Wood Pellet Stoves and Boilers

wood pelletsHello everyone and welcome to the fourth article in our series of home energy savings tips! This week we will be looking at the wood pellet stoves and boilers:

Wood pellet stoves and boilers are devices that burn wood pellets to produce heat in the home. They are an advancement to open fires and stoves. They can be free standing or placed into an existing chimney insert. Wood pellets are a clean and dry fuel made from a mixture of sawdust and wood shavings. Unlike other fuels pellets are a high energy smoke free fuel that creates little amounts of ash.

Amazingly there are even fully automated pellet boilers with thermostats that read the room temperature and feed in the wood pellets when necessary and then cut off the feed when it’s not needed so the person only has to refill the wood pellet chamber when it runs out! Now there is even an attachment that can be added where a person can regulate the heat in their wood pellet boiler by their mobile phone!

Wood pellet stoves and boilers are also clean for the environment; other fuels such as gas and oil produce heavy amounts of carbon emissions which is responsible for climate change. Wood pellets are a renewable source of energy and are cleaner as they are a form of carbon neutral fuel. In Ireland grants are available for wood pellet stoves and boiler retrofits from the Sustainable Authority of Ireland.

For advice or to install any of these recommendations please log onto www.tradesmen.ie and we can source the right tradesman for you,

About Oliver Dempsey

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  • catherine hayes

    Do you know can u convert a room heater pellet stove to oil? We were told a no of years ago that it was possible

  • tradesmen1

    Hi Catherine,
    thanks for your comment. My guess is that it would be nearly as expensive as buying a new oil fired room heater but the best way to find out is to go to http://www.trades men.ie and click the link that says, ‘Get Quotes for your Job’ and post the job under the trade, ‘Heating Contractor’. Hopefully a number of heating contractors will be able to get back to you with some advice and recommendations on it that will help you decide.

    By the way why do you want to convert the wood pellet stove to oil, are you not happy with the wood pellet stove?

    Oliver Dempsey

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  • catherine hayes

    Ya we have taken out two already in other rooms. But this one is beautiful and id like to do something with it.

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  • tradesmen1

    Hi Catherine,
    ok that’s definitely a good reason to keep it alright, hopefully if you post the job you will get some advice and quotes on it if it’s possible to do. Let me know if you need anything else


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