Pellet stoves offer many benefits that other types don’t since they’re designed to act like traditional fireplaces without requiring wood, gas, or propane fuel—which makes them great for customers who want a cozy fireplace but can’t afford/don’t have time for regular maintenance (like cleaning their chimney every year). They also tend to be much safer than open flame models because you can easily access and control them while burning without worrying about kids playing too close! And unlike woodstoves which require refilling with fresh logs after each use, pellet stoves only need pellets instead so there’s less work involved during operation. Pellets burn cleaner than wood, so there’s less ash cleanup after fires and no need for yearly chimney cleanings. Plus, pellet stoves are more energy-efficient compared to open flame models—which means you’ll save money on your monthly heating bills!
Pellets also tend to be much cheaper than wood or gas fuel options since they’re made from ground-up compressed sawdust/woodchip pellets without any chemicals added in the manufacturing process (unlike other types of automatic fireplaces which use oil or propane). Pellet stove prices start at around $800 installed with an additional cost of about $150 per year on pellets depending on usage habits. However, this type is generally a bit pricier compared to traditional fireplace solutions like woodstoves because they require a more involved installation process and often need special fittings for your chimney.
Are typically the most affordable fireplace option, starting at just $599 installed plus about another cost of around $150 per year on wood depending on usage habits (but prices will vary by location). The benefit to these is that they’re extremely easy to install as long as you have access to an existing power source nearby—no special fittings or other parts necessary! All you’ll need are some electric logs and embers instead since this type doesn’t use any flames during operation like traditional units do; rather, it’s designed with built-in heating coils/elements which create convection currents and produce heat much faster open flame solutions (which means less mess and ash cleanup after fires).
But since there are no flames involved, these types of units produce almost zero heat output so they’re not great for heating up rooms during cold weather. Plus, the lack of flames means that you can’t really use them to cook food on like other units (though some models do offer optional built-in grills) . Also unlike pellet stoves or traditional open flame fireplaces which require refilling with fresh logs every time you want to burn one, this type only needs wood chips—which is better if you don’t have access to large quantities of fresh fuel sources regularly. Woodstove prices start at around $599 installed plus another cost of about $150 per year on wood depending on usage habits.