A pellet stove is a highly efficient and easy to control heat source with the charm, ambiance, and comfort of a real wood fire, but with no mess! However, no mess doesn’t mean no maintenance. A pellet stove is a complex machine which utilizes three fans – one for the pellet hopper, one to blow warm air into the room and one to blow exhaust out of the house – meaning that regular cleaning is required in order for it to continue to operate at peak condition.
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So who would want a pellet stove? Pellet stoves work well for people who want the convenience and control offered by gas, but who do not have natural gas as an option at their location (liquid propane can be cost prohibitive to use as a primary source of heat).
Consider whether you want a stove made of steel, cast iron, or soapstone. Steel delivers high amounts of heat in a short period of time but it also cools quite quickly when you stop supplying it with fuel. Cast iron and soapstone provide more comfortable, even heat over much longer periods of time – they are also significantly more expensive than steel to produce, meaning that cast iron and soapstone stoves will tend to cost more.
A pellet stove can be installed practically anywhere you like in your home, does not require any framing or finishing, and it can often sit right on your existing floor. In choosing the best location, you will need to consider how the unit will be vented. Unlike a wood stove, pellet stove venting does not need to extend above the roof line. This means that pellet stoves can be vented out a side wall or up through the roof. If you already have a masonry chimney, it is possible to use this to vent your pellet stove through the installation of a liner.
The experienced staff at Comox Fireplace & Patio can help you choose the right pellet stove for your Vancouver Island home. Come in and see us today!
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i. The Right Product, Guaranteed - If, within the first 3 months of ownership, you decide for whatever reason that the product you have selected is not right for you, we will happily exchange it, applying its full value towards a replacement product.
ii. Superior Performance, Guaranteed - Our products all come with a comprehensive manufacturer warranty; however, many of the components are covered for only a year, and often labour is not included. At Comox Fireplace & Patio we top up the manufacturer warranty with our own "bumper to bumper" in store warranty, covering both parts and labour for a period of 3 years.