Have you always loved a good wood fire, but don’t want to deal with chopping, hauling and tending to cut wood? Wood fires provide an ambiance that many people enjoy. Many of those same people do not enjoy the work that comes with maintaining the wood supply needed for the wood stove or fireplace. If that is you, minimize wood fire complexity with a pellet stove.
What to do when you want all the benefits of a wood fire without chopping or storing wood…
Wood pellet stoves can provide the atmosphere that you are looking for in your home with easy to use wood pellets.
Wood is a great renewable heating option. Wood pellet stoves burn a condensed wood sawdust that is in a pellet form. These pellets are available around the country at specialty retailers and big box stores. They are often sold in bags which allow for easy and clean portability.
We do recommend storing the wood pellets in a dry location and only purchasing enough pellets to get you through the heating season. If you do have extra in the spring, try sharing with neighbors or use them for animal bedding. It is best to avoid storing over summer, as it will attract moisture and spoil.
How Does a Wood Pellet Stove Work?
The motors of a stove require electricity using 110v (normal home voltage) electricity. Fill the fuel hopper and the system augers the pellets to the combustion burn chamber. There is a room fan to blow the heated air into the home, and an exhaust blower that sends the exhaust through the vent system to the outside. Some models are available with an auto ignition system, some offer thermostat control, and others even offer power from a battery backup when the power goes out.
If you like the wood pellet option, but are also looking for additional flexibility American Energy Systems offers a complete line of multi-fuel stoves available which can burn wood pellets, but also burn a variety of fuels like corn, wheat, oats, cherry pits, olive pits and other fuels that the stove is designed and tested to burn.
If you are tired of the work involved with chopping and hauling wood or avoiding a home fire because that isn’t something that fits with your lifestyle, a pellet stove may be the perfect solution for your home. Take a look at the wide variety of stoves offered by American Energy Systems.