With energy prices pushing higher, pellet stoves are surging in popularity.
From the outside, these stoves look like common woodstoves. But the similarity ends there. Inside, augers automatically feed pellets from a hopper into a firebox. On most stoves, a computerized thermostat controls the speed of the auger - and thus the stove's temperature. Most stoves also offer automatic ignition, too. And unlike woodstoves, pellet stoves burn hot and clean - producing little smoke or creosote.
Expect to pay $1,200 to $1,500 for a basic pellet stove - or $2,000 and up for a fancier model. Low-end stoves tend to be sturdy and highly automated, but basic in styling.
Pellet Stoves - 22 companies:
Hearthstone Stoves Profile
Manufacturer of wood, gas and pellet stoves for heat and cooking. Wood stoves are non-catalytic; pellet stoves feature soapstone panels.
317 Stafford Ave.
Morrisville, VT 05661
A brand of Home and Hearth Technologies, Quadra-Fire makes an extensive line of solid fuel, gas and electric stoves, inserts, fireplaces and heaters. Lines include pellet, corn, biomass and wood stoves.
1445 North Highway
Colville, WA 99114-2008
Thelin Co. Profile
Wood, pellet and gas stoves with a traditional "pot belly" style. Thelin's pellet heaters come with with battery back-up circuitry, so they keep running if the electricity fails.
12400 Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Manufacturer SBI produces heating appliances, including wood and pellet stoves, inserts and fireplaces under the Osburn name.
250 De Copenhague
Quebec, CN G3A 2H3
418- 878-3040 http://www.osburn-mfg.com
Canadian designer and manufacturer of wood and pellet stoves, wood furnaces and installation and maintenance products available in the US and Canada. Drolet stoves are a product of Stove Builders International, SBI.
250 De Copenhague
Quebec, Canada G3A 2H3
(418) 878-3040 http://www.drolet.ca
The American branch of Italian stove manufacturer Ravelli researches, designs, develops and manufactures high-end contemporary pellet stoves.
Annville Distribution LLC
2865 Horseshoe Pike
Annville, PA 17003
United States Stove Company Profile
This Tennessee company traces its roots to a stove foundry operating 140 years ago in New York. Product line now includes pellet and wood stoves, wood and coal furnaces and circulators.
United States Stove Company
227 Industrial Park Boulevard
South Pittsburg, TN 37380-1736
Danish imports Niels and Alyce Wittus settled in New York 30 plus years ago to pursue their dream of designing, importing and selling fine European heating stoves in America. The company's extensive line of solid fuel stoves includes wood and pellet burning stoves in traditional and contemporary styles.
40 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Regency Fireplace Products Profile
Headquartered in Vancouver Regency Fireplace Products distributes Regency, Hampton and Excalibur wood, pellet and gas stoves and fireplace inserts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe and Asia.
Regency Fireplace Products
6988 Venture St
Delta, BC, CN V4G 1H4
Lennox Hearth Products Profile
This company makes a full line of gas, wood and pellet stoves - plus built-in fireplaces, gas log sets, fireplace inserts and outdoor fireplaces. Based in California, the company is a subsidiary of well-known Lennox International. Website offers detailed info about each of the company's products.
Lennox Hearth Products
1508 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 108
Nashville, TN 37210
Harman Stove Co. Profile
A well-known maker of wood, pellet, coal, gas and corn stoves, plus fireplace inserts and hot-air furnaces. Website includes detailed specs and other info each product in the company's lineup.
Harman Stove Co.
352 Mountain House Road
Halifax, PA 17032
Hearth & Home Technologies Profile
Hearth & Home Technologies is the parent company of a variety of leading brands of hearth products including a full array of gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, grills, mantels and more. Brands include Heat & Glo, Heatilator, Quadra-Fire and Fireside. The site provides links to separate sites for each brand.
Hearth & Home Technologies
20802 Kensington Blvd.
Lakeville, MN, MN 55044
(800) 234-2508 http://www.hearthnhome.com
This Pennsylvania company makes a diverse line of coal, oil and wood stoves and furnaces. One of the company's more unusual offerings is a free-standing unit that looks like a wood or pellet stove ... but burns oil or kerosene, and needs no electricity to operate.
60 Keystoker Lane
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-3873 http://www.keystoker.com
England's Stove Works Profile
In an era when "affordable" products too often are merely cheap imports, the England family manufactures a complete line of solid, reliable and affordable wood, pellet and gas stoves from their factory in Virginia. The company's stoves tend to be simple in design - but they are functional and rugged. Brands include Englander, Summers Heat and TimberRidge. You'll find these products both at stove shops and also hardware store chains and even big-box retailers. Service (such as replacement parts) is prompt and professional.
England's Stove Works
P.O. Box 206
Monroe, VA 24574
(800) 516-3636 http://www.englanderstoves.com/
This manufacturer of wood, gas and pellet stoves and inserts sells through a dealer network. Its website offers many photos and extensive descriptions of its products, and has a dealer locator.
4800 Harbour Pointe Blvd. S. W.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Canadian company produces quality gas and propane fireplaces, gas grills, pellet and other solid-fuel stoves.
Barrie, ON http://www.napoleon.on.ca/
Dansons Group Inc. Profile
This Canadian company makes Glow Boy and Pelpro wood pellet stoves, plus shop heaters and backyard grills that use wood pellets for fuel. It's a full-line company ... also making and selling wood pellets themselves.
Dansons Group Inc.
26319 Twp 531
Acheson, AB T7X5A3
877 303 3134 http://www.dansons.com
Hart's Hearth - Chimney Supplies Profile
A leading online retailer of stainless steel chimney liners for wood, gas and pellet stoves. The company also sells prefabricated fireplaces, woodstoves, and hearth accessories.
Hart's Hearth - Chimney Supplies
2523 Middle Rd.
Trenton, NC 28585
Northline Express Profile
Online retailer of a large array wood stoves, fireplaces, fireplace inserts, stove pipe, pellet vent pipe, chimney liners, fireplace screens and doors, firewood racks, holders and carriers, hearth heaters, gas logs, chimney caps and chimney brushes, fire starters, ash holders, log splitters, fireplace grates, fireplace tools and more.
9229 Murphy Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653
Chimney Liner Depot Profile
This site caters to do-it-yourselfers in need of chimney lining supplies for wood, coal, pellet, kerosene and gas stoves. The company's most popular products are a series of one-piece flexible liners that are (relatively) easy to install.
Chimney Liner Depot
3171 Reservoir Rd
Moscow, PA 18444
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