Pellet and Wood Stoves have been around for years and still remain an extremely efficient way to heat your home. These systems have evolved from log burners as technology has developed and become more modern looking and also more convenient and easier functioning.
Here, we explore the top reasons you should consider investing in a pellet stove for your home:
Reason #1 – cost effective
We all want to try to save money on the cost of keeping our homes warm and heating our water, and a pellet stove provides a very cost effective solution as it uses the process of convection to transmit heat. The cost of the pellets is much less than you would spend on oil, gas or electricity and provides a similar amount of heat.
Reason #2 – environmentally friendly
Pellet stoves are a great heat source for those who are consciously aware of their carbon footprint and the environmental impact of using fossil fuels. The pellets used in the stoves are made from sawdust, scrap wood and other wood products that would be thrown away and which burn efficiently and produce limited amounts of smoke and ash. The pellets are a renewable source of fuel and don’t impact the greenhouse effect like their fossil fuel counterparts.
Reason #3 – easy to install and maintain
Due to their small size, pellet stoves are very easy to install and most homes with an existing chimney or flue system can easily accommodate one. Once installed, they require minimal maintenance. All you need to do is fill up the pellet hopper every few days and then clean out the ashes around several times a week. You should also hire a pellet stove cleaning company to clean your pellet stove once a year.
Reason #4 – easy to use
Many pellet stoves come with programmable thermostats and also give you the ability to control the temperature, see if you have enough fuel and monitor when you need to clean the stove – all at the touch of a button.
Reason #5 – comfort and warmth
Pellet stoves can be small enough to warm up a single room. Or they can be integrated as part of the hot water system when fitted with a back boiler to bring you piping hot water and help heat the rest of your home through the central heating system.
Reason #6 – safe and convenient
The biggest advantage of pellet stoves is their remarkable safety as they pose virtually no fire hazard. They can be placed fairly close to most walls as they provide minimal external heat, which makes them an ideal choice if you have children or pets.
Once you have filled the hopper and turned on the stove, the pellets are automatically fed into a flame that burns constantly until you turn it off. It’s safe enough to leave a pellet stove burning while you’re out and it will continue to burn unattended as long as there are pellets to burn.
About Integrity Heating Services
Ensure your pellet stove is operating correctly and safely with the help of the experts at Integrity Heating. Our technicians have years of experience, proving we are amongst the best in the business. We’ve dedicated ourselves to mastering proven techniques and utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, giving you the high-quality results you deserve. From installing your brand new pellet stove to cleaning and maintaining the one you have, we’ve got you covered.