Pellet Stove FAQ
There are many advantages to installing a pellet stove in your home. Follow along as the experts at The Stove Shoppe answer any questions you may have about pellet stoves!
What is a Pellet Stove?
Wood pellet burning stoves have the advantages of high-tech wood stoves and more! Most stoves can be vented directly through the wall. They are almost entirely automatic; fill the stove’s hopper with pellets and set the thermostat at the desired temperatures! The stove will turn itself off and on and regulate its heat output to suit your heating needs. With a good quality, low ash pellet (less than 1% ash on a dry weight basis), you could operate for days or even weeks without having to remove the ash container. They can be installed near combustible material, requiring little, if any, heat shielding and minimal floor protection!
Are They Cost-Efficient?
Pellet stoves are incredibly cost-efficient. They are much less expensive than traditional fireplace installation because they do not require a chimney; they can be vented from the wall, which can save you thousands of dollars. Pellet stoves are also drastically more efficient at burning than traditional stoves!
How Long do Pellets Last?
Generally, a 40-pound bag of pellets and one bag of pellet fuel can provide up to 24 hours of constant heat. Depending, you should be able to get through winter on about 100-150 bags.
Are Pellet Stoves Eco-Friendly?
Because pellets stoves don’t produce smoke, they are a cleaner option for the environment. Many pellet stove models run regular diagnostic tests to monitor safety conditions. Pellet stoves are made using sawdust and other industrial waste which would otherwise be dumped into a landfill, which is a great way to reuse material! Pellets are also carbon-neutral!
Are They Hard to Maintain?
Pellet stoves offer thermostatic control, remote control operation, and automatic ignition. Pellet stoves are designed to be low maintenance, and due to the constant flame provided by a steady fuel source, the user doesn’t need to physically tend to the fire, which means more time to enjoy your cozy.
Contact The Stove Shoppe
For more information regarding pellet stoves and the installation process, make sure to contact the experts at The Stove Shoppe today! We have over 40 years of experience installing pellet stoves! Give us a call today at 800-892-0456 or fill out our online contact form for more information!