Pellet burner running costs
Shop around for the cheapest source of pellets – there are big variations in price. If there's a pellet mill close to you, try them first.
To get a good price, consider buying a year’s worth of pellets.
Rule of thumb
The dollar cost of a 20kg bag of pellets roughly equals the running cost in cents per kWh. So – for example – a 20kg bag of pellets at $12 a bag will give you heating at 12c per kWh; a $15 bag would work out at 15c per kWh.
If you can source pellets from the mill at $450 per tonne (the equivalent of $9 per bag), running costs are 9 cents per kWh.