Pellet stoves are clean-burning fireplaces that use fuel pellets made of renewable biomass materials like wood or corn waste which is compressed under high pressure into small granules. These granules can be stored in large bins next to your home until they’re ready to burn with little hassle! Not only does this make them safer than traditional models (especially if your children accidentally knock over kindling), but it also saves on trips outside during winter storms. A pellet stove uses fans to distribute heat throughout the room faster while adding moisture back into the air after being dried out by the flames. The result is a cozy home in which you can enjoy watching your fire—without worrying about breathing harmful fumes or having to clean up dirt and ash later!
Pellet stoves are also more affordable than traditional models, with prices starting at just $899.00 for installation plus an additional cost of around $200 per year on pellets, depending on usage habits.
The key difference between pellet stoves versus other types of wood-burning appliances is that they burn cleaner while still providing the same heat output as their open flame counterparts due to independent forced air combustion systems like fans and blowers (even though it’s not actually burning). A lot of people who want a fireplace but don’t have chimney access end up opting for pellet stoves because they offer both a cozy fire and heat without the hassles of other types.
In comparison, open flame options are much less expensive to purchase but require more work from you in terms of maintenance. While this is fine if you’re a patient person or have friends/family who can help out with chores like cleaning your chimney every year (and checking that it’s safe), some people might not be able to handle these extra costs on top of fuel costs depending on how often they use their fireplace during winter months. In addition, traditional models burn dirty which means lots of ash cleanup after fires as well as potentially dangerous levels of carbon monoxide seeping into your home—especially when there isn’t enough fresh air coming in from outside.
Pellet stoves offer the same benefits of clean-burning and efficient heating with a lower price tag than comparable open flame models, so they’re usually the best choice for customers shopping around!