A pellet stove is an ideal alternative heating appliance for Minnesotans in Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, and the Twin Cities Area that want a green and economical way to warm their condo, mobile home, single-family home, or other living space. In addition to affordability, a pellet stove produces substantially more heat than a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Furthermore, since it uses pellets for fuel instead of wood logs, it is simpler to use and maintain.
Pellet stoves have become increasingly popular in recent years as more people look for alternative heating sources that are both environmentally friendly and economical. If you’re considering buying a pellet stove, this guide will give you everything you need to know, from how they work to the different types available on the market.
What Is a Pellet Stove?
Pellet stoves are an alternative to a wood-burning stove that uses small, compressed wood pellets as fuel instead of logs. Unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, pellet stoves are highly efficient and emit very little smoke. Once you pour a bag of pellets into the hopper, the stove does the rest automatically. So, there is no need to tender the logs and virtually no mess.
Do You Need a Chimney for a Pellet Stove?
In short, you don’t need a chimney to install a pellet stove. Like a wood-burning stove, a pellet stove will include a stovepipe so that the exhaust from the combustion gases can be vented outside through an external vent. Twin City Fireplace is a licensed general contractor and home heating expert that provide professional installation to ensure that your pellet stove offers a safe fire-burning experience for years.
Outstanding Benefits of a Pellet Stove:
- They are more efficient than conventional wood stoves.
- Eco-friendly fire-burning alternative to a masonry fireplace.
- One 40-pound bag of pellets provides over two days of continuous home heating.
- A wide range of sizes, designs, and heat output makes installing it in any home or space easy.
- Perfect for installation in homes with or without a chimney.
- Simple operation and low maintenance.
Automatic Operation Provides Continuous Heating for Hours
Their compact size makes it possible to install a pellet stove in practically any space in the house for hours of continuous heating. But don't let its small size fool you. Depending on the model you select, it can produce as much as 42,000 BTUs of heat! That's enough energy for over two days of continuous heating for up to a 3,200-square-foot home or living space. Plus, features like automatic ignition, temperature control, and others make it simple to operate and maintain.
Can You Convert a Fireplace to a Pellet Stove?
We offer various pellet stove inserts designed to fit directly inside the firebox of an existing wood-burning or gas fireplace. The stove's flue pipe will vent the exhaust up the chimney, so installation typically doesn't require any changes to your chimney. In addition, our licensed gas fitter will disconnect the gas line before inserting the pellet stove into your gas fireplace. Converting a masonry fireplace to a pellet stove is an excellent eco-friendly way to bring warmth to your living space for many years to come.
Twin City Fireplace has top-performing pellet fireplace and stove inserts in sizes and styles to suit your lifestyle and home heating needs. Visit our two Minneapolis-St. Paul showrooms for the best selection of premium pellet stoves for any living space.
Where to Buy Premium Pellet Stoves
Twin City Fireplace is the leading dealer-contractor for sales, installation, repairing, inspection, and cleaning services of superior pellet stoves in the Twin Cities Area. With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve Minnesotans in townships throughout Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul, including Chaska, MN; Hastings, MN; Golden Valley, MN; and White Bear Lake, MN
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment today!