Pellet stoves offer several advantages over traditional woodstoves. The first advantage is a much longer burn time. Most pellet stoves have a hopper with an auger drive that slowly feeds pellets to the fire box. One can simply fill the hopper and walk away, the pellet stove will self feed up to 24 hours in some models.
A second advantage is that pellet stoves operate with much cooler surface temperature then woodstoves. This reduces the threat of burns and increases the suitable installation areas in the home.
Another advantage is the pellets themselves are easier to handle and produce far less dirt in the home then traditional logs.
Some disadvantages of pellet stoves are their dependence on an electrical source to operate automaticaly, a constant low level noise from their moving parts, and greater maintanance costs due to their greater complexity.
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Reinvent the way you heat your home with Castle's Serenity wood pellet stove and new Smart Controller. The Smart Controller allows you to choose manual, thermostat and weekly operational modes to heat your home on your schedule. As with any Castle Pellet Stove, you'll experience affordability, style and practicality. Its space-saving shape and attractive design will make it a welcomed addition to any room and with the new Smart Controller heating your home efficiently on your terms has never been easier.
Pleasant Hearth Cabinet Style 50000 BTU's Pellet Stove with 120-Pound Hopper
This 50000 BTU cabinet pellet burning stove provides efficient and effective indoor zone heating for areas up to 2200 square feet. This stove is EPA certified with an 85-percent efficiency rating, and with a particulate emissions rating at 0.69g/hr. Here, perfect for single-family or mobile home use with little assembly required. This Pleasant Hearth pellet burning stove has an air wash system for cleaner air, spring chrome handle, a solid cast iron door featured with an arched decor and a ceramic glass viewing area. Features: a) 50000 BTU, b) 120-pound. Hopper, c) 85-percent Efficiency, d) Auto Ignition, e) Heating up to 2200 square feet, f) Includes Outside Air Kit, and Convection Blower, g) Mobile Home Approved, h) EPA Certified, i) Made In the USA. Warranty: 5-Year Limited. Assembly Dimensions: 24-inch length, 26-inch width, 25.75-inch height, weight 179.8-pound.
US Stove R5824 Pellet Stove with Igniter Furnace
The US Stove Forester Pellet Stove is fully automated with auto ignition and easy to use electronic controls. Magnetic side panels afford easy access to the inside of the unit. The 40 lb. hopper capacity extends burn time and reduces time spent refueling the stove. The simple design and close clearance tolerances make the Forester Pellet Stove an easy to install and welcomed addition to any room. The Forester Pellet Stove is EPA Certified, clean-burning (tax credit eligible) and has a low environmental impact. The unit is outside air compatible for added efficiency and mobile home use.
Achla Designs Room-to-Room Minuteman Doorway Fan
Warm multiple rooms in your home using the heat produced by your fireplace with this Room-to-Room doorway fan. The fan is easily reversible and features a life-long lubricated motor rated for continuous use
The Pellet Stove Almanack: Home Heating Joins the 21st Century
Pellet stoves have an aura of mystery surrounding them. There's quite a bit of buzz about them, but accurate information is hard to obtain, and apparently conflicting claims abound. I set out a few years back, not to write a book, but to buy a pellet stove for my home. As I probed deeper, my fascination with this astonishing technology grew until I concluded that pellet stoves are what other heating systems want to be when they grow up. Nearly all conventional heating systems today are centered on post-Civil War technology. The modern pellet stove is truly the only 21st Century heat source in terms of safety, cost savings, and unparalleled comfort. Pick up this book and find out whether a pellet stove could be right for you.
This is the only book around that gives in-depth consideration to all of the factors that will influence your satisfaction with a pellet stove. The reasons behind the extraordinary economy and home comfort obtainable only with a pellet stove are discussed, and there is a special section devoted to wood stove owners who are considering a switch. In many cases, even folks using "free" firewood will save money with a pellet stove. Almost as important, I realize that for some people, a pellet stove is NOT the right solution, and point out a number of "wish I'd known that beforehand" things, so that you can make an informed decision whether a new stove would fit into your lifestyle. - Ken
"Growing up in the epicenter of pellet stove technology, I know that homeowners are often confused about the benefits and cost savings associated with pellet stoves. Until now, there were few resources to help homeowners choose a stove. MacDonald lends a level of clarity to this process unlike any other. Not only is The Pellet Stove Almanack enjoyable to read, homeowners looking to add a pellet stove to their home will gain a roadmap to their perfect stove purchase." - Karen Harman-Smeltz, Harman Stoves
The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets
Biomass pellets are a suitable fuel type for a wide range of applications, from stoves and central heating systems up to large-scale plants, and with practically complete automation in all these capacities. This handbook, written and edited by experienced professionals from IEA Bioenergy Task 32 in cooperation with Bios Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Graz, Austria, other IEA Tasks and external experts, is the first comprehensive guide in English language covering all pellet related issues, as illustrated by the following list of topics covered by the book:international overview of standards for pellets evaluation of raw materials and raw material potentials quality and properties of pellets technical evaluation of the pellet production process and logistic aspects of pellet supply safety and health aspects for pellets during storage, handling and transportation technological evaluation of pellet furnace technologies and future developments economic and ecological evaluation of the pellet production process economic and ecological evaluation of pellet use in small-scale furnaces in the residential sector overview of international pellet markets and market developments international case studies for the use of pellets for energy generation latest trends concerning research and development in the pellet sector.
Extensively illustrated and packed with practical knowledge, this is the ultimate reference for anyone involved in or affected by this burgeoning industry. It addresses all the players of the pellet market, ranging from raw material producers or suppliers, pellet producers and traders, manufacturers of pellet furnaces and pelletization systems, installers, engineering companies, energy consultants and end users.
PowerSmith PAVC101 10 Amp Ash Vacuum
The PowerSmith PAVC101 Ash Vacuum is specifically designed to clean warm and cool ash out of fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, and barbeque grills. The washable, replaceable and fire-resistant 2-layer filter system, together with the Heat-resistant metal hose and metal canister, stands high temperature and prevents fire hazards. A layer of micro filter catches the finest ash and dust. The cCanister holds up to 3 Gallons of ashes. It has a powerful but quiet 10 Amp motor with a noise level less than 79 db. Additional Accessories, Casters and a 16 foot cord allows use as a regular shop vacuum. It also can be used as a blower.
Pellet Stove 6" Round Gasket for Combustion/Exhaust Fan - 3 Pack - Free Shipping
6" Liotherm Combustion/Exhaust Gasket. This gasket is to be positioned between the adapter plate and housing in the pellet stove's combustion fan assembly. This gasket fits virtually every pellet stove model including Whitfield, Breckwell, Danson, Lopi, St. Croix Englander, Avalon, and many more!
MEECO'S RED DEVIL 701 Woodstove Glass Cleaner
The strongest formula available for the removal of baked on creosote from any surface. A safe, strong formula that removes baked on creosote, smoke, soot and dirt from the glass on wood, pellet and coal stoves, and fireplace inserts.
Rutland One Match Gelled Fire Starter, 32 Fluid Ounce
Rutland One Match Gelled Fire Starter is a superior fire starting gel. It is extremely thick and will stay wherever you squeeze it. It lights without flaring up and burns without any smoke or odor which means it is perfect for: Grills, smokers, fire pits, bonfires, camp fires, wood stoves, coal stoves, pellet stoves, and so much more. Keep it around all year long and easily start your next fire!