Pellet burning stoves are a popular alternative to traditional wood burning stoves. Pellet stoves are an attractive choice for homes that cause high heating bills and are often installed as an additional heating source.
Pellets are made from 100% wood sawdust with no additives. In the past, these sawdust byproducts would have been destined for landfill sites; now they are used to produce nearly smokeless heat for wood stoves. And because pellets are more compact than wood, they take up a fraction of the storage space.
Many pellet burning stoves can be loaded to release pellets slowly so that manual tending of the stove's heat is unnecessary. This can allow time-released pellets that maintain a steady temperature and ensure safe and steady combustion. Most wood pellet stoves require electricity to operate, however battery packs are available in case of power outages.
Wood Pellet Stoves are easily installed and maintained for almost any location in your home. Some regular tasks to provide smooth operation of your pellet stove are:
- Filling the hopper with pellets.
- Emptying the ash pan each week.
- Cleaning the burn pot, hopper, doors, glass and ash traps periodically.
- Professional annual servicing.
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