PELLET FIRE HEATERS
Hunts Heating supply and install the Firemaster range of pellet stove heaters.
A pellet stove is a heating appliance that’s similar to a wood fire, but instead of burning firewood, it burns compressed hardwood pellets. The pellets, which are commonly available, are made from compressed sawdust and waste wood that would otherwise be dumped into landfills or left to rot in the forest. Pellets are considered carbon-neutral because the CO2 level exhausted by the stove is similar to the carbon released when wood decomposes naturally on the forest floor.
Efficient fuel management
Sensors within the stove monitor the fuel supply and control when to drop a new pellet into the stove. It will put in just enough pellets to keep the fire burning small but extremely hot. There are never more than a small handful of pellets in the burn chamber at any one time.
Heat distribution & thermostat
A pellet stove has a combustion blower that pulls outside air into the stove through a fresh-air vent and then blows out smoke and fumes through a stainless-steel exhaust vent. There’s also a convection blower that draws room air into the stove and blows heated air into the room through a series of heat-exchange tubes. The stove will automatically deliver heat, based on the thermostat setting. All you need to do is keep the hopper filled with pellets.
Pellet stoves burn so hot and clean that there’s very little ash left behind, especially compared with woodstoves. The owner usually has to empty the pellet stove’s ash pan just once a week, even if the stove is used every day. And pellets produce virtually no creosote, which is a major cause of chimney fires.