing pellets

  • Place pellets on a flat, stable surface: Pellets should be placed on a flat, stable surface to avoid spillage or damage to the bag. You can use pallets or concrete slabs to create a flat, stable surface to store your pellets;
  • Regularly check the condition of the pellets: this ensures that they have not been damaged or altered. If you notice damp or damaged pellets, remove them immediately to prevent them from contaminating other pellets;
  • Ensure air circulation: pellets should be stored in a place where air can circulate freely to avoid condensation forming. You can place the bags on shelves or racks that allow good air circulation.