Pellet Stoves

We do not recommend pellet stoves or pellet fireplace inserts at this time, here's some of the reasons why:

  • In our area, pellet stoves are generally more expensive to heat with compared to natural gas, propane or wood stoves.

  • Pellet stoves are usually less reliable than gas or wood stoves, and they often require expensive replacement parts during the life of the stove.

  • Pellet stoves require very frequent cleaning to operate properly.

  • Pellet stoves require electricity to operate, gas and wood stoves do not require electricity. So, gas or wood stoves are a great source of backup heat if your power goes out. If the power goes out and you have a pellet stove, you don't have any heat.

  • Pellet stoves are more difficult to use than a gas stove. With a gas stove you can instantly turn it on and off as needed. A pellet stove takes longer to startup and shutdown and you lose efficiency if you start it up and shut it down frequently.

  • Pellet stove fires don't look that good compared to the fire you get from a gas stove or wood stove.

So, at this time we have decided to stop selling pellet stoves and pellet fireplace inserts. We recommend anyone interested in a pellet stove to consider a gas, wood or even a coal stove. If fuel prices suddenly go up, then pellet stoves may again make financial sense, and we may decide to sell them again. But, at this time we can't recommend a pellet stove.