Heating your home with a wood pellet stove is both economical and environmentally-friendly. Our bestsellers include the US Stove Large Pellet-Burning Stove with Ash Pan and the Napoleon NPS45 Black Pellet Burning Stove. Both of these bestsellers are a beautiful, stylish addition for your living space. Napoleon offers high efficiency models, and US Stove Company has a few models that burn both wood and corn pellets. With all the options at eFireplaceStore.com, you're sure to find a model that meets your needs!
What is pellet fuel? What are pellets and how are they made?
Pellet fuel used for most pellet stoves is sawdust from lumber mills that is compressed in a hammer mill. Due to it's low moisture content (10% or lower), pellet fuel is considered a very efficient fuel source for heating.
I have a 10 year old pellet stove and it's using 150 lbs of pellets a day. What do you think is the problem?
Without knowing the make and model number, I would assume you have recently changed the pellet fuel you are using if you have not adjusted the feed rate or are simply relying on the pellet stove more due to colder weather. If operating on a thermostat, some models will adjust the feed rate automatically to account for this.
Are there battery back-ups available for pellet stoves if power goes out?
Pellet stoves will generally be reliant on 120v and will not operate in the event of a power outage. 120v has to be supplied for a blower to draw in combustion air and provide exhaust for a chimney under positive pressure. While designing a chimney system that provides natural draft will help exhaust combustion byproducts in the event of a power outage, pellet stoves have a very small fuel load and will not provide much heat during this process without drawing in air for combustion and the auger not feeding pellets.
If the stove can meet proper clearances from all sides and floor protection, and of course be vented properly, yes, this can be done. Please check all clearance and venting requirements for any particular stove that interests you and compare it to your proposed application.
Will a pellet stove operate if you lose electricity?
Unfortunately, no. Pellet stoves rely on electricity to operate, as they require a combustion and convection fan that operates on 110 volts. A 110 volt battery backup or generator would be needed for the unit to continue operation during a power outage.
Pellet stoves offer a variety of benefits. They burn small pellets of compressed wood-wood that is taken from otherwise useless parts of trees. For most families, fuel for a pellet burning stoves costs less than the amount of electricity needed to run their home heating system. And unlike a wood-burning fireplace, which needs to be refueled several times a day, pellets only need to be added to the stove once every day or two. Loading them is a quick job of opening the hopper and adding the required amount of fuel.
In addition to the benefits listed above, pellet burners are a smoke free option for heating your home. Don't worry about smoking your family out of the living room as you enjoy the soothing flames. Your wood burning pellet stove doesn't create smoke or dry air or unpleasant smells-a win-win all around! In addition, you don't have to worry about kids or pets being burned by a hot element. Though pellet stoves provide heat for your home, they don't become hot to touch at any point during operation.
EFireplaceStore.com offers so many beautiful wood pellet stove options that you're sure to find one that fits your family's needs, your home decor, and your budget!