Heat Your Home this Winter: Enjoying the Benefits of Pellet Stoves
Pellet stoves are favored for their more environmentally friendly fuel source and have been used to heat homes for decades. Deriving their heat from organic material scraps, most often wood waste, pellet stoves are much more efficient than a gas or traditional wood-burning stove. Before investing in a pellet stove, it is important to know all of the benefits of a pellet stove system.
Pellet Stoves are Efficient
For many homeowners, efficiency is top of mind. From benefiting the environment to saving money, having an efficient pellet stove will do more than just heat your home. Pellet stoves certified by the Environmental Protection Agency are typically in the 70% to 83% efficiency range, with heating capabilities between 8,000 and 90,000 Btu per hour. Pellet stoves are ideal for homes of all shapes and sizes, whether you own a home, apartment, or condominium.
Not only are pellet stoves efficient, but they are also more environmentally friendly than other stove options, emitting less smoke and fewer greenhouse gases than burning coal or other fuel medium. At the same time, the pellets used are often made of recycled materials, cutting down on waste.
Install and Operate with Ease
Having a pellet stove installed in your home is much less complex than other stove types. Wood stoves, for example, require a chimney – which can be costly to install if you do not already have one in your home. Pellet stoves create far less smoke, meaning they do not require a chimney for ventilation, but rather a small vent pipe leading out of the house that can be installed out of view.
Pellet stoves are also very user-friendly to operate, being controlled by a thermostat, meaning you do not have to closely tend to your stove to get it to the temperature you desire. You can set the temperature you want, fill the hopper with your pellets, and walk away while it does its job. Pellet stoves do not need to be constantly refilled like a wood stove or fireplace, as one “batch” of pellets can burn for anywhere between 4 to 12 hours, depending on the size of your stove, the size of your home, and the quality of the pellets.
Maintenance is Simple
Pellet stoves are easier to maintain than wood or gas stoves due to the clean burning that occurs with the pellets. While you still must routinely clean and inspect your pellet stove, the process is much simpler with less buildup and smoke residue to clear. It is recommended that you have a weekly cleaning process as well as a monthly deep-cleaning process in order to ensure your pellet stove works at its fullest capacity. A few key components to pay attention to when maintaining your pellet stove include the burn pot, vent pipes, and ash pan.
One of the most popular benefits of pellet stoves is their lower cost threshold. Pellet fuel often costs less than traditional fuel, propane, or electric heating options. The amount of money you save by opting for a pellet stove ultimately depends on a wide variety of factors, including the size of your home, how well insulated your home is, and even how easily the air can flow throughout your house. The more insulated your home is, the more efficient your pellet stove will be, as there is less heat dissipating. If your home is larger, you may need a larger or multiple pellet stoves to heat the entirety of your home. But, that also means you can only heat the rooms that are in use at that time, cutting down on heating waste and costs. If you are unsure if a pellet stove will be able to effectively heat your home, scheduling a consultation with your local home hearth service experts can help answer all your questions.
Heat Your Home with a Pellet Stove
Finding the right stove to heat your home can be complicated, and pellet stoves are a good option for those looking for a high heat capacity at a cheaper rate. Not only are they simpler to install, but they are easier to maintain and operate than alternative home heating and hearth options. Pellet stoves are more efficient and environmentally friendly, making them the ideal option for homeowners who are unsure what kind of stove they need for their home. You know your home best, and the technicians at Energysavers know home hearth and heating even better. Team up with our experts to find the right pellet stove for your home, connect with us today.
About Energysavers, Inc.
Founded over 40 years ago, Energysavers is family-owned and operated out of Meredith, NH. We are proud to provide quality, dependable pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, outdoor grills, and more. Visit the store room and choose from the many models and sizes we have in stock and receive the best price and quality service. Call us today at (603) 279-7961 to visit our store or schedule a home inspection.
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