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Where to find wood pellet fuel

Where to find wood pellet fuel

Wood pellet fuel is available at local pellet and stove retailers, home and garden centers, and national home improvement chains. WoodPelletPrice.com shows wood pellet availability and current pellet prices for United States retailers. While price is a great place to start, it is also important to consider the relationship that local retailers can provide. Local stove […]

What is a Wood Pellet Stove and How Does it Work?

What is a Wood Pellet Stove and How Does it Work?

A pellet stove is a wood fuel appliance that burns compressed saw dust (wood pellets) to heat homes, businesses, and greenhouses. Wood Pellet stoves have a hopper that stores pellets, then slowly feeds them into the burnpot where they are burned. As the pellets are burned, they are pushed into an ash pan for periodic […]

What are the Best Wood Pellets?

What are the Best Wood Pellets?

What are the Best Wood Pellets to buy and burn? Which pellet to burn is one of the most complicated decisions a homeowner can make. Should you simply buy the cheapest wood pellets you can find or try to find the best wood pellets? Well home heating oil is pretty much the same everywhere you […]

Types of pellet stoves (Free-standing vs. Stove Insert)

Types of pellet stoves (Free-standing vs. Stove Insert)

Pellet stoves are manufactured using come as free-standing units or as a pellet stove insert that can be easily inserted into an existing fireplace. However, either type of stove installation is so easy, it is important not to limit yourself to a pellet stove insert model if you would be better off installing the stove […]

Top Feed vs. Bottom Feed

Top Feed vs. Bottom Feed

When choosing a wood pellet stove, it is important to understand the type of pellet “feed” system. Wood pellet stoves typically have two ways of “feeding” wood pellets into the burn pot: Top feed or drop feed is the most common system. Pellets are transported from the hopper up a cylindrical tube by an auger, which […]

Sizes of pellet stoves (Square Footage/BTUs)

Sizes of pellet stoves (Square Footage/BTUs)

What are the Sizes of pellet stoves (Square Footage/BTUs) Square footage is commonly referenced in pellet stove documentation and marketing materials. Unfortunately, it is is not the most reliable way to select the right pellet stove for your needs. Unlike standard furnaces and boilers, pellet stoves do not use ducts or radiators to spread heat […]

Pellet Pickup and Delivery

Pellet Pickup and Delivery

Wood Pellet Delivery Most retailers will be happy to have you pickup pellets at their location. If you have a truck, the retailer will use a moffett (fork lift) to load it for you. At some locations, you can also buy pellets by the bag or break down the ton and load it yourself. It […]

Outside air vs. inside air

Outside air vs. inside air

Is outside air kit or inside air best for my stove? All appliances that burn fuel need air (e.g., furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters). The significant difference with burning wood pellets for heat is that it is taking air from your living space. This means that the house is depressurized as the fire consumes air […]

How many tons of wood pellets will I need?

How many tons of wood pellets will I need?

How Much Wood Pellets Does One Burn Over The Winter? This is a common question. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer, especially if you’re a new pellet stove owner. There are a number of factors involved, such as the stove brand and model and the quality of the wood pellets themselves. If you’re looking to completely […]

Filling Your Pellet Stove

Filling Your Pellet Stove

Filling Your Pellet Stove With Wood Pellets Wood Pellet Stoves have a variety of pellet hopper designs that store wood pellets and guide them into the pellet feed system. Wood pellet hoppers are generally accessed via a hatch on the back of the stove or, less commonly, by simply lifting the cover of the stove itself. Filling […]