||Pellet heaters are an alternative way to heat any building or home. Pellet heaters can be used as a sole primary heat source, or be added as an alternative or additional heater. Pellet heaters for home heating include freestanding pellet stoves, fireplace inserts and central furnaces or boilers.
A pellet stove looks much like a conventional wood stove, but also has automatic fuel feed and temperature control.
Pellet appliances have a hopper which can hold enough fuel pellet fuel for several days of cold weather heating. Heating a home with pellet fuel requires only the ability to add pellets into a hopper and set the desired heat output.
Some appliance maintenance is also needed, such as cleaning out an ash pan. All other aspects of the heating process occur automatically. There are many manufacturers and distributors of pellet heaters across North America who offer stoves and inserts and furnaces in a wide range of styles, sizes and finishes. Pellet stoves have much smaller chimneys than conventional wood stoves and can be easily installed into most new and existing homes. Pellet heaters burn very efficiently and generate very little smoke. As a result many cities have special rules which allow for the use of pellet heaters even when the use of conventional wood stoves and fireplaces is prohibited.
For more information see the Pellet Stove Factsheet published by the Pellet Fuels Institute
||Pellet fuel is a true domestic green energy option that is effective, available now and can reduce heating costs. In some cases pellet fuel is a fraction of the cost of available fossil fuels. It is a renewable resource gown and processed here in North America.
Pellets are made of natural organic matter - usually wood fiber.
Wood pellet heating systems do not contribute to ozone levels and are considered to be in compliance with the Kyoto Accord stance on air emissions. Wood pellets are easy to ship, delivered in compact bags to your home. They are allergy-free, with no dust or contaminants. No tree is ever cut down for commercial pellet production. Instead, pellets are produced from forest industry waste wood, which diverts millions of tons of waste from landfills.
The domestic supply of raw fiber suitable for making pellet fuel is very solid and strong.
Pellet fuel is a renewable, clean-burning and cost effective home heating alternative currently used throughout North America . There are currently more than 600,000 homes in North American using wood pellets for heat, in freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts and even furnaces. Wood pellets are available for purchase through a variety of wholesale and retail outlets including fireplace dealers, hardware & building supply stores, farm & feed stores, and lawn & garden stores. Often home delivery is available for larger users.
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