Pellet fireplaces are highly efficient heating systems that burn wood pellets as fuel. Pellets are produced from off-cuts and waste material from the local timber industry and are the cleanest burning solid fuel. They are very economical, easy to handle and store and produce a high heat output. Pellet fuel appliances are more convenient to operate than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces and most have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies. Consequently, they produce very little air pollution. Pellet fireplaces are suitable for homes as well as apartments or condominiums.
You can easily adjust the intensity of the fire and the rate at which pellets are supplied to produce as much, or as little, heat as you want, optimising efficiency and keeping the room at a constant temperature. Pellet burners can be set to automatically heat at programmed times, and some models can be controlled remotely by a mobile phone app so that you return to a warm, inviting home.
A feeder device drops a few pellets at a time into the combustion chamber for burning, and how quickly pellets are fed to the burner determines the heat output. The multi-fire system distributes heat evenly throughout the room and allows for hot air to be distributed to multiple rooms via ducting. Most pellet appliance exteriors (except glass doors) stay relatively cool while operating, reducing the risk of accidental burns.
Although both the pellet stove and the wood stove require regular cleaning, the ash volume and emissions are less with a pellet stove. There is no bark or wood chip mess to clean, and operation is clean and almost smokeless. Pellet stoves produce more heat than an equivalent weight of firewood and burn fuel so completely that very little creosote builds up in the flue, posing less of a fire hazard. Pellet burners require an electrical connection to operate. Hydronic models can be connected to a hydronic hot water system and wall-mounted radiators to heat your home. Pellet stoves can be inexpensively vented directly to an outside wall, whereas wood-burning stoves require a chimney. We have freestanding and built-in models available.