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?”
If you have a question you need answered, please leave a comment below or contact our heating specialist at 1-800-495-3196
Tim Maurer says
I have a corner installed gas fireplace and I am considering a pellet stove insert to replace the gas and logs. Do insert units come with flex fuel capability (Corn, or wood pellets or grass pellets)? Can I get an agitator installed for this unit as well? If burning corn, do you recommend an agitator to keep the corn from clumping up?
How much room do I need to install an insert and how far out from the face of the fireplace will it protrude? I may need an expanded hearth.
American Energy Systems has several models of multifuel Inserts. The 3502 model has the fuel stirrer and also the Crossfire. Contact [email protected] for sizing up for your fireplace.
who ever wrote this did not do their research. Best buy and Circuit City don’t carry the a proper battery back up for a pellet stove. You would need a inverter, a charger, and a transfer switch. Not to mention a deep cycle marine battery. You can buy all of this and put it together your self or there are products out there that are built all in one. Still need to add the battery. Look for Surefire Stove Sentry, Harman Stove Battery Backup or KOZI Battery Backup System
There are numerous types and applications for “Battery Backup systems”. Some customers just want the stove to cool down properly and shut down similar to how your computer saves data and then shuts down. Some want other features such as automatically switching from AC to DC and charging their battery. Some want to switch it themselves. As with most things that you purchase “Batteries are not included”. The article is intended to make customers aware of the fact that the MagnuM and Country Flame product line can use battery backup systems. There are great sources out there for all types of systems that will fit your application.
I have a Harmon p68 and all I want is to have it shut down properly but if it takes over automatically wouldn’t it just let smoke nave in after the battery died?
I am sorry but you will have to contact Harmon on their unit. We are not authorized to answer questions on their product.