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					The Benefits of Wood-Pellet Stoves
Wood-pellet stoves were invented in the 1980’s and have gained in
popularity in the last few years. These are small electric stoves that
burn small pieces of recycled sawdust that are compressed into pellets.
There are a number of advantages to using wood-pellet stoves. They are
extremely efficient, produce very little waste, and use inexpensive fuel.
Wood-pellet stoves are fueled by tightly compressed pieces of sawdust.
They have complicated machinery that adds new pellets to the fire when
more fuel is needed. The user merely has to add the pellets to the
hopper, and the mechanical auger moves pellets to the fire as needed.
Wood-pellet stoves have average efficiency ratings of 80- to 85-percent.
They heat more efficiently than bigger and more expensive gas heaters.
These stoves have negative pressure systems that propel the hot air they
produced outward, making the heat go farther than it would naturally. The
pellets are burned so completely that they hardly give off any smoke,
meaning that it is not necessary to build a large chimney to channel
smoke out of the home. Wood-pellet stoves only need a small pipe leading
outside to dispose of excess smoke.
Since wood stoves are so efficient, they hardly produce any waste. An
entire 40-pound bag of pellets produces less than a cup of ashes. People
can use a wood pellet stove for months without having to empty the ashes.
The pellets used as fuel are made of sawdust from lumberyards and wood
mills. The sawdust is compressed at high temperatures and is not held
together by any type of chemicals or glue. A 40-pound bag of pellets
sells for less than five dollars, with discounts available for people who
buy in bulk.
Wood-pellet stoves are a great alternative to gas or electric heating
systems. They are economical and can produce enough heat to warm an
entire house.
Wood Stoves Info provides detailed information about outdoor and antique
wood stoves, wood-pellet stoves, and wood cook stoves, as well as wood
stove inserts, installation, and manufacturers. Wood Stoves Info is
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