Pellet Stoves- practical?
Laura Scatena of NJ’s Department of Environmental Protection sent a few questions over. We’d thought we’d see if anyone out there has thoughts. I’ll post the remaining questions throughout the week. Please reply here if you have ideas or suggestions. Thanks.
Are Pellet Stoves Practical for the Average Consumer?
I visited a local wood stove dealer/retailer this weekend and I found out that there are some definite geographic preferences for pellet stoves. I’m wondering if other states/locals have had this similar experience. During our discussion, the salesperson described the maintenance and impracticality of the pellet stove for certain customers, e.g., weekly, biweekly, and monthly maintenance, yet the EPA website claims that pellet stoves “may be the easiest to operate and maintain.” http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/pelletstoves.html Also, finding pellets to buy and then storing the pellets may pose difficulties, or “inconveniences.”
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