Comparing Wood and Pellet Stoves
The cold weather is nearly behind us, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until fall or winter to evaluate your home heating options. Wood- and pellet-burning stoves are excellent sources of primary or secondary heat for any room in your home and can add a timeless look and feel to your indoor living space. But what’s the difference between wood and pellet stoves, and which one is right for your home? Here are a few things you should know and discuss further with a fireplace provider in Ramsey.
Pellet stoves are typically less expensive than wood stoves, but the fuel source tends to be more affordable for the latter
Pellet stoves require electricity to power the motorized hopper that feeds the pellets into the burning element, whereas wood stoves work essentially like wood-burning fireplaces
Compared to wood stoves, pellet stoves produce much less smoke and CO2
Wood burning stoves operate at efficiency levels around 70%, whereas pellet stoves operate at approximately 83% efficiency