Apart from extreme efficiency, stylish design and an excellent output – Pellet Stoves are also far better for the environment.
Pellet stoves burn so efficiently that they emit extremely low outside air particulates and very little ash is created, which minimizes clean up. Some models even have automatic cleaning cycles, reducing maintenance even more. Many homeowners install a pellet stove to supplement their primary heating system
Heating Your Home With Wood or Pellets
The first thing you should ask yourself before considering a wood or pellet stove is: why am I doing this? To save money? To go green? To have a heating source off the grid? How you answer will determine what fuel source and stove type are right for you.
Wood and pellet stoves have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. You may have an image in your head of the cast iron wood stoves used during the energy crisis of the 1970s: dirty, inefficient, and oftentimes ugly and oversized. Plus, wood stoves often relied solely on unregulated radiant heat to warm a home, meaning the room containing your stove would turn into a sauna while the rest of your house felt like an ice palace.
But those days are long gone.
Modern-day wood and pellet stoves are much more efficient and burn much hotter and cleaner. They come as freestanding units that can be set upon a heat-resistant hearth or conveniently inserted into an existing fireplace. They can burn less fuel for longer, reducing both the cost of fuel and the number of times the unit needs to be refueled in a day. In short, wood and pellet stoves are more than just an alternative to oil or gas, they are actually cost-saving, eco-friendly units that are easy to use—a modern-day convenience, and just as justifiable (if not more) as any other appliance.