Pellet Stoves – Save Money and Be Efficient
The definition of Pellet Stoves from Wikipedia is as follows:
“A pellet stove is a stove that burns compressed wood or biomass pellets to create a source of heat for residential and sometimes industrial spaces. By steadily feeding fuel from a storage container (hopper) into a burn pot area, it produces a constant flame that requires little to no physical adjustments. Today’s central heating systems operated with wood pellets as a renewable energy source can reach an efficiency factor of more than 90%.”
A pellet stove can clearly provide heat for the room where it is situated. However the real benefits come from linking the stove to a back boiler to generate hot water and heating for the rest of the household or organisation.
Biomass stoves that include a back boiler can use 2 main heat sources – wood pellets or logs. Whilst wood pellet stoves can be considered to be generally more expensive than their log-burning counterparts, they bring several important advantages. They don’t require as much storage space and can of course hold more fuel via a built in hopper.
It is important to acknowledge that all wood pellets are not the same. Different pellets will have differing burning behaviours and performance levels. If you have a pellet stove it is important to use pellets of the highest quality to minimise your maintenance costs and ensure the sustainability of your investment.
Balcas Energy Enplus wood pellets are BSL authorised. We deliver pellets directly to your home or business to be blown straight into your store. If you have a smaller hopper integrated with your stove it might be better order wood pellet bags from us. These are delivered in 10kg bags which are easy to load into your hopper. For more information on Ofgem’s biomass suppliers list, visit: http://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/