When you want to buy one pellet stovethere are various parameters to check before proceeding with the purchase. It starts with the heating capacity of thestoveto then check the yield ofpellets, the noise of the device, the duct that discharges the smoke and the rated power with attached electrical absorption. All these parameters are closely related to theenvironmental sustainabilityof the appliance in question.
Parameters to check before buying one pellet stove
- Heating capacity
How much space can thepellet stovewhat are you going to buy?
The most efficient, with a minimum consumption ofpelletsthey can heat up to 300 m3. In buying onepellet stove,consider the size of the rooms to be heated but remember that theheating capacitymarked on the label is usually calculated on the basis of a well-insulated house, with a height not exceeding 270 cm. If your house, in terms of energy efficiency, is classified in E, the stove will certainly have a lower heating capacity.
- The surrender of the pellets
How much pellets does the stove you intend to buy burn?
After the initial purchase, you will need to periodically purchase some pellets, the fuel with which the stove it will produce heat. Thepellet stovescheaper they can consume several kg ofpelletsthen. The most efficient ones consume just 800 grams to heat 300 m3! In checking the yield of the pellets, always keep in mind the heating capacity of the stove. The surrender of the pellets of somestovespredicts a consumption of 500 grams per hour, the data at first sight seems interesting but reading further it turns out that the stove is so inefficient that with half a kg ofpelletsheats only 35 m3.
As for the noise, fortunately, the most modern devices do not have this problem as they are quiet. There are two different models ofpellet stove, on the one hand we have thepellet stoveswith air and on the other with water.
Thepellet stoveswith air are suitable for heating medium-small rooms, the power varies between 6 and 15 kW and the heat is spread by radiation. More expensive are thepellet stovesto water but their price is justified both by efficiency and by their capacity: they not only heat medium-large spaces but can be integrated with pre-existing domestic heating or constitute the only source of domestic heating by connecting to the boiler for the production of water hot.
All the pellet stoves on the market, they have different characteristics not only in terms of performance and power but also for other elements such as tank capacity, autonomy, electrical absorption, coating, dimensions of the air intake and smoke outlet.
Money and Environment
In economic terms onepellet stoveconvenient? And when it comes toenvironmental sustainability? First of all we can say that onepellet stovepollutes much less than onestovewood burning and it is also cheaper.
Therepellet stovecomes out winning even if the comparison is made with a traditional natural gas boiler: a lot ofpelletsfrom 15 kg costs around 5 euros and buying onepellet stoveefficient enough you can get big savings.
To heat a room of about 90 square meters with onepellet stove, at the end of winter, we can save 150 euros compared to a natural gas boiler, the savings are expected around 600 euros if we compare thepellet stovewith a diesel or LPG system.
The environmental sustainability of apellet stoveit is rewarded with specific incentives paid in the form of tax relief and IRPEF deductions at 50%. To access theEcobonusjust report to the expense at the time of the tax return as we explained in our article: "Personal income tax deductions to be presented with 730“.
Which pellet to choose?
Thepellet stovesthey are more environmentally friendly than other types of heating but a lot depends on the fuel used: better to choosepelletswith international certification EN plus which, in addition to taking into account the quality of the product, certifies its origin and traces its origins.
The European EN Plus certification sees the products divided into three categories, ipelletsmore valuable - with a better yield - are those of the categoryA1, A2 for medium quality and B not recommended for domestic use and products exclusively for the industrial sector.
Unfortunately, 80% of thepelletsavailable on the market is not certified therefore, no one can give guarantees on the yield or composition of the material; together withpellets, in fact, there is the risk of burning pesticides or other chemical compounds.
If you really want to save on the purchase ofpelletsand renounce the environmental certification, check that the name of the manufacturer is indicated on the package and carry out a search on the net to verify his credentials. At this point you can also buy the pellet stove you have chosen online, obtaining a considerable saving.