Fuel the Heat with Southern Maine Renewable Fuels
Customer Pick-up Hours.
For the remainder of this month (August), hours are by appointment only:
Windham: Hours by appointment. 892-3702 [Directions]
Wells: Hours by appointment. 892-3702 [Directions]
Beginning on Tuesday, September 2, following are the pick-up hours for the month of September:
Windham: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-4:00; Saturday, 9:00-Noon
Wells: Wednesday, 9:00-4:00, Saturday 9:00-Noon. Friday by appointment only.
Please call 892-3702 to confirm availability before traveling to either location. Order form availability does not guarantee in-house product availability. There may be occasions upon your visit that we have certain brands of fuel in our inventory that are not available for customer pick-up. That fuel is allocated to customers already in the 4-6 week home delivery queue. Thus, it is important that you call in advance to confirm product availability!
Please do not submit an online order if you plan to pick-up your product from either our Wells or Windham location.
Home Delivery Update.
Please be prepared to accept your delivery within 4-6 weeks, depending on product availability.
Please Note: During this peak season for fuel delivery, we will do our very best to stay within the published delivery window. Due to the high demand of certain products, the expected home delivery date may entend beyond the 4-6 week time-frame. It's all a function of "first in, first out" for orders that we receive, and our weekly/monthly allotments of available fuel from individual vendors.
After submitting your online order, you will receive an email to confirm your order.
Jim will call in advance of your home delivery to confirm order totals as well as coordinating a delivery time window.
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Note: As of July 10, 2013, we are no longer able to provide home deliveries to our New Hampshire customers.
If you're picking up fuel with either a pick-up truck or trailer, we will only load full pallets onto vehicles and trailers that are appropriately rated and mechanically sound.
We will use our discretion in determining the safe placement of product using our equipment. Should you decide to transport the contents of an entire pallet that we will not load directly with our forklift, you will have the option of personally hand loading the contents of the pallet onto your vehicle and/or trailer at your discretion. All full pallets must be transported on the day of purchase.
In most instances, two trips will usually provide for the safe transport of an entire pallet with most small trucks and car/trailer combinations. It's not just a matter of will it fit. Weight distribution and safe braking capability are key to transporting the load safely!
Please understand that SAFETY is our primary concern here. Thank you for your understanding.
Thanks for your continued patronage, and for helping fuel the Local economy!
August weather at a glance
Valuable tool to help plan your week ahead.
Fuel oil prices.
Did you use more fuel last winter? Here's why!
Heating degree days (HDD) determine your fuel usage. As an example, for the 2012-2013 Portland, Maine area (July 1, 2012 to February 17, 2013), we were at 4240 HDD. Last heating season (2013-2014), for the same time period, we were at 4791 HDD, nearly 12% more than the previous year.
It's interesting to note that we were only about 3.5% above average for a normal winter (30 year average for that date is 4619 HDD). What to expect this year? More to come!
Click here for an explanation on HDD from the National Weather Service.
How do your pellets stack up?
Here is the 2011-2012 pellet review in PDF format (entire file is 3.95 mb, 38 pages). It compares Btu, ash content and fines for many of the local pellets available on the market today. Please read pages 18 and 19 for the testing protocol and a list of results.
Check out woodpelletreviews.com for a more current assessment.