Heating with wood also means giving a personal contribution to energy transition. Wood is CO2-neutral, which means that during combustion it releases only the amount of CO2 that had been absorbed during the growth of the plant. Wood heating systems produce low CO2 emissions, but that is not all: for example, a pellet heating system generates only a small amount of ash, which in turn leads to a reduction of particle matter pollution.
With wood heating, you can reduce heating costs by up to 50%. The price of wood has been stable for years.
Every year, our regions provide far more wood than is actually used. Since in Europe wooded areas are growing steadily, the availability of fuel for wood heating is also increasing steadily. In addition, for instance, Austria produces only wood pellets from wood by-products, and yet the amount of pellets produced exceeds the domestic demand. For these reasons, a future shortage of pellets is virtually impossible.
Federal government, states and local governments encourage the use of biomass heating systems, contributing to environmental protection and energy transition.
Opting for oil and gas can be a risky move, as the price of these types of fuel can vary dramatically. It is often impossible to assess the environmental impacts caused by the different forms of extraction of oil and gas.
The wood logs, pellets and wood chips that are used as fuel for wood heating systems can be entirely acquired from local productions. Not only does this support the local economy: in fact, with wood heating systems CO2 emissions are also bound to decrease due to shorter transport distances.