Pellet Fireplace Stoves: Eco Friendly Home Heating

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A lot of people don’t realize that pellet fireplaces, or pellet stoves, fall somewhere in the middle: they’re nearly as automated as a gas fireplace, but they burn even cleaner than traditional firewood, producing almost no carbon dioxide.Picking the right kind of fireplace for your home can be difficult. A gas fireplace is the most convenient, but it burns fossil fuels, whereas a wood burning fireplace is nicer, but requires a lot of hands-on work. A lot of people don’t realize that pellet fireplaces, or pellet stoves, fall somewhere in the middle: they’re nearly as automated as a gas fireplace, with pellet supply and heat output controlled by a wall mounted thermostat, but they burn even cleaner than traditional firewood, producing almost no carbon dioxide. A low-end model costs around $2,000 from Home Depot, but to get one of the modern looking ones (like the one pictured left), you should expect to pay much more than that. Check out a video of how they work in the replies.

Video source: Chelsea Green