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Pellet Stoves: A Clean Heating Alternative to Lower Your Energy

Unlike regular wood burning stoves, pellet stoves burn wood pellets, a compressed scrap wood and sawdust waste that comes from saw mills and various other wood handling facilities. These pellets are dried out and compressed by heat into small cylinder forms no bigger than one inch. When burned, the pellets emit virtually no smoke, meaning no chimney is needed, but, some stoves might call for an outside vent. Because of the high burning efficiency, pellet stoves do not get hot on the outside metal, which allows you to place a pellet stove within an inch from any wall in your house, and provides a safe environment for kids and animals.

Pellet stoves are really simple, convenient, and safe to run in your own house. To fuel a pellet stove, you simply pour 30 to 140 pounds of wood pellets into a device called a hopper which hold the pellets. A lot of pellet stoves will then immediately transfer the needed pellets from the hopper to the combustion chamber by utilizing a corkscrew shaped device called an auger. Air is needed inside the stove to provide combustion to burn the wood pellets. There are two ways to force air into the combustion chamber, by pulling air in or forcing air in from the bottom vent. Fully loaded pellet stoves can generally run for one or two days, and they are simple to clean, considering that there is hardly any smoke residue inside.

There are two types of pellet stoves you can purchase. Free standing stoves that can be put anywhere you want in your home, or insert stoves that can replace your current fireplace. These pellet stoves will generally cost you $1,700 to $3,000, depending upon where you buy them. Wood pellets are sold in 20 to 40 pound bags, and can cost anywhere from $2.50 to $4.00 for a bag. If you reside in a colder climate, then the prices will generally be more affordable for both pellet stoves and wood pellets.

For a small investment, you can free yourself of paying an additional high energy bill to warm your house. Not only will you be saving money, you will be using an environmentally safe energy source that is virtually smoke free.Heating And Cooling San Diego California\nHeating And Cooling San Diego California

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