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Pellet stoves and pellet fireplace inserts stand out among the many types of heating solutions available today. The innovation of pellet stoves sets them apart entirely.
Small wood pellets are fed into the stove or fireplace insert through a hopper. Other qualities of these systems make for incredibly efficient burning.
More details are below, with five top reasons to buy a pellet stove or pellet burning fireplace insert for your home or business.
One – Convenient
For many people, there’s something pleasant about burning wood that’s just preferable over gas heating solutions. With a pellet stove, you burn wood but without all of the hassles associated with firewood. No chopping, stacking, or hauling firewood needed. Instead, you purchase bags of pellets that can be neatly stacked and must be stored in a dry environment. The equivalent of a cord of firewood in pellets takes up about 80 cubic feet of storage, compared to 128 cubic feet of storage space required for logs.
The convenience doesn’t stop there. There is no need to tend fires in pellet stoves and pellet burning fireplace inserts. These appliances can run for up to 36 hours with no need for physical adjustments of any kind. The size of the hopper and the speed at which pellets are fed into the fire determines the amount of time you can enjoy hands-free heat provided by one of these efficient appliances.
Two – Cut Back on Utilities
With our cold Colorado climate, about one-third of utility costs for any given year goes toward heating. Pellet stoves and fireplace inserts can provide enough comfortable heat to replace central heating. A 40,000-Btu pellet stove or pellet fireplace can be the only heat source needed in a well-insulated 2,000-square-foot home.
A small amount of electricity is required for a pellet stove to operate. Depending on the cost of utilities where you live, it has been estimated that the monthly cost of the electricity used when a pellet stove provides home heating is about $9. During a power outage, a backup battery system or generator could supply the electricity needed to keep the pellet stove fires burning.
Three – Environmentally Friendly
Pellet stoves and pellet fireplace inserts burn wood byproducts that would otherwise be thrown out, such as sawdust, bark, and wood scraps. The pellets are about 1-inch to 1.5-inches long. The combustion achieved is so complete; there is very little ash produced by the fires. When there is excess ash, it is when there is a high bark content in the pellets. The pellets are available in different quality levels.
Efficiency of pellet-burning appliances is over 90%. A very small amount of smoke is produced by pellet fireplace inserts and pellet stoves. In fact, these types of appliances are unrestricted, due to their efficiency.
Four – Aesthetics / Ambiance
Pellet stoves and pellet fireplace inserts come in various attractive styles. There is usually a model that will fit just about any décor. The flames in a pellet stove don’t necessarily have the same charm as a traditional fireplace because the flames are intense yet there are no logs to watch. You don’t, however, sacrifice the unique smoky aroma that can only be produced by wood.
Five – Easy Maintenance
Pellet stoves and pellet-burning fireplace inserts are simple to maintain, as long as users follow manufacturer instructions. By operating the appliances as outlined by the manufacturer, potential costs for replacement or repair of components will be greatly reduced. There’s no creosote to deal with, an issue that can make traditional fireplace maintenance a complication and a huge safety issue.
If you are interested in learning more about pellet stoves and pellet burning fireplace inserts, contact us at Inglenook Energy Center in Conifer, CO, which is a short drive from Denver. Our friendly professionals can help; call (303) 838-3612. To see numerous samples of pellet-burning appliances as well as many other fine heating products, visit our huge showroom located at 26731 Main Street in Conifer.