How Do Pellet Stoves Work?

There are many different methods of heating a house, or supplementing heat for your home. Fireplaces, inserts, and stoves are at the top of the list. When you’re looking to add heat, ambiance, and value to your home, a fire is a great way to do so. Not everyone has the space or freedom to construct a chimney or the existing fireplace to add an insert. You may want the fire, but you don’t want the hassle of wood and don’t have access to natural gas. We have the solution. You can choose a pellet stove.

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Pellet stoves are efficient. They have a high heat output, and even maintain a consistent flame and temperature. The use of a pellet hopper that feeds the flame to keep the fire going even when you’re not around. Pellets are eco-friendly, made from wood waste, they are affordable, and they burn efficiently. With pellets, there is a clean burn, releasing less pollution into the environment, creating less soot and creosote into the flue, and requiring fewer sweeps and repairs. The highly efficient stoves are safer than other options because of the efficiency and stringent safety standards.

Pellet stoves work by burning wood pellets and using the heat produced to push into the room and heat the home.

  1. First, you fill the hopper with manufactured pellets. They can be purchased at a home improvement store by the bag (usually 40 pounds). Most pellet hoppers hold 35 to 130 pounds of pellets at once.
  2. The pellet feeding mechanism uses the pellets in the hopper to feed the fire in the combustion chamber, where it is burned according to the rate of feed. If the rate of feed is lower, the fire will be a consistent and beautiful low flame, but a faster feed rate will be a hot blaze.
  3. The combustion chamber is vented to allow oxygen to help the fire burn. Without oxygen, even in the best conditions, the fire will not burn. The combustion chamber is sometimes self-lighting, and sometimes requires manual lighting. One of the perks of a newer pellet stove model is a simple switch light.
  4. The pellet stove pulls air from the room, runs it through a heat exchanger, and pushes it back into the room. This capability, called convective heat, allows for the pellet stove to be cool to the touch, while continuously heating the room.

Hire a Professional

Ask a certified chimney sweep about purchasing a pellet stove today, and you can have it heating your living space before winter is over. A pellet stove will save you money on utilities, will save you from the time, mess, and hassle of a wood stove, and it’s good for the environment.

Call Pristine Sweeps today, and have your pellet stove installed by Seattle’s #1 choice for comprehensive chimney and hearth experts.

Call Pristine Sweeps at 206-574-8414 or request an appointment online.

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