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a pellet stove. This type of stove is the most environmentally friendly heating appliance, which makes it a great choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. You can find this type of heating appliance as a freestanding stove or a fireplace insert, and Ace Chimney Sweep carries both styles from well-known brands like Harman, St. Croix, and Regency. Pellet stoves are growing in popularity because they have some great benefits. We would like to tell you a bit more about the advantages of pellet stoves.

Easy to use

To operate your pellet stove, all you have to do is load the pellets into the hopper and push a button to ignite the flame. If your hopper is large enough, you will only have to load it once a day. Most models of pellet stoves come with a remote control that allows you to adjust the heat from your couch. As for storage, a bag of pellets is about the same size as a bag of mulch, which makes this fuel easy to store without taking up a lot of space.

Environmentally friendly and economical fuel

Pellets are made from recycled wood materials, which is just one reason why this fuel is so green. According to How Stuff Works [http://home.howstuffworks.com/wood-pellet-stove3.htm], these pellets are tightly compressed, and this means the moisture content is low. This is why pellets provide more heat while burning more cleanly. Less pollutants are released from pellet stoves, and many environmentalists consider these heating appliances to be carbon neutral. Additionally, pellets are relatively inexpensive, and you do not have to buy them in large quantities as you do with buying a cord of firewood.

Less maintenance

Since pellets do not produce as much ash as firewood, you will not have to do as much cleaning after each fire. Also, there is a lower amount of creosote produced by burning pellets, which reduces a high risk of chimney fires. However, it is still recommended to have your chimney professionally swept and inspected once a year for safety and efficiency reasons.

As you can see, pellet stoves have some important benefits. If you are considering adding a pellet stove to your home, contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to learn more about this environmentally friendly option.