Many homeowners are unsure about the differences between fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves. To put it simply, a pellet stove is a type of wood stove. The “pellets” are just compact wooden pieces, like extra wood energy pressed into a smaller space. Typically, wood and pellet stoves are great alternatives for homeowners whose homes lack the space for a full fireplace and masonry chimney, or for homeowners who do not wish to go through the extensive remodeling necessary for to put in a full fireplace and chimney. Wood stoves work as space heaters, sending out heat both from the flames and radiating from their heated sides, making them helpful for added winter warmth.
If you are considering a wood or pellet stove for your house, it is best to contact a local professional to help you make the right choice to match your specific needs. Collier’s Heating and Air Conditioning offers fireplace services. There are many advantages and some disadvantages to owning a pellet stove, so it is best to be aware before you make any decisions. Below, we explain both the benefits and potential drawbacks of a pellet stove.