Why Replace a Wood Stove With a Pellet Stove?

There are many reasons people have wood burning stoves in their homes. They are nice to look at while watching the fire crackling and can be very romantic. However, many traditional wood burning stoves are not that fuel efficient and can cause many hazards both to the environment as well as to you. Usually they don’t provide adequate heat throughout the home and burn fuel poorly. Using wooden logs uses up our natural resources as well.

If you just can’t get away from that fireplace, then a good alternative is to purchase a pellet stove. These are available in either a stand alone model, or even as a fireplace insert. These are better burning alternatives, and use variety of different renewable sources, such as sawdust, and other kinds of biomass discards pressed into pellet form. With a pellet stove, almost all of the fuel is burned, and the waste is a fine ash that can be removed easily. They do require a certain amount of electricity to operate, and this has to be taken into consideration.

Prices of pellet stoves vary from several hundred dollars to well into the thousands, and you have to buy the pellets also. Pellets are fairly reasonable, and a little can go a long way.

You should check with local dealers to get a good idea of what is available, how much your costs are going to be, and if the installation is part of the cost as well. You should ask them a lot of questions to be sure you are informed of all of your options before purchasing a pellet stove.

So if you want a better burning wood stove that is safer for your family and the environment, you should at least consider a pellet stove as an alternative to traditional wood burning stoves.