Pellet stoves are growing as a highly popular heating solution and viable alternative to wood burning appliances. More and more homeowners are choosing pellet burning appliances for their environmentally friendly properties. But what are the other benefits of heating with pellet stoves?
More efficient & cost effective
The wood pellets used in pellet stoves are highly efficient; they have less moisture in them and so burn for longer. Very often they produce better heat than traditional wood stoves.
When used as your primary energy source, they can be more expensive than oil or propane however these prices change and pellets are often the cheaper option.The price of wood pellets is relatively stable compared with other energy sources.
Pellet stoves cost between $1,700 and $3,000, installation is usually cheaper than a conventional wood burning heater. This is because they can be direct vented into the wall, instead of installing a more expensive flue or chimney.
Reduced need for cleaning
A good quality bag of pellets will produce minimal amounts of ash, there is little waste when burning wood pellets. This means less mess and less need for cleaning!
Easy to operate
Your pellet stove will usually operate for a day or two before it needs refilling with pellets. This is easy to do by opening the hopper and pouring pellets in. As wood pellets are compact, they take up little space and as they are bagged can be stored easily in your home.
Good for the environment
Pellet stoves produce much less harmful gasses than wood stoves. Wood pellets are a typically made from compressedsawdust and wood shaving, as a byproduct of the forestry industry. The resulting product is a clean, sustainable energy source.
Rather, they are a byproduct made with recycled wood from sawmills—usually formed from compacted sawdust and wood shavings, or the unused tops of trees that are cut down for logging.