Pellet stove was developed first in Scandinavia and North America in the 1980s. Nowadays, to meet the demand of consuming renewable energy such as wood or biomass pellets, various range of pellet stoves is selling in the market, mainly popular in the countries in Europe and North America, where people has a higher sense of environmental-friendly awareness and better living level. Compared with the traditional wood stoves, pellet stove both has its advantages and disadvantages.
Convenience and cleanliness is their main advantages over wood stoves. As we know that its fuel is pellet, which is clean, compressed and usually contained in 10-25kg plastic bags, making it easy to feed in the hopper of the stove, saving the trouble to deal with the mess like buckets of coal or arms full of log wood. In addition, most pellet wood has a stylish and smart looking that matches the modern decoration of house. Its high-technology features such as high efficiencies, thermostatic controls and electric ignition mechanisms are also quite attractive.
Higher cost and electricity consumption may be considered as their disadvantages. Pellet fuel may cost a little more than wood log for their are processed products. And pellet stove needs to consume electricity to ignition and circulate the hot air using a fan. So sometimes the stove will stop working in the event of power cuts.
Generally speaking, pellet stoves are mainly applied in single-room space heating. Combining the modern technique convenience and the heating efficiency, their popularity will somehow increase in the future.