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Pellet burning applications are much easier and convenient to operate over other wood burning appliances. In fact, compared to gas, oil, or electric heaters, they are almost as easy. This type of stove or fireplace can burn wood pellets, which is compressed wood, resembling rabbit food pellets.

A typical pellet-burning stove or fireplace relies on technology through computers and circuit boards to determine the exact amount of pellet fuel your fireplace or stove should burn. Some models will have at least two settings for burning while others have thermostats that help to control the fire. Any appliance that uses pellets for burning is highly effective and great on controlling pollution. Depending on the model you choose, you could be getting anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 BTUs per hour.

Since the fireplace and stove burn wood so effectively, some are designed without a chimney. Instead, the fumes are exhausted through a tiny hole in the wall going to the outside. Another great advantage is that wood pellets stoves and fireplaces have to be refueled less than most other wood burning appliances. When it comes time to do the refueling, you would simply pour the pellets into the hopper that can hold from 30 to 130 pounds of pellets. These pellets are then transferred to the fire chamber prior to being burned as needed. This refueling takes on average one to two times a week.

Along with tons of advantages, there are also disadvantages. Since this way of burning wood is new, you need to work only with a reliable supplier. It can sometimes forget that these little pellets are actually fuel so making sure you buy quality is imperative. In addition, there are some restrictions. For example, a pellet stove cannot be installed in a mobile home according to the United States Department of House and Urban Development.

The price of a pellet-burning appliance is quite reasonable running from $1,200 to $2,100. For the pellets, they are sold in 40-pound bags for about $3.00 per bag. With the incredible heat you gain, the classic design, and the price to get started, there is no reason to wait.



 
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