So you’ve heard all about our wood fireplaces and electric fireplaces, but have you ever heard of a pellet stove? The Fireplace & More Store is proud to offer large and small pellet stove options as alternatives to more traditional fireplace choices.
What exactly is a pellet stove? Well, it’s a stove in which compressed wood or pellets are burned in order to provide a source of heat, much like a fireplace. It’s pretty easy to understand what a pellet stove is, but what are the benefits of owning one?
For one, whether you’re using a large or small pellet stove, their efficiency can be as high as 90%, meaning that only 10% of energy is lost through output. To put it in perspective, traditional wood burning stoves reach efficiency levels of about 40% to 50%. Pellet stoves are controlled with a thermostat, so they’ll maintain the temperature you set.
A fire in your new large or small pellet stove can last about 12 hours when being used at full power. But that’s only if you’re using it at full capacity. If you’re running it at a lesser power, then you may even be able to generate heat without refueling for up to 36 hours! You also won’t have to worry about stoking the fire to keep it going. How awesome is that? Also, bags of pellets are easy to store and don’t take up that much room.
In comparison to other types of fuel used for fireplaces, pellets may be considered relatively inexpensive. Of course, the amount you spend on fuel will coincide with how often you use your pellet stove, so the cost effectiveness is relative to your lifestyle.
They’re Environmentally Friendly
Sometimes we get questions about the impact that fuels can have on our environment. The great thing about pellet stoves is that the pellets, which are largely sourced from places like Canada and Europe, are made of sawdust. Since sawdust is a byproduct from wood processing, it is making use of waste that is often discarded. This is a sustainable approach to fueling. Burning wood pellets is also a carbon neutral practice.
They’re Easy to Maintain
Since large and small pellet stoves create very little ash, then they’re a lot easier to clean up. They also don’t have issues with buildup like other fireplaces often do.
If you’re looking for a convenient and cost-effective way to heat your home, then you may want to consider a pellet stove from The Fireplace & More Store! We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose the right stove for you. As always, feel free to contact us for more information and we hope to see you in our showroom!