Pellet Stoves

One of the best ways to heat your home in winter is with a pellet stove. Wood pellets are typically made of compacted sawdust and other remains from industries such as construction and lumber that have large amounts of leftover wood. The great thing about biomass fuel is that it comes from local, renewable sources which are great for the environment by diverting waste from the landfill. An increasing amount homeowners in Plymouth, Cape Cod and other eastern Massachusetts regions are gravitating to using pellet stoves as a heating source.

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. Read "Wood vs Pellets - Choosing The Best Type Of Heat For Your Home" for more information!

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

Any Massachusetts resident or business currently operating a non-EPA-certified wood stove or fireplace insert is eligible for a rebate of up to $1,750 when replacing an existing stove with an eligible model. Those who meet certain income requirements are eligible for rebates of up to $3,000.

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

Ironstrike pellet stoves

Regency pellet stoves

Napoleon pellet stoves

Heatilator Eco-Choice pellet stoves