Why A Pellet Stove?

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Wood is the oldest form of fuel used by man to heat his living space. Over time it was replaced by coal and then by derivatives of petrol and gas.

 

In recent times, thanks to innovative technology and the need to limit the greenhouse effect, there has been renewed interest in using natural fuel such as wood. For this reason the pellet is perfect for new living requirements resolving the problems of a heat source and saving energy.

 

Problems that can occur with traditional oil and gas central heating installation include, having the space for storing oil and boilers as well as the hazard of explosions that can occur. Additionally, for many, the disruption alone on installation on a completed house can be off putting. However,our option, you gat a freestanding wood pellet stove that acts as your boiler with up to 8 conventional water filled radiators running off it. Attractive in design, it requires a discrete flue with only an 80 mm hole in an external brick wall and 130 mm hole in a wooden wall. That also makes it ideal for apartments as well as houses.

There is minimum disruption on installation and despite looking like a traditional stove the stove is high tech including a programmable on/off feature that can even be set from your mobile phone, ideal for those homeowners flying in and wanting to arrive into a warm home. The wooden pellets are made from compressed factory furniture waste and available in 15 kilo sacks and are classed as a renewable energy source.


 

Performance


The high performance of these stoves and a minimal impact on the atmosphere by smoke emission depends on the type of wood and the degree of humidity in the wood itself. For this reason the use of pellets as a fuel offers a guarantee of being almost totally without pollution, high yield, long autonomy and an economic saving.


 

Pellets are made of pressed fragments of the best wood. They are made without additives or adhesives. The process of making the pellet reduces the degree of humidity to 5 -8 % compared to wood dried in the sun which is around 30%.

Further technological advancements that have produced machines and equipment for the collection, processing and use of wood, underlines the fact that the use of this natural fuel is very important for the protection of the environment . In fact wood is a renewable heat source when burned doesn’t contribute to raising the carbon dioxide (CO2) content of our atmosphere.

 

When we burn wood it frees the same quantity of CO2 as the trees absorb during their growth, reducing the risks of the famous green house effect. The use of wood as a fuel in modern heating appliances means a reduction, compared to the past, of noxious emissions.


Benefits and advantages



- Pellets are dry and can easily be stored without degrading
- Less volume to transport and store (due to higher energy density)
- Consistent size and moisture content
- Easier to handle
- Easier to ignite


 

Our wood pellet stoves look similar to traditional wood burning stoves. However, a wood pellet stove uses modern microprocessor controls to ensure an efficient and clean burning fire. Because they use thermostatic controls and fans to distribute warm air around the room they are safer than traditional stoves, which rely on radiated heat to warm the room, making the room's temperature uneven and the body of the stove dangerously hot.

 

Some of the features include:


- Temperature and timer controls
- Fans that distribute warm air around the room
- Automatic ignition
- Air and water heating