Many of our clients in the southern Cascade Mountains are converting to pellet stoves to provide primary or supplemental heat for their homes.  Most people are doing this because they can no longer manage the logistics of a wood fired stove.  For some, the cutting, hauling, splitting, stacking, and carrying of wooden logs into the home, along with the messy cleanup a traditional wood stove creates, can be difficult.   Pellet stoves offer heat from traditional wood fuel with a contemporary and technologically advanced edge.  They automatically burn pellets made from recycled sawdust, heating your home with very little waste by-product.  And just like a gas furnace, a pellet stove can be used to automatically control a room’s temperature using a programmable or WiFi enabled thermostat.  With all the advantages of a traditional wood-burning stove’s rich, radiant, convection heat, pellet stoves add the convenience of a gas furnace but without the hassle of hauling and cleaning, and without the high cost of operation.  

Benefits of using a Wood Pellet stove:

  1. Wood pellets are made from compressed recycled materials, which reduces the amount of moisture involved and causes the stove to burn hotter and cleaner.
  2. Wood pellet stoves emit fewer pollutants than traditional fireplaces.
  3. Pellet stoves can have an efficiency of 90% or more.
  4. Pellets are relatively cheap compared to other fuels.

Disadvantages of using a pellet stove

  1. Pellet stoves do require a bit more work to maintain. The burn pot has to be vacuumed weekly. Every three months you need to clean it out and once a year it needs to be professionally serviced.
  2. Some computer based models require electricity.

Recommended: Warmland pellet stoves from Pacific Energy

At Pacific Energy, we pride ourselves in providing the longest lasting products for our clients.  Designed and built in the Pacific Northwest’s Cowichan Valley (the indigenous name “Cowichan” translates to Warmland), these stoves are engineered for a lifetime of clean-burning, high-output performance and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to prove we mean business.

Features: Warmland PS45 and PS45 Classic

  • Design-A-Fire: allows the buyer to customize their fireplace in order to build and create a precise combination of color, finish, and detail that perfectly enhances your home.
  • Dual Air Wash:  Spend more time enjoying the soothing flicker of the fire light.  Pacific Energy pellet stoves come standard with firebox technology that continuously washes the glass door with clean air to prevent soot accumulation.
  • Digital automatic fuel ignition system: No more messy, smelly gels or smoked-out rooms.  One push of a button is all it takes to light the Warmland PS45.
  • Self-cleaning Fire Pot.
  • Dual-level cooking surface (non-Classic).
  • Large ash drawer for convenient ash removal.
  • Mobile and Prefabricated Home approved:  The Warmland PS45 is capable of being installed in a direct vent application (the appliance takes its combustion air from outside the home) and there are fewer clearance considerations compared to a wood stove.  As a result, it is an ideal appliance for owners of a mobile or prefab home who want to cut the high cost of a traditional gas or oil stove while having a comfortable and reliable heat source.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Warmland PS45    

BTU High: 45,000 BTU

BTU Low: 12,000 BTU

Hopper Capacity: Up to 85 lbs.

Efficiency: 87%

Emissions: 1.84 gm/hr

Warmland PS45 Classic
BTU High: 45,000 BTU

BTU Low: 12,000 BTU

Hopper Capacity: Up to 50 lbs.

Efficiency: 87%

Emissions: 1.84 gm/hr

To learn more about Pacific Energy’s Warmland pellet stove, call today for a free consultation and estimate, or click here to schedule an appointment online.