Many people are making an investment in a pellet stove for their home. You may have heard them mentioned in conversation. You probably have an idea of what a pellet stove is, but how does it work?
A pellet stove does not burn regular firewood. They burn wood pellets. These pellets are put into the hopper on your stove and the stove automatically dispenses the pellets from the hopper via an electronic auger system into the burn box. This system turns slowly and carries the pellets at a steady rate to deposit into the hot fire. There hot air that is blown across the fire by a fan that enables the pellet stove to keep up high temperatures so that the pellets burn evenly and efficiently. There is also a second fan on the pellet stove that blows hot air through heat exchanger pipes that run through the interior of the stove to provide long lasting heat in this low maintenance unit.
Before using your own pellet stove you should be sure to read all the instructions and contact the manufacturer if you have any questions regarding how to safely use your stove.
Keep in mind that if you are looking for a heating system as a back up during power outages that a pellet stove is not for you. Pellet stoves require electricity in order to work.