What are the Advantages of Wood Pellet Stoves?

What are the Advantages of Wood Pellet Stoves?

By on Nov 12, 2020 in Biomass fuel, Blog, Sawmill Waste Collection |

Sustainability is more important than ever with the negative effect of climate change on the planet; with wood pellet stoves being the most environmentally friendly heating option.

P.H Winterton and Son are the leading suppliers of biomass fuel, with our wood pellets sourced from our sawmill waste collection service.

Traditional wood-burning stoves have a number of benefits, using a renewable fuel source that will reduce your heating bills.

The most effective pellet stoves can be up to 90% more efficient than standard wood burners because they burn pellets that contain a mixture of sawdust, bark and other biodegradable materials. The level of airborne particulates that the pellets produce is also relatively low.

Just like a gas boiler, you can switch pellet burners on and off on-demand giving you an instant source of heat. The burner can be set to your specific requirements, which means you get the most out of the appliance.

How Do Wood Pellet Stoves Work?

Pellet stoves burn compressed wood or biomass pellets creating a source of heat by slowly feeding fuel automatically from the storage container into the burn tray. A constant flame is then created and monitored to ensure you are getting maximum efficiency. The built-in hopper allows pellet burners to operate autonomously for about 12 hours under full load.

One of the main benefits of pellet stoves is how easy they are to use. With automatic ignition, you can be assured your pellet burner will only start burning when needed, which saves you money in the long-term. They will produce very small amounts of ash and chimney creosote that reduces the number of times your chimney needs cleaning.

Regarding fuelling your pellet stove, pellets are convenient and cost-effective when compared to other fuel sources.

Reasons to Use Pellet Stoves

  • Fuel will only need replenishing once a day, whereas appliances fuelled by wood, which needs regular top-ups every few hours.
  • Pellets release much lower emissions when compared to fossil fuels
  • Pellet stoves are highly efficient due to the even distribution of the heat by an extractor.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about biomass fuel and wood pellet stoves, please do not hesitate to contact us today.