Monday, October 24, 2011

What is a Pellet Stove?

Pellet stoves are among the cleanest wood-burning heating appliances that are available on the market. However, instead of burning "regular" wood, they burn small, compressed pellets that are made from ground, dried wood and other biomass wastes. Pellet stoves deliver high efficiency overall.

One difference between a pellet stove and wood stoves/fireplaces is that the majority of pellet stoves require electricity in order to operate. This electricity is needed for a small electrical device in the stove that controls the flow of pellets into the stove, where they are burned. Some models even include a thermostat.

While there is a drawback of having a stove that uses electricity (no heat if the power goes out). Having a thermostat is a huge benefit that you won't see on other stoves or on fireplaces.

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