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Pellet Stoves: A Clean Heating Option to Lower Your Energy Bill

Unlike regular wood burning stoves, pellet stoves burn wood pellets, a compressed scrap wood and sawdust waste that comes from saw mills and various other wood handling facilities. These pellets are dried out and compressed by heat into small cylinder shapes no bigger than one inch. When burned, the pellets emit practically no smoke, meaning no chimney is necessary, however, some stoves might call for an outdoor vent. Because of the high burning efficiency, pellet stoves do not get hot on the outside metal, which enables you to place a pellet stove within an inch from any wall in your home, and provides a safe environment for children and pets.

Pellet stoves are very easy, convenient, and safe to operate in your own home. To fuel a pellet stove, you simply pour 30 to 140 pounds of wood pellets into a device called a hopper which hold the pellets. Most pellet stoves will then immediately transfer the required pellets from the hopper to the combustion chamber using a corkscrew shaped device called an auger. Air is required inside the stove to provide combustion to burn the wood pellets. There are two ways to force air into the combustion chamber, by pulling air in or forcing air in from the bottom vent. Totally loaded pellet stoves can typically run for a couple of days, and they are easy to clean, considering that there is barely any smoke residue inside.

There are two sorts of pellet stoves you can purchase. Free standing stoves that can be placed anywhere you want in your house, or insert stoves that can replace your existing fireplace. These pellet stoves will typically cost you $1,700 to $3,000, depending upon where you purchase them. Wood pellets are sold in 20 to 40 pound bags, and can cost anywhere from $2.50 to $4.00 for a bag. If you live in a colder climate, then the costs will typically be more affordable for both pellet stoves and wood pellets.

For a small investment, you can free yourself of paying another high energy bill to heat your home. Not only will you be saving money, you will be using an environmentally safe energy source that is practically smoke free.San Diego Air Conditioned Service\nSan Diego California air conditioning

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