If you’re trying to decide between a wood-burning stove and a gas-burning stove, the answer is a pellet-burning stove. Why? A pellet-burning stove offers the heat of the wood-burning stove with the clean-burning fuel of a gas stove. Pellet heating appliances are a favorite of the environmental conscience because they are considered a green product, but pellet-burning stoves are growing in popularity with the general public because of their efficiency and low-cost fuel. Here are a few more reasons why pellet stoves are a smart choice for buyers.
Pellet-burning stoves give the same feel as a wood-burning fireplace without the hassle. You simply load the pellets into a hopper and insert them, and they even burn pellets at the rate you set. The pellets still give you the crackle of a wood fire when they burn, so you don’t lose the atmosphere with a pellet stove.
Pellets are minute chunks made from wood chips, bark, and sawdust recycled from bits of wood left behind and sawmills. They are a renewable resource that is much easier to use and store than logs. Pellets use less space than logs. YA whole supply of pellets for an average-sized house takes up about the same space as a storage closet and will last the entire winter. Pellets can be stored in a dry area such as a basement, attic, or shed.
Pellet stoves give you just as much heat as a gas or wood-burning stove. Despite the diminutive sites of the pellets, a pellet-burning stove can heat a space as much as two thousand square feet. You control the temperatures with a pellet stove, so you never burn more fuel than needed.
You can also save on your heating bill when using a pellet stove to zone-heat your house. Heat only the most used areas in your home and save money by only heating the rooms that need it.
You also can count on heat from a pellet stove during a blackout. During the winter months, temperatures can drop to dangerously low levels in Colorado, and if you can’t heat your home, you will have to seek shelter elsewhere. Having a pellet-burning stove means never having to leave your home during a winter power outage.
Functionality and efficiency aren’t the only things going for pellet stoves; they can be a stylish addition to your home. Pellet stoves come in a range of sizes, colors, and materials from quality brands like Regency and U.S. Stove. You can use it to add character to a living room or dress up a home office. We have a model that will fit your tastes.
Come by our cozy fireplace showroom at 11164 US 24 in Woodland Park; our certified and professional stove experts will consult with you about installing a pellet stove. Let us schedule a time of your choosing when we can come to your home and measure, inspect, and assist you in deciding which model best fits your needs. We offer stove installation in Woodland Park CO, Colorado Springs CO, Canon City CO, Westcliffe CO, Cotapaxi CO, and Howard CO. Call us now at (719) 661-3277 or fill out our online contact form.