BUYERS GUIDE | FAQ's
The answer is Yes:) Pellet stoves in the form of hydro pellet stoves, ducted pellet stoves or pellet boilers can be used to heat a whole house. It may also be possible to heat a home if a large air-heating pellet stove is installed in the middle of an open-plan house
Pellet stoves are typically less messy forms of stove compared to wood burning stoves. Why is this? This can be largely due to the fact that pellet stoves are typically very efficient and produce minimal wastage in the form of ash thanks to using electronically automated processes to have a clean burn of the fuel.
Pellet stoves may not typically get as hot to the touch compared to traditional wood burning stoves but can still be hot to the touch depending on the model of stove. Pellet stoves will typically have an internal blower that helps to make the stove more efficient at dispersing heat and rely less on radiating the heat.
Pellet stoves require a source of electricity in order to operate. Without an alternative source of power, the stove will be unable to turn on or ignite.
The answer is Yes and No, It depends on which model you choose. a lot of models come with a build-in WiFi module which will allow to control your stove via an app on your phone from anywhere in the world. Some models have the option to add WiFi for an additional cost. Some entry level models have only standard remote control with no WiFi.
Pellet stoves and fireplaces are designed to provide safe, consistent heat with minimal work. That means that you can start your stove and safely leave it unattended overnight.
Most pellet stoves can provide 24 hours of steady heat on just one hopper of pellets. Depending on the size of the stove and the floor plan, pellet stoves can heat up to 2,500 square feet and cost as little as €3 per day.
Pellet stoves can use on average just over 100W of energy during normal use but up to 500W during ignition of a fire. A pellet stove can use on average 1kWh of energy per day if used for 8 straight hours.
On average, people use 4-5 ton of pellets for a 2000-2500 square foot area per year with the wood pellets being the only heat source, and about 3 ton for a 1500 square foot space.
All pellet stoves will produce a certain level of noise, but the amount of noise generated can differ between each model of pellet stove. All pellet stoves use the same processes with similar electrical and mechanical components that will create noise during operation.