If you are considering buying a pellet stove but do not know much about them, below is some information that will help you. You will learn about two types of pellet stoves that are available on the market, as well as the benefits of purchasing this type of stove for your home.                

1. Types of Pellet Stoves 

One type of pellet stove available on the market is free-standing. This works well if you do not have a fireplace already installed in your home. A freestanding pellet stove comes with an exhaust pipe that you install. The pipe goes up out of your ceiling and through the roof.

Another type of pellet stove available is known as the insert stove. This works well if you have a fireplace installed in your home. This is because the pellet stove can be inserted into the fireplace space. When you turn the pellet stove on, the smoke goes up the chimney as it does with a traditional fireplace.

When you start shopping for pellet stoves, you will find they come with a variety of features.

2. Benefits of Owning a Pellet Stove

One benefit of owning a pellet stove is they are not messy. For example, if you purchase a pellet stove that you insert into your fireplace, you will not have to worry about a lot of ash building up. This is especially true if you purchase a stove that is self-cleaning.

A pellet stove can also save you money on your monthly electric bill as you can use it as an additional heat source. Pellets are also much less expensive when compared to fuel or propane.

You will not spend a lot of time with the pellet stove, as if you fill the hopper full of pellets they generally last for approximately 24 hours. How long this depends on how long you use the stove.  It is also very easy to load the pellet stove with pellets. You do this by pulling out a hopper, and then placing the pellets inside and pushing the hopper back in.

You can find pellet stoves that will go well with your current décor. This is because pellet stoves are made of cast iron or steel, and you can have just about any color finish put on the stove that you want.

Talk with a company that sells pellet stoves to learn much more about them. The employees there can help you choose the stove that will work best for your home.