Benefits of Pellet Stoves
Pellet stoves are gaining in popularity, especially in regions with colder winters such as southeastern Massachusetts. The Pellet Fuels Institute estimates that 800,000 American homes use pellet stoves to heat their homes; this number is expected to grow.
Here are a few reasons to consider installing a pellet stove:
Eco-friendly. Pellets are a clean-burning fuel and don’t contribute to harmful greenhouse gases like traditional fossil fuels. Pellets are made of recycled or reused wood sources which are renewable and readily available.
Economical. According to The Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER), the cost of wood pellets can cost on average between 25 to 50 percent less than fossil fuels.
Price stability. Unlike the fluctuating prices of fossil fuels such as oil and gas, the price of pellets remains stable.
Low maintenance. Pellet stoves require very little maintenance, just the occasional emptying of the ashpan.
Easy to store fuel. Pellets can be purchased by the bag, or by the ton. Did you know The Stove Center offers free storage of wood pellets and home delivery of pellets at a reasonable fee? Contact us for more details.
How Pellet Stoves Work
Whether you’re using Harman, Enviro or Ironstrike pellet stoves, they function much the same way. If you’re using your stove daily, you’ll need to refill your storage hopper once or twice a day. This is as easy as pouring in some pellets into the storage compartment.
The pellets are automatically fed from an auger into a burn pot which produces a consistent flame that can burn for long periods of time and doesn’t require tending. A convection fan helps to spread the warm air into your home while an exhaust vent safely carries away combustion gases. An ashpan collects the debris which needs to be emptied out around once a week.
You May be Eligible for a Pellet Stove Rebate
If you decide to install a wood pellet stove in MA as a source of central heating for your home, you may be eligible for a rebate of $750 to $12,000. This is offered through an initiative by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to promote the clean energy industry. You may also be eligible for a 0% HEAT loan.
Types of Pellet Stoves We Carry
If you’re looking for pellet stoves for sale, we carry a variety of the industry’s top lines including:
- Harman pellet stoves
- Enviro pellet stoves
- Iron Strike pellet stoves
If you have any questions about owning pellet stoves in MA, please feel free to contact us.