What You Need To Know About Pellet Stoves

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When it comes to staying warm, there are a lot of options for your home. While central heating is the main source of heat for most households, many also use fireplaces and other forms of heating to stay toasty. Pellet stoves are one way that many homeowners are heating their home. They are an efficient way to add additional heat to the space. If you are considering adding another heat source to your home, a pellet stove may be the right option for you. Here are three things that you should know about pellet stoves.

Freestanding Versus Inserts

One of the best things about pellet stoves is that they come in either freestanding or insert form. Freestanding pellet stoves look like traditional wood stoves but are far more efficient. If you have an existing fireplace, then an insert may work best for you. These inserts fit into your existing fireplace and are available in a variety of styles and colors. Pellet stove inserts are also more efficient than wood burning fireplaces. Both options can provide heat to the home and are easy to use, clean, and maintain.

Cost

Another thing to consider when it comes to pellet stoves is the cost. With installation, the average cost of a pellet stove is between $3,500 and $4,000. Pellet stoves also burn through wood pellets as fuel. It's also important to take the cost of wood pellet fuel into consideration when determining whether or not this is a good heating option for your home. Wood pellet fuel is often sold by the ton and costs around $250 per ton. The amount of wood pellet fuel used depends on the size of the area being heated and whether or not the stove is the sole source of heating. On average, most homeowners end up using around 7.3 tons of wood pellet fuel per season. 

They Are Energy Efficient

When looking into pellet stoves, it's also important to consider their energy efficiency compared to other forms of heating. One of the biggest benefits of pellet stoves is that they produce little air pollution and have higher heating and combustion efficiencies. When looking at pellet stoves, the ones that are certified by the EPA tend to have the best efficiency. The efficiency on these stoves can range from 70 percent to 83 percent

If you are looking for another heating source for your home, a pellet stove is something you should consider. Pellet stoves are efficient and are available as both standalone stoves and inserts that can fit into existing fireplaces. These stoves range in cost from $3,500 to $4,000 and can be a great investment for any home.

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