Question: Which is cheaper a pellet stove or a wood stove?

Pellet fuel appliances are more convenient to operate than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces, and some have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies. Most pellet stoves cost between $1,700 and $3,000. However, a pellet stove is often cheaper to install than a conventional wood-burning heater.

Is a pellet stove more efficient than a wood stove?

Pellet Stove Production On the other hand, pellets come in 40-lb bags and the stoves have a BTU output of 13.6 million per ton of pellets. From this, you soak up 11.3 million BTUs of heat. The result is greatly improved efficiency over wood stoves, coming in at about 83%.

Are wood pellets cheaper than wood?

Advantages. Even when it is purchased already chopped and dried (and therefore worked), wood is cheaper than pellets and its price has remained stable over time, with no significant changes. Wood fire has a bright and soft flame. Wood-burning fireplaces or stoves work even when there is no electricity.

How many wood pellets equal a cord?

Using softwood it comes out 1 cord = 1 ton of pellets in terms of BTUs. They could compare soaking wet softwood and get 1.5.

Do wood pellets create creosote?

Pellet stoves produce much less creosote than other stoves, but creosote can build up in the exhaust venting after a while. Pellet stove venting is not designed to handle high temperatures, and if a fire occurs in the exhaust vent, it can easily spread into the home.

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