May 21, 2013
Did you buy enough bulk corn to make it through the winter?
Did you buy too many bags of wood pellets?
With winter gone and warm weather arriving soon, this is the perfect time to take inventory of how much of your renewable fuel supply you needed this winter. While you “think” you’ll remember each fall, it’s likely you will be wishing you wrote it down. Taking inventory of how much corn or wood pellets you purchased each winter helps you calculate more accurately the next season and not purchase more than you need. Keeping record of your fuel quantity and fuel prices is also a great way to calculate your fuel savings. For some people who have been doing this for quite some time, the numbers can be astounding.
Whether you buy corn in bulk, a pallet of wood pellets, or switch it up each month all winter long, find a system that works for you to make notes of how much fuel you purchased and how long it lasted. Put it in a place you’re likely to find it next fall when the weather turns cold again. Keeping excess fuel isn’t recommended, and here’s an article that explores why.