If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms that take out the power, then you may want to consider a back up option for your pellet stove. Unlike traditional furnaces that are not “friendly” with power outages, a pellet stove allows you to take advantage of options to insure your heat goes uninterrupted. Pellet stoves typically run on electricity, but you can use a battery backup for pellet stove heat anytime!
Battery Backup for Pellet Stove? Yes!
If you want to run your pellet stove during power outages, you will need to purchase a battery backup and inverter. These can be purchased at local retailers such as Best Buy and Circuit City. If you have questions about which to buy, make sure you ask questions. While a battery backup is seldom needed, it does bring peace of mind to get you through rough winter weather.
Other ways to be prepared for the long winter ahead
- Battery backup for pellet stove- Check!
- Have the number of your local utilities or cooperative handy in order to report power outages or damaged power lines
- Put fresh batteries in your flashlights and keep them in a handy place.
- Put fresh batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if you use electrical or combination detectors (they won’t work if the power is out)
- Bottled water; depending where you live, electricity may be required to pump water.
- Manual can openers and plenty of easy to prepare food.
- Battery based radio and/or charged cell phones to listen to news
- Board games and other entertainment to use the time connecting with your family.
You may also be interested in the article, “How Much Electricity Does It Take to Run My Pellet Stove ?” and “Can DC Powered Pellet Stoves Run Off of a Wind, Solar, and/or Battery System?”
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