While the cost of many fossil fuels continues to rise — fuels such as propane, natural gas, heating oil, and kerosene — thousands of satisfied home and property owners all over the globe are delighting in their home wood pellet stoves as an alternative means to not only heat small, or hard to heat areas, but quite possibly their entire home or property as well. Using wood pellet stoves makes great financial and environmental sense. The pellets themselves are composed of primarily used wood waste as well as other combustible by-products such as corn, peanut shells, and cherry pits that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. So, giving these so-called ‘waste’ products a second, and more productive life, is a good thing.
When taking the time in choosing the best wood pellet stove, there are a few details that should be addressed. Number one, what is your overall goal? Do you want to heat that one room so notorious for being difficult to keep warm with a conventional furnace? Or maybe you’re looking for a larger unit capable of heating more than one space? The good news is that whatever size you need, there is an appropriate model to meet your needs. With units varying in output between 5,000 – 90,000 BTUs, odds are you can find a stove somewhere in between. Number two, how long do need your stove to operate? Units capable of handling capacities between 30-85 lbs. of pellets — depending on how long you need your stove to burn — are readily available. Some of the most popular and reputable manufacturers are: Fisher, Harman, Jotul, Quadrafire, Vogelzang, Pacific Energy, Ashley homemade, and Englander. Of course there are other brands, but choosing the best wood pellet stove available would not be that difficult with such a fine lineup to choose from.
When it comes to wood stove installation and comparing actual units, the Internet is a great resource for both learning how to install as well as reviewing various wood pellet stove ratings. Most units can be purchased as either a stand-alone unit or a pellet stove insert. Whatever your preference, choosing the best one to meet your home heating needs has never been simpler. Do your research, decide what features you do and do not need, compare what other users have said, and then make an educated buying decision. Wood pellet stoves are clean, efficient, environmentally friendly, and stylish; not to mention they are great energy savers.
Jason Whitney writes about choosing the best wood pellet stoves at //www.squidoo.com/bestratedwoodstoves.