The Woodstove Shop
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Pellet stoves and boilers
Pellet stoves burn compressed wood or biomass pellets to create a source of heat. By slowly feeding fuel automatically from the storage container (the hopper) into the burn tray, a constant flame is created and monitored to ensure maximum efficiency.
Biomass is a collective term for all plant and animal material which when burnt efficiently produces valuable fuel for space and water heating from sustainable and renewable sources.
In the UK the major fuels for biomass boilers are wood pellet, woodchip and logs - each has its own advantages and merits and your choice of fuel will depend on factors such as lifestyle and ease of use.
Often thought of as the newcomer to the biomass heating world, wood pellet has, in fact, been used in many other countries for decades and has proved to be an extremely efficient and clean form of heating fuel. Austrian & German manufacturers are at the forefront of boiler design and the latest models are hi-tech equipment that link seamlessly with building management systems (BMS) and are often web accessible, giving the owner full control of their home and office heating wherever they may be in the world.
Pellets can be used to fire a wide range of appliances from a small 5kW stove for room heating only, combination stove boilers supplying heat to the room and to a central heating and hot water tank right up to 200kW+ boilers with fully automatic vacuum or auger transfer from purpose built pellet stores.
Availability of wood pellets has increased greatly over the last few years and it is now a real and viable contender to oil and LPG gas in rural areas where bulk delivery is required as well as supplied in convenient 10kg bags for the smaller domestic user. The main attraction of pellet systems is their similarity to a standard gas or oil system boiler with a constant feed of fuel.