Homeowners hoping to save money on heating bills this winter by using a wood pellet stove are running into a big problem.
They can't find any wood pellets because most retailers in the Syracuse area are sold out, and they are not expecting shipments any time soon.
A few months ago, stores couldn't keep wood pellet stoves in stock. They became a popular alternative to off-set the rising costs of home heating oil and natural gas.
The stoves sold out, then the pellets did too.
The Pellet Fuels Institute says the sale of wood pellet stoves was unprecedented this year, and pellet manufacturers haven't been able to keep up.
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