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Heatilator Pellet Stove

The Eco-Choice CAB50 cabinet-style, large pellet stove reduces your heating bill and lets you ‘live green’ by utilizing renewable wood pellet fuel. Featuring a 120-pound hopper and ashpan with an easy-clean firepot, this stove delivers impressive heat with ease.

Once you have filled the hopper and turned on the stove, the pellets are automatically fed into a flame that burns constantly until you turn it off. It’s safe enough to leave a pellet stove burning while you’re out and it will continue to burn unattended as long as there are pellets to burn.
The aesthetics of a pellet stove is something that may persuade you to invest in one for your home because they look stylish like a wood burning stove, but without the need to chop your own wood and deal with the smoke and mess. They come in a variety of designs from traditional and classic to contemporary and trendy. There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from that will fit in with your style of décor and provide a unique focal point in any room.Many pellet stoves come with programmable thermostats and also give you the ability to control the temperature, see if you have enough fuel and monitor when you need to clean the stove – all at the touch of a button.

Due to their small size, pellet stoves are very easy to install and most homes with an existing chimney or flue system can easily accommodate one. Once installed, they require minimal maintenance as all you need to do is fill up the pellet hopper every few days and then clean out the ashes around several times a week.
Pellet stoves are the perfect heat source for those who are consciously aware of their carbon footprint and the environmental impact of using fossil fuels. The pellets used in the stoves are made from sawdust, scrap wood and other wood products that would be thrown away and which burn efficiently and produce limited amounts of smoke and ash. The pellets are a renewable source of fuel and have much less impact on the greenhouse effect than their fossil fuel counterparts.A massive attraction of pellet stoves is the integration of modern technology. You can program your stove to come on at different times or set the thermostat control, which can turn off the stove when a designated temperature is reached. You can even use your mobile phone to turn on your stove on your way home so it’s nice and warm when you walk through the door. Pellet stoves can be small enough to warm up a single room. Or they can be integrated as part of the hot water system when fitted with a back boiler to bring you piping hot water and help heat the rest of your home through the central heating system. We all want to try to save money on the cost of keeping our homes warm and heating our water, and a pellet stove provides a very cost effective solution as it uses the process of convection to transmit heat. The cost of the pellets is much less than you would spend on oil, gas or electricity and provides a similar amount of heat.The biggest advantage of pellet stoves is their safety as they pose virtually no fire hazard. They can be placed close to the wall as they provide minimal external heat, which means they are an ideal choice if you have children or pets.

The Eco-Choice PS50 large pellet stove reduces your heating bill and lets you ‘live green’ by utilizing renewable wood pellet fuel. Featuring a large hopper and ashpan with an easy-clean firepot, this stove delivers impressive heat with ease.
The Eco-Choice CAB50 cabinet-style, large pellet stove reduces your heating bill and lets you ‘live green’ by utilizing renewable wood pellet fuel. Featuring a 120-pound hopper and ashpan with an easy-clean firepot, this stove delivers impressive heat with ease.

The Oxford direct vent gas stove combines the beauty and durability of a cast iron wood stove with the flexible installation and convenience of gas. The solid cast iron construction features a radiant ceramic burner system with a large glass viewing area to maximize enjoyment. Add warmth to any room in your home with the Oxford.

Can you leave a pellet stove running 24 7?
Once you have filled the hopper and turned on the stove, the pellets are automatically fed into a flame that burns constantly until you turn it off. It’s safe enough to leave a pellet stove burning while you’re out and it will continue to burn unattended as long as there are pellets to burn.
Heatilator Eco-Choice wood and pellet burning stoves combine dependability and value from a brand you know and trust for hearth products. Featuring simple technology that’s easy to operate and maintain, Heatilator Eco-Choice stoves provide clean and efficient heat. With a simple design plus quality you can see and feel, these freestanding stoves will deliver warmth and comfort in any room.All pellet fuel appliances have a fuel hopper to store the pellets until they are needed for burning. Most hoppers hold between 35 and 130 pounds (16 and 60 kilograms [kg]) of fuel, which will last a day or more under normal operating conditions. A feeder device, like a large screw, drops a few pellets at a time into the combustion chamber for burning. How quickly pellets are fed to the burner determines the heat output. The exhaust gases are vented by way of a small flue pipe that can be directed out a sidewall or upwards through the roof. More advanced models have a small computer and thermostat to govern the pellet feed rate.

Wood stoves are the most common appliance for burning wood. New catalytic stoves and inserts have efficiencies of up to 83% HHV (higher heating value).Chimneys must match the size of the appliance, meaning the flue size should match the stove outlet. If the chimney is bigger than the stove or fireplace outlet, exiting exhaust slows, increasing creosote buildup and decreasing efficiency. High-performance chimneys are also insulated. Older masonry chimneys can be relined to safely and efficiently connect them to newer high-efficiency, wood-burning appliances. Again, the chimney liner should be continuous from the appliance outlet to the chimney top. It is not uncommon to pay as much for the chimney as for your appliance.

Is it safe to run pellet stove all night?
American Energy Systems pellet stoves and fireplaces are designed to provide safe, consistent heat with minimal work. That means that you can start your stove and safely leave it unattended overnight, while you run for groceries, or meet friends for dinner.
Pellet fuel is normally sold in 40-pound (18-kg) bags at about $3 to $4 each or about $180 to $250 a ton. Most homeowners who use a pellet appliance as a main source of heat use two to three tons of pellet fuel per year. Pellet fuel appliances are almost always less expensive to operate than electric resistance heating, oil, and propane-fueled appliances.

These stoves have several components that help them burn combustible gases, as well as particulates, before they can exit the chimney. Components include a metal channel that heats secondary air and feeds it into the stove above the fire. This heated oxygen helps burn the volatile gases above the flames without slowing down combustion. While many older stoves only have an air source below the wood, the secondary air source in advanced combustion stoves offers oxygen to the volatile gases escaping above the fire. With enough oxygen, the heated gases burn as well. In addition, the firebox is insulated, which reflects heat back to it, ensuring that the turbulent gases stay hot enough to burn. New advanced non-catalytic combustion stoves often have efficiencies of 65 t0 75%, HHV.

A wide variety of masonry heater designs and styles are available. Larger models resemble conventional fireplaces and may cover an entire wall. Smaller models take up about as much space as a wood or pellet stove. They can be custom-built or purchased as prefabricated units. Some large designs may cost $5,000 or more. Plans and kits are available, but they are not easy do-it-yourself projects and require masonry expertise.
Masonry heaters are also known as “Russian,” “Siberian,” and “Finnish” fireplaces. They produce more heat and less pollution than any other wood- or pellet-burning appliance. Masonry heaters include a firebox, a large masonry mass (such as bricks), and long twisting smoke channels that run through the masonry mass. Their fireboxes are lined with firebrick, refractory concrete, or similar materials that can handle temperatures of over 2,000°F (1,093°C).Most pellet appliance exteriors (except glass doors) stay relatively cool while operating, reducing the risk of accidental burns. Pellet stoves burn fuel so completely that very little creosote builds up in the flue, posing less of a fire hazard.In addition to their expense, masonry heaters have one significant disadvantage when compared to conventional wood stoves and fireplaces—they cannot provide heat quickly from a cold start.Cleaning out the inside of a wood stove with a wire brush periodically will also help the wood-burning appliance heat more efficiently. Even one-tenth of an inch of soot can drop the heat transfer efficiency of the metal by 50%.Pellet appliances usually require refueling only once a day. However, because the fuel is compressed, the bagged pellets can be difficult to lift. Some models use bulk-filled storage systems and are fully automatic.

Most pellet fuels have a moisture content of 5% to 10%. Well-seasoned firewood is usually around 20%. A few pellet manufacturers contain either petroleum or non-petroleum lignin used as a lubricant in the pellet production process, though most contain no additives.

Most pellet fuel appliance dealers either maintain a supply of pellets or recommend a supplier. You may also check the local telephone listings under “Fuel” or “Pellet Fuel,” or inquire at a local tree nursery or at home and garden supply stores.
Store your wood away from the house in case termites discover the woodpile. The top of the pile should be covered, but leave the sides open so air can circulate. If possible, store the wood a foot off the ground (on concrete blocks, for example) to keep it dry.If you are designing or building a new home, consider placing the chimney inside your home. A more traditional chimney, constructed along the outside of a home, will lose valuable heat to the cold, outside air. If the chimney air temperature falls below that of the inside air, the cold, smelly chimney air will be pulled into the house by the low pressure of the stack effect. In such a scenario, the house has become a better chimney than the chimney. So when a fire is lit, smoke fills the room.

Every year, preferably before each heating season, have a chimney sweep certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America inspect your wood-burning system. In addition to cleaning the chimney, a certified chimney sweep should have the knowledge to help make sure your appliance, hearth, connecting pipe, air inlets, chimney, and all other components are functioning efficiently and safely.
High-efficiency fireplace inserts have proven effective in increasing the heating efficiency of older fireplaces. Essentially, the inserts function like wood stoves, fitting into the masonry fireplace or on its hearth, and using the existing chimney. A well-fitted fireplace insert can function nearly as efficiently as a wood stove.The Pellet Fuels Institute launched the PFI Standards Program, a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade fuel. This standard assures the consumer of the highest quality pellet when certified pellets are purchased.

Is it safe to run a pellet stove at night?
It’s safe enough to leave a pellet stove burning while you’re out and it will continue to burn unattended as long as there are pellets to burn. A massive attraction of pellet stoves is the integration of modern technology.
Today you can choose from a new generation of wood- and pellet-burning appliances that are cleaner burning, more efficient, and powerful enough to heat many average-sized, modern homes. Pellet fuel appliances burn small pellets that measure 3/8 to 1 inch in length.The location of the appliance (and chimney) will influence how well heat is distributed and conserved in your home. Most wood- and pellet-burning appliances are essentially space heaters, and should be put in the room where you spend most of your time. Ideally, there should be a way for heat to circulate to the rest of the house, such as a fan or blower assembly.Wood-burning appliances and fireplaces may emit large quantities of air pollutants. Wood smoke contains hundreds of chemical compounds including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, organic gases, and particulate matter, many of which have adverse health effects. In many urban and rural areas, smoke from wood burning is a major contributor to air pollution. Because of this, some municipalities restrict wood heating appliance use when the local air quality reaches unacceptable levels. Others restrict or ban the installation of wood-burning appliances in new construction. Before installing a wood-burning system, you should contact your local building codes department, state energy office, or state environmental agency about wood-burning regulations that may apply in your area.

If you have an older wood-burning appliance, consider upgrading to one of the newer appliances certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some include a catalytic combustor that allows combustion gases to burn at lower temperatures, thereby cleaning the exhaust gas while generating more heat. All woodstoves sold today should bear an EPA certification sticker. Higher-efficiency appliances usually have lower emissions and are also often safer, because complete combustion helps to prevent a buildup of flammable chimney deposits called creosote.
Because a lot of energy can be wasted burning wet wood, you should use wood that has been properly seasoned. Properly seasoned wood is harvested in the spring and allowed to dry throughout the summer. Look for wood that is of even color, without any green. It should have a moisture content of 20% or less by weight. Pellet fuel appliances burn compacted pellets usually made of wood, but they can also be derived from other organic materials. Some models can burn nutshells, corn kernels, and small wood chips. Moving an insert to clean the chimney or liner can be difficult, and is a job best left to a professional chimney sweep. In some situations, a clean-out door can be installed above the insert connection so the insert does not have to be moved as often. Some models have wheels to simplify installation, cleaning, repairs, and other adjustments.All species of wood have similar heat (Btu) content on a per pound basis when completely dry. Therefore, denser woods will generally cost more and burn longer. Woods like oak, hickory, and pine will burn overnight.

Pellet fuel appliances are available as freestanding stoves or fireplace inserts. Freestanding units resemble conventional wood heaters in that they generally heat a single room well, but not adjacent rooms unless they have a fan to force the warm air into those other spaces. Pellet-fireplace inserts fit into existing fireplaces. Several companies now make pellet-fired furnaces and boilers for replacement of, or a supplement to, gas- or oil-fired furnaces and boilers in residential space heating systems.Chimneys harness the heat of the fire to create what’s called a stack effect. As the warm air from the fire rises, cooler house air rushes into the wood-burning appliance through vents, providing the oxygen the fire needs to burn. Starting a fire with a good hot burn will encourage this healthy draft to flow. Also, between the higher and lower pressure zones of the home lies a neutral pressure zone. The neutral pressure zone tends to move toward the largest air leak. When the top of the chimney is located above the home ceiling (as it should be), the chimney’s neutral pressure zone is above the neutral pressure zone of the house. Such proper chimney placement creates a gentle flow of air into the appliance and out the chimney even when no fire burns.

What are the disadvantages of a pellet stove?
The Drawbacks of Pellet StovesIt Can Be Noisy. Pellet ranges make low noises that can get annoying. … It Does Require Some Electricity. … They Have a Complex System. … It Can Be Costly If Fuel Isn’t Available Locally. … They Are Less Aesthetically Pleasing than Fireplaces.
For pellet-fuel appliances, it is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operation and maintenance. Inspect fans and motors regularly, and maintain them properly. Manufacturers advise removing unused pellets from the stove hopper and feed system at the end of the heating season. This reduces the chance of rusting, which can cause expensive damage to the appliance. It also minimizes difficulties in lighting the appliance at the start of the next heating season. Clean the flue vent on a regular basis to prevent soot buildup.

Pellet fuel appliances are more convenient to operate than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces, and some have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies. As a consequence of this, they produce very little air pollution. In fact, pellet stoves are the cleanest solid fuel, residential heating appliance. Pellet stoves that are certified by the EPA are likely to be in the 70% to 83% efficiency range. Pellet stoves have heating capacities that range between 8,000 and 90,000 Btu per hour. They are suitable for homes as well as apartments or condominiums.
Designed more for show, traditional open masonry fireplaces should not be considered heating devices. Traditional fireplaces draw in as much as 300 cubic feet per minute of heated room air for combustion, then send it straight up the chimney. Fireplaces also produce significant air pollution. Although some fireplace designs seek to address these issues with dedicated air supplies, glass doors, and heat recovery systems, most traditional fireplaces are still energy losers. When burning a fire, you should turn your heat down or off and open a window near the fireplace. Studies have shown that proper installation of fireplace inserts is very important. Have a professional installer examine the fireplace and chimney to determine if they are suitable for an insert. Inserts should be as airtight as possible. The more airtight it is, the easier it is to control the fire and the heat output. The installer should use only approved fireplace insulating materials to fill any gaps between the fireplace mouth and insert shield. For safety and to maximize efficiency, you should consider having a professional install your wood- or pellet-burning appliance. A professional will carefully evaluate everything from your chimney to your floor protection. A certified professional can also help you choose the best appliance to heat your home. The National Fireplace Institute maintains a list of certified industry professionals.Catalytic combustors need to be inspected after every two cords of wood burned, and replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Most catalytic stoves or inserts have a place for a thermometer to help you check the combustor. The catalytic cell is removable and replaceable and costs between $75 and $160. Catalysts in new models, especially those made since 2005, should only need changing once every 5–8 years if burning seasoned wood. Older catalytic stoves made prior to 2000 need to be checked more often and catalysts need to be replaced more often. Unfortunately, pellet appliances are also more complex and have expensive components that can break down. Moreover, they need to be cleaned by the homeowner on a weekly basis and by a professional on an annual basis. They also require electricity to run fans, controls, and pellet feeders. Under normal usage, they consume about 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or about $9 worth of electricity per month. Unless the stove has a back-up power supply, the loss of electric power results in no heat and possibly some smoke in the house. Most are intended for burning wood, but they were historically designed to burn almost any type of solid fuel. The relatively small but intense fire also results in very little air pollution and very little creosote buildup in the chimney. Because most of the heat from the fuel is transferred to the masonry and slowly released into the room over the day, this type of heater does not need to be loaded with fuel as often as other types of wood heating appliances. In addition, if the masonry heater is built where sunlight can directly shine on it in the winter, the heater will absorb the sun’s heat and release it slowly into the room.When choosing a wood- or pellet-burning appliance, it’s important to select one that’s properly sized for the space to be heated. When an appliance is too big, residents tend to burn fires at a low smolder to avoid overheating, which wastes fuel and is one of the biggest causes of air pollution. An under-sized unit will not provide sufficient heat. You should discuss your heating needs with a reputable dealer. A good rule-of-thumb is that a stove rated at 60,000 British Thermal Units (Btu) can heat a 2,000-square-foot home, while a stove rated at 42,000 Btu can heat a 1,300-square-foot space.

How much electricity does a pellet stove use?
They also require electricity to run fans, controls, and pellet feeders. Under normal usage, they consume about 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or about $9 worth of electricity per month. Unless the stove has a back-up power supply, the loss of electric power results in no heat and possibly some smoke in the house.
A small hot fire built once or twice a day releases heated gases into the long masonry heat tunnels. The masonry absorbs the heat and then slowly releases it into the house over a period of 12 to 20 hours. Masonry heaters commonly reach a combustion efficiency of 90%.Free-standing woodstoves exhaust into a connecting pipe, which then connects into the chimney. If the connecting pipe is longer than 8 feet (as in a vaulted ceiling), you should consider investing in double-layer pipe with 1-inch airspace between pipe layers. Efficient modern stoves produce large amounts of heat. Much of this heat can radiate from a longer length of single-layer pipe, slowing down the draft, which can impact the overall efficiency of your wood-burning system.

You can also check pellet fuel quality by inspecting the bag for excessive dirt and dust, which can form clinkers in the stove. There should be less than one half of a cup of dust at the bottom of a 40-pound (18-kg) bag. Pellet stoves designed for low-ash content (typically top-fed stoves) tend to operate poorly when used with pellets of a higher ash content. Many pellet appliance manufacturers are redesigning their products to burn pellets with varying ash contents.
Advanced combustion woodstoves provide a lot of heat but often only work efficiently when the fire burns at full throttle. Also known as secondary burn stoves, they can reach temperatures of 1,100°F—hot enough to burn combustible gases.Another benefit is that the secondary channels funnel hot air toward the glass doors, keeping them clean for viewing the fire. They can also be slightly less expensive than conventional woodstoves fitted with catalytic combustors. Like wood stoves, centralized wood-burning boilers have been improved over the years. Some modern, centralized wood heaters use wood gasification technology that burns both the wood fuel and the associated combustible gases, rendering them up to 80% efficient. In addition, systems are available that can switch to oil or gas if the fire goes out.Some modern fireplaces heat at efficiencies near those of wood stoves and are certified as low emission appliances. Although designed to include the fire-viewing benefits of a traditional fireplace, this generation of fireplaces can effectively provide heat as well. Through vents under the firebox, room air is drawn in, heated through a heat exchanger, and sent back into the house either through vents at the top of the fireplace or through ducts leading to nearby rooms. Some of these fireplaces are approved to route heated air to a basement auxiliary fan. The air then travels through ducts to other rooms in the house. The fireplace should have a dedicated supply of outside air for combustion.

Can a pellet stove heat a whole house?
Pellet stoves need ductwork and proper air movement to heat an entire house. Often, a new wood pellet stove can connect to a house’s existing pipes and ducts. Larger houses may need additional heat sources or a second wood stove, but average-sized houses can heat an entire home with one wood stove.
Most pellet stoves cost between $1,700 and $3,000. However, a pellet stove is often cheaper to install than a conventional wood-burning heater. Many can be direct-vented to the room and do not need an expensive chimney or flue. As a result, the installed cost of the entire system may be less than that of a conventional wood stove.

How efficient are pellet stoves for heating?
Because of a pellet’s size and composition, it is able to burn with less energy wasted. The majority of pellet stoves are between 75% and 90% efficient and have a BTU output 4-5 times higher than firewood. Additionally, pellet stoves are able to benefit from better fuel to air ratios in the combustion chamber.
Flues leak heated and warm air out of your home. If you have a fireplace that you don’t use, plug and seal the flue. If you use the fireplace, be sure to close the flue when the fireplace is not in use. You could also use an inflatable stopper, available commercially, to temporarily seal the chimney and avoid air leakage through the flue. Save money while being green – Reduce your heating bills and live green by utilizing renewable fuels. Pellet fuel is the cleanest burning biomass fuel available. Eco-Choice pellet stoves have large hoppers to hold plenty of fuel, include large ash pans and a fully-opening fire-pot bottom for easy maintenance. The Eco-Choice PS50 large pellet stove reduces your heating bill and lets you ‘live green’ by utilizing renewable wood pellet fuel. Featuring a large hopper and ash-pan with an easy-clean fire-pot, this stove delivers impressive heat with ease.

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These devices require electricity to run certain parts, such as the fans, electric controllers, and pellet feeder. You may end up paying around $9 per month for your electrical bill. Keep in mind you need a backup power source if the lights go out.

This is one of the main benefits of the pros and cons of pellet stoves. They emit fewer smoke and chemicals compared to other range types. Burning gas and wood emit greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide. However, replacing coal fuel with a mix of natural gas and pellets can reduce carbon emissions by 78%.
However, regularly clean and inspect the motor and blowers. Also, remove unused materials from the hopper after winter ends. If you connect it to the chimney then clean the vent as well. In addition, empty the ash trap and look for soot build-up weekly. Along with easy maintenance, pellet ovens are easy to use. You just need to push a button to ignite it.A pellet furnace has many parts that require regular upkeep, such as the motor and fan blower. These will need annual and monthly maintenance. This can be time-consuming and costly. It can cost around $35 to $45 per month to run your appliance. Plus, the plastic bags the wood chips come in are bad for the environment. They end up in landfills and release methane gas.

Pellet furnaces certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are 70%-80% efficient. They are more efficient because they use carbon-neutral, renewable fuel.
The price for wooden chips can be inexpensive. However, it can be more costly if you live in an area without fewer resources. Then prices are raised due to travel expenses and low supply.A pellet stove burns pieces made from organic material, like wood waste. They’re different from other furnaces since they use a thermostat. Once you set the thermostats, the scraps are released into a firebox until there’s enough to heat the oven. The stove contains two fans; one that blows air across the flames and one that blows heat into the exchangers. Pellet ovens are available as freestanding appliances or fireplace inserts.

In addition, the wood chips take up less space and produce less air pollution. Another factor that increases efficiency is the oven’s parts. It contains a fuel hopper to store the pellets and the gasses are vented by a small flue pipe.

Do pellet stoves make house dusty?
Despite being known as a more environmentally-friendly way to heat a home, pellet stoves do emit pollution via fine dust and particles. They are much cleaner than wood stoves, but the dust that they do emit is ultra-fine and can easily be inhaled, thus causing problems for vulnerable groups of people.
These appliances are also lower in sulfur, nitrogen, and chlorine. Plus, the fuel source is made from recycled biomass, like sawdust. This helps to conserve natural resources.Starting from an early age, Jane Marsh loved all animals and became a budding environmentalist. Now, Jane works as the Editor-in-Chief of where she covers topics related to climate policy, renewable energy, the food industry, and more.

These are simple to install; just dig a small hole in the wall. The pipes will send toxic gasses out of the house. If you know drilling you may be able to install it yourself. But, if you’re unsure the best option is hiring a professional.
Gas stoves emit about 2.6 million tons of methane each year. This can increase the impacts of climate change. However, pellet stoves reduce air pollution by burning wood scraps. While there are eco-friendly cooking solutions, they may be costly to maintain. Here are some of the main pros and cons of pellet stoves.Pellet ranges make low noises that can get annoying. These sounds come from the motor and blower fan. It occurs because the blower is pulling waste air out and bringing in the fresh air. Although, you may get used to the sound over time.This is one of the pros and cons of pellet stoves having to do with design. There is a certain cozy atmosphere that comes with wood-burning ovens. It can be nice to sit around the fire, especially in the winter. A pellet furnace may not have the same effect.

Pellet ovens are easier to maintain because they produce less smoke. With less exhaust, creosote doesn’t build-up, which is flammable. You also don’t have to maintain a catalytic converter, which is a common feature in wood furnaces. Plus, they don’t attract pests like wood and are easy to store in plastic bags.
These appliances are cost-effective options, costing around $4,000. Plus, you don’t have to add on expenses, such as a chimney or special ventilation. In addition, you aren’t running lots of electricity, which lowers your utility bills. Unlike wood ovens, these don’t need a costly chimney system, since they produce less smoke. This saves you time and money installing a complex feature. Although, most pellet ranges come with air vent pipes. When it comes to cooking and heating your home, you want to find the right appliance. Pellet ovens have many advantages and are good for the environment. Although, they can be noisy and more complex. So, consider these ​​pros and cons of pellet stoves to make your decision.

How long does a 15kg bag of wood pellets last?
15kg bags are a good size and if you prefer to buy in bulk, you can think about storage. Wood pellets will last indefinitely as long as they are well kept and don’t get wet.
Whether you’ve switched to using high-quality Energex pellets or you recently installed your first wood pellet stove, you’re probably wondering how many wood pellets you need. Energex is here to help answer that question so you can stay warm and comfortable all winter long.

Many homeowners are making the switch from other heat sources to wood pellet stoves. That’s because they provide plenty of benefits that make them an attractive option. Here are a few of the benefits you can experience when you choose to heat your home with a wood pellet stove:
Wood pellets are a popular option to heat homes during the cold winter season. They offer homeowners a more affordable fuel source compared to natural gas and propane, saving them money on their heating bills. And since wood pellets are made from a natural, renewable resource, you can feel good knowing your choice is better for the environment.That number can change depending on some factors. Larger homes require more pellets, and perhaps even a second pellet stove, to heat adequately. Winters vary in their temperatures, so you may find that 2 tons of pellets might be adequate one year and not enough the next. Your personal preferences also matter, as people who like their homes to be warmer will go through more pellets. Using your pellet stove as your primary or secondary heating source also affects how many wood pellets you’ll use in a year.

Your wood pellet stove can be your home’s primary heat source. Since pellets are made with renewable resources, including lumber waste and sawdust, there will rarely be a shortage of fuel to heat your home. Pellet stoves need ductwork and proper air movement to heat an entire house. Often, a new wood pellet stove can connect to a house’s existing pipes and ducts. Larger houses may need additional heat sources or a second wood stove, but average-sized houses can heat an entire home with one wood stove.
At Energex, we care about the quality of the pellets we sell. We provide only the highest-quality pellets and make sure to monitor the wood we receive to ensure it passes our strict standards. Quality pellets can result in better heat and a healthier wood pellet stove. Contact us today to learn more about our pellets and services.It’s beneficial to plan for the approaching cold months. Otherwise, you could risk running out of pellets before the season comes to a close. Heating your house with wood pellets is different than other fuel sources. You’ll have to fill the stove hopper by hand, and if you run out, you’ll be out of heat until you get more. Considering how many pellets you need to heat your home is the first step in preparing to get the right amount.

The wood pellet stove makes heating your home easy. All you have to do is fill your stove’s hopper with pellets, and the stove will do the rest. An augur carries pellets from the hopper to the firebox, giving you a constant supply of heat. Many hoppers can hold one bag’s worth of pellets at a time, but larger ones can hold enough to last an entire week without refilling.
The size of your house and your intended usage affect the number of pellets you’ll need. As mentioned, we find that most households use 2 tons to 5 tons of wood pellets every year to stay warm and comfortable. This number varies depending on your preferences for heat. If you like to wear summer clothes inside your house during the winter, you may lean toward 5 tons of usage. If you’re wearing warmer clothing indoors, you may get through the winter comfortably with 2 tons or 3 tons of pellets.

Some homeowners choose to use their wood pellet stove as a secondary heat source or supplement the stove with other heating methods. No matter what type of fuel you use to heat your home, installing a small wood stove as a secondary heat source in your living room or bedroom can enhance your comfort and may lower your heating bills. Using a wood pellet stove as a secondary heat source will require fewer pellets to operate throughout the winter.

The size of your home also affects your pellet usage. Larger homes will require more pellets to heat, while smaller ones can get by with fewer. Consider the size of your house to determine if you should get extra pellets just to be safe. You may also want to consider installing a second wood stove to heat a larger house adequately.Pellets are sold in 40-pound bags. Depending on factors related to your home size and pellet stove usage, you should be able to get around 24 hours of heat from one bag of pellets. There are 50 40-pound bags in one ton, and we recommend 2 tons to 5 tons to last you the entire heating season. This equals 100 to 250 bags.

If you have questions about the use of a pellet stove and how it would work with your situation, we invite you to call and speak with one of our heating specialists who can answer your questions and help you get very excited about this money saving and SAFE alternative heating option! Call 1-800-495-3196
American Energy Systems pellet stoves and fireplaces are designed to provide safe, consistent heat with minimal work. That means that you can start your stove and safely leave it unattended overnight, while you run for groceries, or meet friends for dinner. We understand you have questions, and that’s likely because most people have very little prior experience with this newer technology and often compare it to their only frame of reference that includes older, more traditional wood fireplaces and stoves. While a pellet stove like the Magnum Countryside can burn wood pellets, it is nothing like an open fire of years gone by. It has technology and control panels that are designed to give you heat and read circumstances that will automatically shut the appliance down.Quadra-Fire and Heatilator Eco-choice pellet stoves offer a clean-burning, eco-friendly home heating alternative. Available in a wide assortment of models and units, Quadra-Fire and Heatilator Eco-choice offer the perfect pellet burning stoves for any home, cabin, or living space. You can also convert your already existing fireplace with a pellet fireplace insert for more efficiency. Please click here for pellet insert options.

How long does a 40 pound bag of pellets burn?
Q: How long does one bag of pellets last? A: According to the Pellet Fuels Institute, a 40-lb bag of pellet fuel can provide up to 24 hours of solid heat. A winter’s supply of wood pellets is about 100-150 bags—depending on climatic and lifestyle variations.
Learn how to navigate the different options to pick the perfect fireplace style, mantel and surround – the attractive frame around your fireplace. With help from the hearth experts at Heatilator®, the #1 preferred brand by homebuilders, you’ll find the best type and style of fireplace for you.From time to time parts are needed for your stove to keep it running well for many cold winters. It’s very important to get the correct parts for your stove and from a reliable supplier that knows what they are doing, so you can re-order parts fast and easy when you need them and you are sure to get help finding the correct parts, which match your stove model.

Featuring simple technology that’s easy to operate and maintain, Heatilator EcoChoice stoves provide clean and efficient heat. With a simple design plus quality you can see and feel. These freestanding pellet stoves will deliver warmth and comfort in any room.

Stove Parts For Less carries a wide range of pellet stove parts, but more importantly we have a crew of highly skilled and fully trained staff that can help you find the exact parts you need.

The manuals listed below are PDF files. PDF files can be viewed using the free Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from Adobe’s website. Installation manual pdfs may be over 2MB.Furthermore, pellet stoves have been known to slowly increase carbon monoxide levels within the home, leading to serious health problems and even death.