Pellet burning appliances are available as freestanding stoves or pellet fireplace inserts. Freestanding Pellet Burning Stoves resemble conventional wood heater and by using a blower fan they force the warm air into those other spaces for a more even heat throughout your home. Pellet inserts fit into existing masonry fireplaces just like gas fireplace inserts would.
Pellet Inserts Ottawa
The fuel hopper in all pellet appliances is to store the pellets until they are needed for burning. Most hoppers hold between 35 and 130 pounds (16 and 60 kilograms [kg]) of fuel, which will last a day or more under normal operating conditions. A feeder device, like a large screw, drops a few pellets at a time into the combustion chamber for burning. The heat output of a pellet insert is determined by how quickly pellets are fed to the burner. The exhaust gases are vented out by flue pipe that can be directed out a sidewall or upwards through the roof. More modern pellet inserts or stoves have a small computer and thermostat to govern the pellet feed rate.
Contact one of our hearth experts to determine which pellet insert or stove is the right one for your home.