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The Benefits of Pellet Stoves and Inserts

Pellet stoves and pellet inserts are great alternatives to gas and wood-burning fireplaces. They’re easy to use, highly efficient and low maintenance. These types of heating units use pellets made of compacted saw dust, wood chips, bark and other types of agricultural crop waste. Since their source of fuel is clean-burning, pellet stoves and inserts create only a small fraction of the ash produced by wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.

Many people have chosen to install pellet stoves or inserts in their homes to reduce heating costs. Depending on the size of the floor plan, most models can provide steady heat for as little as $3 a day. Modern technologies have made pellet stoves easier to use with programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust heat output. They also feature sensors that monitor the fuel supply and automatically add enough pellets to keep the fire burning small but very hot.

Using high-quality pellets makes pellet stoves and inserts produce heat easier and more cost-effectively which is why Hearth and Home Shoppe proudly offers Turman Hardwood Pellets as well as Hamer’s Hot Ones from Hamer Pellet Fuel Co. Hearth and Home Shoppe offers deep discounts in the Spring for customers who purchase large quantities. We’ll even store your pellets for up to two years.

Pellet Stoves

Freestanding pellet stoves are vented and don’t require a chimney, making them easy to install in almost any room with an exterior wall. Pellet stoves look like traditional woodstoves but work more like modern furnaces while still providing an attractive fire to gather around. They are often made of steel, cast iron or stone and come in a variety of colors to suit your décor. Hearth and Home Shoppe offers a wide selection of sizes and styles from top manufacturers like Avalon, Breckwell, Thelin and more.

Pellet Inserts

Pellet inserts are a convenient way to renovate any outdated or unused fireplace. Using a flexible, stainless steel flue liner, pellet inserts fit perfectly into your open fireplace utilizing the existing chimney. Like pellet stoves, pellet inserts are low maintenance, provide clean energy to heat your home and come in a variety of styles to match any décor. Hearth and Home Shoppe carries pellet inserts from Lopi, Providence and more.

If you’ve considered adding a clean and cost-effective source of zone heat to your home, schedule an appointment to visit our Mechanicsville showroom today. Our friendly staff will help you choose the perfect pellet stove or insert to upgrade your living space or existing fireplace. Contact us online or call us at 804-730-3800 for questions.