Ae you considering a pellet stove to heat your home this winter? If so, here’s what you need to about wood pellet stoves, and whether the money-saving and efficiency claims are really true.
Pellet stoves from St Croix Stoves are fully automatic. This means that all you have to do is fill them with pellets. You won’t need to light it yourself, or remember to let it die out if you are leaving for a while. You’ll also be able to wake up to a warm home without having to light the fire.
Modern wood pellet stoves often take advantage of the latest technology and have display panels, and are fully programmable. You can set your stove to a thermostat and you can set it to go off and on when you want.
Ideal for homes
Pellet stoves provide enough heat for most homes. Be sure when purchasing a pellet stove you know how much square footage you want it to heat.
Attractive and stylish
You’ll soon find that modern wood pellet stoves are available in attractive and stylish designs and trims. You’ll be able to find something that blends in with your decor, or perhaps you’ll want your stove to be the focal point of the room.
Large capacity hopper
Choosing a wood pellet stove with a large capacity hopper will mean that you don’t have to fill it as often, so you can enjoy the fire and heat provided by your pellet stove, with less work.
When stored in a dry environment, you can keep your pellets indefinitely. They stack and are easy to store and transport.
A pellet stove is likely to be over 90% efficient, and so will provide you with much more heat and hot water than you would expect.
Easy to clean and maintain
Many stoves have a self-clean feature, so that you don’t need to get your hands dirty keeping your pellet stove in good working order. You’ll need to empty the ash pan in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, but that should only take a few moments a week.
Wood pellet supply
Wood pellets and multi fuel pellets are easy to find. There are many different suppliers, and some even offer next day delivery, and fixed price contracts for several years, so that you will have the peace of mind knowing that you can get the wood pellets you need when you need them.
Value for money
If you’re currently using oil or LPG for your heating, then you’ll be able to save a considerable amount on your energy costs when you switch to wood pellets. Your pellet stove will soon start to pay for itself.
With cheaper fuel, and a more efficient heating system, perhaps now is the time to get a wood pellet stove installed to provide your heating and hot water.
For more information, contact St. Croix Stoves.