what is a pellet stove

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What Is A Pellet Stove



Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Pellet Stoves

In your quest for cheap heat maybe you've stumbled upon something about pellet stoves. Causing you to wonder, "What is a pellet stove?"

Well, pellet wood burners (or pellet stoves) are a new high tech way to heat your home with wood. In fact wood pellet and corn burning stoves are coming on strong. Only difference really is a pellet burning stove burns wood stove pellets which look a lot like rabbit food. Corn burners obviously burn corn.

Now a pellet burning stove electronically controls the rate of combustion. Fans bathe the wood stove pellets in oxygen - to increase heat output. And a heat exchanger extracts the heat from the exhaust air. Making that heat available to warm your house.

In a nutshell hopefully that answers your "What is a pellet stove?" question.

But maybe a few more details might clarify how a pellet burning stove works.

Now you load the wood stove pellets into the hopper that's most often situated on the top of your pellet burning wood stove. These hoppers can hold anywhere from 40-120 pounds of pellets. Depends on the design. The larger the hopper the less attention you have to pay to your pellet burning stove, obviously.

An auger then delivers the pellets from the hopper into the burn pot. Feeding the fire so to speak can be controlled manually, by controls on the pellet stove itself, or with some models by a wall mounted thermostat. The more heat you want the fast the wood stove pellets are fed into the combustion chamber.

Finally pellet stoves are convective, not radiant, heaters. That is they heat the air. So most pellet stoves don't get too hot to touch. Good to know if you've got kids in the house.

Hopefully this admittedly brief overview helps to clarify what is a pellet stove for you. This site has other pellet burning stove articles. Plus more info about wood stove pellets.



What Is A Pellet Stove




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