Pellet stoves use electricity and can be plugged into a normal wall outlet. They create heat by burning biomass pellets or compressed wood. A constant flame is created by slowly feeding fuel from a storage container into a burn-pot area. This makes pellet stoves require little to no physical adjustments.
Pellet stoves can be vented horizontally through an outside wall and terminated below the roof line. They are the perfect choice for structures without an existing chimney. If you have an existing chimney, make sure you use the correctly-sized stainless steel liner for proper drafting. Modern homes are very tightly sealed, so some pellet stoves need to be installed with outside air intake. This will ensure that your stove will run efficiently, and will prevent negative pressure in your home.
A properly cleaned and maintained pellet stove will not create creosote (the flammable substance that causes chimney fires). Pellet fuel burns very cleanly and creates only a thin layer of ash as a byproduct. The grade of pellet fuel does affect the performance and ash output. Premium grade pellets produce less ash than standard or low grade pellets. Pellet stove users should be aware that extra maintenance is required with a lower grade pellet, and that inconsistent wood quality can cause serious problems to the electronic machinery over time.
Pellet stoves are normally associated with pelletized wood. However, many pellet stoves can also burn fuels such as grain, corn, seeds, or wood chips. In some pellet stoves, these fuels might need to be mixed with wood pellets.
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Well folks, the weather is officially changing. As of a few days ago, we’re into fall & it appears that Mother Nature is right on cue with cooler temperatures every day! We just turned on our furnace for the first time this weekend and those of us with fireplaces … I’m sure lighting those isn’t too far behind!
If you’re looking for some information & inspiration as fireplace weather gets closer & closer, we suggest that you hop over & read the Fireplace Design And Decorating Ideas blog post from Simone over at HomeSpirations!
She’s got lots of great information, opinions, & ideas … as well as lots of beautiful pictures to inspire you. Here’s just one, but she’s got plenty more:
The advice that goes with this photo is “An alternative to painting your surroundings is to color coordinate with the rest of a room using tile.” She has little tips & tricks & bits of advice with almost every single picture! It’s so great to have a visual to go along with what she says! (I wish more home decor folks would do that!)
Read More Here: Fireplace Design And Decorating Ideas from Simone at HomeSpirationsby
From Twitter user @CBringuez:
Christine writes: “Lobby of our hotel. Wish I could bring that fireplace home!” What a gorgeous set up! Quite cozy looking.
From Twitter user @danidarcy93:
Dani writes that this is “one beautiful fireplace.” And that’s hand-painted wallpaper in the background, so this is all kinds of awesome & gorgeous!
From Twitter user
He says this fireplace would give you “Coziness Without Problems.” Since it’s portable, this fireplace would be a great addition to any home. Then you can have coziness wherever you are!
From Twitter user @_anitaa:
Anita says she was eating fireplace s’mores and talking with some of her favorite people around this fire. Sounds like a great way to spend an evening! And that fire looks super warm!
From Twitter user @jthomp113:
This picture Jason took of a blazing fire in a firepit makes us wish we could be there enjoying it, too! Now that it’s getting cooler at night, a toasty fire in the firepit would be amazing!
Seen any other amazing fireplaces around Twitter?
Go ahead & link us to them in the comments!by