Among the alternatives of heat sources for many households especially in the US, the use of pellet stove inserts is considered to be a great one to choose. In some cases, this option remains to be a supplemental option although in some other cases it has been the primary heat source of the households. If you have no ideas at all regarding pellet burner stove, you may need to understand all things about it at first before really going to use it as your heat source right at your house.
The so called pellet stove inserts offer a day power of pellets to produce heat. Yet this one is actually pretty dependable on the size of the stove itself. It could start from 35 pounds up to 130 pounds of pellets that can be stored at once. If you choose the bigger bin to store the pellets, you will not need to refill the bin frequently which means that it could be more efficient in use. In deciding to use pellet stove heater in your house, you will have to choose one of the available types or variations.
There is the one called as top-fed type of the pellet stove inserts that you can choose. It is known to have less chance of the fire getting back into the bin or hopper where the pellets are stored. It is caused by the smart delivery system of the pellets from the bin into the combustion chamber. Yet, such disadvantage of this type is that there will be a lot of ash in the combustion chamber which reduce the efficiency of its use. Thus you have to consider using only high-grade pellets which produce less ash.
Another type is the so called bottom-fed type of the pellet stove inserts. It can be used along with normal-grade pellets since it has no such problem of ash getting all together in the combustion chamber. Yet, you still have to remove and clean the ash one in a week to keep its maximum function. You may need to use ash access drawer in it that will help you to clean out the ash easily.
There are motors in this type of stove which require electricity to work. There are also backup units in some of the available models. It should be positioned close to a 110-volt outlet if you want to ensure the best function of pellet stove inserts. Those are some things that can help you understand more about this stove insert.