Skip to main content

wood pellet stovePhoto: Flickr.com

Wood stoves provide many things: comfort, warmth, nostalgia...and pollution. Not to mention the carcinogenic particulates that worm their way into your lungs and aggravate allergies and asthma.

So what's a chilly homeowner to do? One word: pellets.

Just what is a wood pellet-burning stove, exactly?

Wood pellet burning stoves are relatively new on the market, but have already made a positive impact. Here's the lowdown: pellets are between 3/8 and 1 inch in length, and can be made from compacted sawdust, bark, agricultural waste, as well as biomass fuels like nutshells, corn kernels, and soybeans.

The Pros

Pellet stoves have tons of advantages over traditional wood-burning stoves. According to the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency Consumer's Guide, many traditional wood-burning appliances emit air pollutants including nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide. But pellet stoves are much safer, and don't even require certification by the EPA (though some manufacturers opt for the EPA A-OK, just to be on the safe side).


  • cathy

    Thanks for doing it. I like your words, I hope that you are interested in my site about Small Pellet Mill

    Reply
  • 1 Comments / 1 Pages

Add Your Comments

  • New Users
  • Returning

If you are posting a comment for the first time, please enter your name and email address in the fields above. Your name will be displayed with your comment. Your email address will never be displayed.

Add Your Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.

Advertisement

Follow Us

  • No features currently available.

  • More Hot Topics The Daily Fix  •  DIY Warrior  •  Home Ec  •  Handmade
    DIY Disaster Doctor  •  In the Workshop  •  Product Picks

    Home Improvement Videos