Wood pellet stoves deliver efficient heat and bring affordable comfort into your home. Despite these benefits, wood pellet stoves present some challenges and trigger a few common complaints. Find out how to overcome these potential problems and get the most from your stove.
Some people assume that the mechanical process creates excessive noise. Fans are at fault, and do produce more noise than a traditional wood stove or wood burning fireplace. Depending on the layout of your home, these sounds could interfere with day-to-day life. More likely, the white noise will fade into the background, but if you anticipate this situation creating problems, consider installing the wood pellet stove in a more convenient location.
Gather the facts to confirm whether or not this complaint holds water. Heating fuel prices fluctuate in different areas of the country, and wood pellets remain a cheaper alternative than heating oil and other fuels commonly used in rural areas. Buy your pellets in bulk to further reduce the cost and take care of your supply to avoid waste.
Use online resources such as WoodPelletReviews.com and WoodPelletPrice.com to help you find high quality pellets at competitive prices.
Wood pellet stoves combine the advantages of burning wood for heat with the benefits of a mechanical process that can feed itself through the night and while away from the home. This design is admittedly more complex than a conventional wood stove, although it also offers hands-off performance and reliability. Read through your owner’s manual and ask questions in order to fully understand the operational procedure and maintenance requirements of your wood pellet stove. Trust repairs to your local technician.
Wood pellet stoves provide exceptional comfort and warmth through an environmentally friendly design. More and more consumers are recognizing the benefits of this heating method, and discovering how to deal with common wood pellet stove complaints.
Our primary source of heat was a woodstove for decades. Our electric heat would certainly heat the house but the cost not only fluctuates but is generally fairly high. A year ago we purchased a Harman Absolute 63 pellet stove. I like to tell our dealer/installer/service folks, Superior Fireplace and Hottubs, Prince Frederick, Maryland, that I thought I was making a home improvement but in reality I was making a life improvement. I keep my stove clean and burn premium grade pellets and our house is very comfortable and the stove has been trouble free. I shop for pellets in the off season and you can find them at discounted prices. I will admit to my insecurity of being reliant on electricity but I was able to find a backup power supply that will run the stove about eight hours with no action required from me. I will also admit that I miss cooking on top of the woodstove as well. What I don’t miss is going outside in the middle of the night in the cold, rain, snow, or whatever Mother Nature is offering up, at the time, to feed the woodstove. Another option that Harman offers is a remote temperature sensor. Our stove is in the “mud room” so I place the remote sensor in the living room and it maintains the temperature that I have selected. So,. my experience is the pellet stove is convenient, .economical, and environmentally friendly……..I don’t…… sells itself!
We have had our Whitfield Pellet Stove since 1993. We have replaced one glass panel, one auger, the rope gasket and the electric control panel. There is never a problem in the off season. Parts are always expensive but seem to be available. The pellet stove is our only source of heat by choice. We burn on average 3 tons of pellets a year during the cold weather season. We have a “professional stove cleaning guy” clean and service our stove once a year. The High Quality of Pellets is Key to a good operating stove. One does not save any money buying Cheap pellets in the long run and finding quality pellets is a challenge at times. Now that we are “older” lifting 40 pound sacks of pellets is more difficult. We have the local lumber yard deliver a Ton of pellets on a pallet all wrapped in plastic we have set in our back yard still the bringing into the house is a pain. The beautiful flame, the Super Heating has made having a pellet stove all worth while. Our Pellet Stove has done us well over the past 26 years. Knowing what we know now there is no such thing as a Cost Savings heat source, how-ever you heat your home count on spending $1,000 a year…