Installing a pellet stove to heat your home is easier than you think. Did you know that you don’t need a chimney to be able to use a pellet stove?
There are three basic options for installing a pellet stove:
- Self Installation: Install the pellet stove yourself, designed for straight forward installation and venting, with factory direct documentation and installation resources.
- Assisted Self Installation: Ask for help! TechCenter1 will walk you or your designee through the installation process, troubleshoot, and provide the support you need to properly install your pellet stove for a fraction of the cost of a onsite tech.
- Hire Out: No time to install and just want it done? American Energy Systems will gladly connect you with a certified installer to hire in your area from our vast network of nation-wide approved MagnuM Brand certified installers.
Choosing a Space and Preparing Your Home
Prepare Your Space
Your pellet stove can’t be installed on carpet or any flammable surface. You can choose between using a fire proof pad or installing permanent non-flammable flooring. Be sure to leave proper clearance around the stove for your particular model.
Be Safe with Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Regardless of your heat source, no home should be without these. The use of a pellet stove requires a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide detector in close proximity to the stove. You may already have detectors installed that will suffice, depending on the placement of your new stove.
Inform Your Insurance Provider
Simply give your homeowner-insurance provider a call to let them know the stove you are buying. Many agents will require a brief visit to the home before and/or after installation. Some policies may charge a nominal fee for the addition of a pellet stove. Don’t be surprised if your agent is excited about your choice in MagnuM brand, due to our high safety standards.
Check for Available Rebates & Tax Credits
Many cities and counties are working toward more efficient and environmentally friendly ways for residents to heat their homes and replace outdated appliances. There may be savings, rebates, or swap out programs available in your community. Check with your city, utilities, cooperatives, county, and state. If there are federal-level tax credits available, as have occurred in the past, you can check with your tax preparer. We’ll pass any tax credit information along on our blog and social media which you’ll need at tax time.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us! We’re here to help.