Posts Tagged ‘Pellet Stoves’

Some Common Pellet Stove Problems

Monday, February 19th, 2024

So you’ve been typing “pellet stove repair near me” and wondered if you’d be able to find a trustworthy contractor who can handle such a job. Good news, you’ve found the right people!

Pellet stoves have become a popular choice for homeowners who want an efficient and eco-friendly heating solution. These appliances rely on compressed wood pellets to produce heat, providing a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional heating methods. However, like any household appliance, pellet stoves can encounter problems that may hinder their performance. In this blog, we’ll explore some common pellet stove issues and provide valuable insights on troubleshooting.


Pellet Stove Basics: What You Need to Know If You’re Thinking of Installing One

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

During our cold winters, many homeowners seek efficient and eco-friendly heating options. One such option that’s gaining popularity is a pellet stove installation in Southern Vermont. If you’re considering installing a pellet stove in your home, you’ve come to the right place. We handle installing not only pellet stoves but a range of other energy-saving and environmentally friendly choices of home heating.

Below, we’ll cover the basics of what you need to know about pellet stoves, from what they are to their benefits and why it’s essential to hire a professional installation company when it’s time to get one.


Can I Convert My Wood Stove to Burn Pellets?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Crackling logs, dancing flames, and the comforting warmth of a wood stove: it’s a classic winter scene. But what if you could enjoy that same cozy ambiance while embracing a cleaner, more efficient heating option? Converting your beloved wood stove to burn pellets might be the answer you’ve been seeking. And it’s possible with a pellet burner conversion kit in Southern Vermont.


Do Pellet Stoves Use a Lot of Electricity?

Monday, May 15th, 2023

When it comes to heating our homes efficiently and sustainably, pellet stoves have gained popularity as an attractive alternative. These stoves burn compressed wood or biomass pellets, providing warmth and comfort.

However, one question that often arises is whether pellet stoves consume a significant amount of electricity. We’re here to offer some insights that will help you make an informed decision about why a pellet stove installation could be right for you.


Pellet Stoves vs. Wood Stoves: Which is Superior?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

For Southern Vermont homeowners that are interested in switching from oil or natural gas, pellet and wood burning stoves are a great option. But which one is more efficient and which one has the fewest emissions? At HB Energy we specialize in alternative fuels for homeowners that are seriously interested in reducing the amount of energy that their homes use. We wanted to put together quick comparison to give homeowners a good starting place as they start thinking about switching fuel sources.

What Are Wood Pellets?

So what exactly are wood pellets? Sawmills and other wood working businesses produce a huge amount of waste wood shavings and saw dust. Normally, those would be thrown away in a landfill. Wood pellets are made from that waste material by compacting them under high pressure. The wood shavings are pressed into a small, pill-shaped mass that can then be used to fuel wood pellet stoves.

Pellet Stoves: Pros and Cons

Wood pellet stoves offer extremely high efficiency and BTU output when compared to wood burning stoves. In almost every instance, the pellet stoves provide greater efficiency and higher head output per unit of fuel consumed. However, pellet stoves require electricity, though, not a lot of it. But if the power goes out then you can’t use your pellet stove. Additionally, wood pellets are not available in all places and in the event of a natural disaster if you can’t acquire any pellets then you can’t heat your home.

Wood Burning Stoves: Pros and Cons

One of the best pros for wood burning stoves is that its fuel source is readily available. You can find wood pretty much anywhere and if you have trees on your property they can be used to for fuel as well. However, wood burning stoves are much less efficient than pellet stoves and they also require more fuel to produce a similar amount of heat. But wood burning stoves don’t require any electricity to run so if the power goes out your home will still be comfortable.

If you have any questions about wood burning stoves or pellet burning stoves in Southern Vermont, call the experts at HB Energy.