Compressed sawdust and wood are efficient, renewable heat sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet owners know compressed paper pellets make good cat litter, and alfalfa pellets are good rabbit food. Either could also be considered biomass, and used for home heating.

Advantages

Pellet stoves burn small pellets of dry organic material, typically compressed sawdust or wood shavings. They are inspired by the old-fashioned wood stove, but improve on the idea in several ways.

•  Pellet stoves are more eco-conscious. Instead of using new wood, most pellets are made from leftover sawdust, wheat hulls, and other waste and industrial byproducts.

  • They are more efficient and clean, creating less pollution than traditional wood-burning stoves (though they are not quite as clean-burning as gas and electric heaters, so indoor air quality may be an issue for those with serious respiratory problems). They can be used on high-pollution advisory days, when wood burning is generally banned
  • Modern pellet stoves are easier to maintain than wood-burning stoves. They have storage cavities that slowly feed the pellets to the stoves, and hold up to two days of burning capacity.

Costs

Pellet stoves are becoming popular that demand for pellets outstripped supply in recent years. The pellet industry is quickly catching up to demand, particularly in the western United States, where beetles are destroying pine forests. Several companies are turning the dead trees into fuel pellets.

Basic standalone pellet stoves cost about $2000-$4000, plus installation by a qualified professional.

The stoves provide a range of heating options, from small single-room heaters to larger units that can heat up to 2,000 square feet of space that is fairly open and well designed for simple heat transfer.

Styles

  • Pellet stove fireplace inserts are designed to look like the original fireplace but they spread heat into the home instead of up the chimney. A traditional fireplace draws in more cold air through the open flue than it releases hot air from the burning wood. Pellet stove inserts are an attractive option that easily fits the current décor. Avalon sells an efficient wood pellet fireplace insert rated to produce 45,000 BTU per hour.
  • Some free-standing stoves are designed to look like old-fashioned wood-burning stoves, but may have electronic ignition and a wall-mounted thermostat.
  • Modern stoves with modern features and accessories also are available.

If natural gas or other heat sources are expensive in your area, pellet stoves may be an economical alternative. They also are an efficient way to use scrap waste for home heating, with minimal pollution and less hassle than a wood stove.

“TIPS” are just suggestions for your general information, WoodHeatStoves.com will not be held liable and use of this information is at your own risk.

New Interactive Enviro Wood, Gas & Pellet Stove Parts List

Do you have an Enviro Wood, Gas or Pellet Stove that needs a little TLC? We have a new Interactive Enviro Parts List on our website with hot links on every part number to take you right to the part you’re looking for.

Enviro Parts ListMake sure you’ve properly identified your stove model, then go to your model in the table of contents. Just click on the model and it will take you to a list of parts for just your model. In some cases you may see several choices including factory original and aftermarket alternatives. Make sure you read the full product page that may have additional information to help you choose the part you need.

We also have many Informational videos and Enviro stove manuals to help.

Spring is a great time to fix that Enviro wood, gas or pellet stove so it’s ready to go next Fall. Make stove maintenance part of your Spring cleaning routine!

 

 

Tips for Spring Cleaning your pellet stove

There are a few things you should think about doing prior to the next burn season.

Late spring is an ideal time to schedule your annual deep cleaning. The company that provides you with this service will most likely send you a reminder with some sort of “Spring Discount”. Try and set up your appointment so the work is performed when you are done using the stove for the season, that way the stove should be in perfect condition at the beginning of the next burn season. If you wait until August or September to call and schedule your cleaning you may have to wait 6 weeks to have the work actually done.

The typical deep cleaning takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours, includes cleaning the glass and disassembling the air-wash at the beginning and touching up the stove paint upon completion. All areas where fly-ash can accumulate must be accessed, visually inspected, and cleaned- from the burnpot to the venting terminus. The convection system likewise must be cleaned from the fan forward.

If this is the first time you are having your stove professionally cleaned you should do a bit of research. Don’t assume that the retail store that sold you the stove has a qualified and experienced employee to service your stove. Do you really want to have some employee making close to minimum wage with perhaps one or two seasons experience (if that) working on your stove? Also, don’t assume your local chimney sweep has the necessary experience either. If you have friends or family members who own pelletstoves ask them who they use and recommend. Make a few calls and ask what the company actually does to the stove, are they an owner operated business, how long have they worked on pelletstoves, and do they work exclusively on pelletstoves? Of course they should be licensed, bonded and insured. You should be able to also check them out online through their licensing board.

Other than the actual cleaning itself you want to make sure that if your service person forgets to unplug your stove after the annual cleaning you unplug it yourself.

Also, late spring and early summer is the best time to look for you next seasons fuel supply. You usually can save a few buck this time of year. Just remember to store you pellets in a dry covered location and keep them out of direct sunlight as the bags can “sweat”.

Here is a closer look at a pellet stove, notice the uneven coloration of the glass.

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With the door now open you can see how the glass is clean in specific areas- thats where the gasket has been allowing air to leak in. (gasket is to small for this stove, the owner installed it himself.)

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Here’s a look at the inside of the stove.

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On each side of this stove are access holes, the cover was loosened, rotated and tightened to get into this ash trap. The vacuum pressure switch and hose are visible and in front of the exhaust fan motor and housing.

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The decorative rear firewall plate has been removed for cleaning and paint. The stove door has also been removed for cleaning and gasket replacement.

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The left side wall has been removed in this picture. Both the left and right walls need to be removed to do the cleaning properly as ash collected in this area cannot be adequately removed through the access holes alone.

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Light now shines through the access holes.

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Exhaust fan removed from housing.

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Exhaust fan housing.

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That’s a lot of ash and creosote built up behind the exhaust fan blades that were removed from the fan for cleaning.

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The exhaust fan is ready to be put together.

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OK lets fast forward a bit. The convection fan was blown out along with the convection tubes. The motor was oiled. The pellet vent was swept out and inspected. The back firewall was painted charcoal and the decorative firewall plate was painted brown. The cleaned burn pot was also painted charcoal. the stove body was touched-up, and here’s what the stove looked like when it was done.

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WHS Introduction Newsletter

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Keeping you warm since 1981!
If you have purchased a pellet, gas or wood stove replacement part, manual, chimney pipe or
entire stove from WoodHeatStoves.com
we will be sending occasional newsletters that
may contain: promotions, coupons, new product announcements, and helpful information from time to time, and subsequent newsletters from our other website Lasersandlights.com.

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It is never TOO early to be prepared for fall and winter!
Don’t get caught in the “Polar Vortex” this year!
Be prepared, service your stove or have it serviced by a local technician
in mid to late summer.  Annual maintenance per the owner’s
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Sweeping your chimney will help wood burning stoves be more efficient.
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Do you have a stove that was
built or purchased before the year 1990? 
If you have a stove that is pre EPA “Environmental Protection Agency”
or older than 1990, that is twenty four PLUS years old, than you should
really consider upgrading.  A new or used
EPA rated gas, wood or pellet stove is more efficient home heating and
less polluting to our atmosphere.  BURN half as much fuel and
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Whitfield Advantage II-T Classic Freestanding & Insert interactive pellet stove parts list

Click here to find parts for your Whitfield Advantage II-T Classic Freestanding & Insert pellet stove interactive parts list. Find whatever part you are looking for and click on the part number to be guided to that part, if available. In many cases we have after market alternatives that are higher quality and lower cost and all will come up as you click that part number. This parts list is more accurate than the lists in manuals since the company has changed hands many times since the stove was built.

You can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Advantage II interactive pellet stove parts list with clickable links to all parts

Click here to find parts for your Whitfield Advantage II pellet stove on this new interactive parts list.

This model is also called the WP2 series and you can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Advantage II-T & III interactive pellet stove parts list with clickable links to all parts

Use this new Interactive Whitfield Pellet stove parts list to find all of the parts for your Advantage II-T or III freestanding or insert pellet stoves.
Find our master parts list for all Whitfield, Earth Stove, Traditions and Brass Flame models by clicking here.

Click here to find your Advantage II-T & III parts list

Earth Stove HP40 Pellet Stove Parts – WoodHeatStoves.com

Easily find pellet stove parts for your Earth Stove HP40 pellet stove! Have you confirmed the identity of your stove by a label under the lid of the hopper? If so, download the HP40 interactive parts list HERE.You can positively identify your stove by looking at the stove manuals available on our web site.

Earth Stove HP40 Pellet Parts

Click any link to parts within the pellet stove parts list to visit the product page at www.WoodHeatStoves.com for price and ordering options.

HP40 stove parts

HP40 stove parts

Looking for technical help? Try the Owner’s and or Technical Manual, both available for download or hard copy. Have questions? Send them with your stove MAKE, MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER to info@woodheatstoves.com, we are happy to help!

Pellet Stove Parts for Whitfield Advantage models

Looking for parts to get your Whitfield pellet stove in tip top shape for the season? We have made it easier. There are many different stove models is the Advantage series so look under the lid of the hopper for your label. Check to confirm MAKE, MODEL and SERIAL NUMBER, the serial number typically follows the letters WH-.
Once you have identified your stove, download a parts list for all Whitfield pellet stove parts and go to the page that matches your stove.

We have tried to make it as easy as possible! You’ll find all the part numbers listed as live links, simply click your part number and you will go right to the product page on our site for pricing and ordering options.
Avoid ordering incorrectly by following this process each time you need pellet stove parts. If you can’t identify your stove, send us a picture of the LABEL and the stove itself to info@woodheatstoves.com, we’re happy to help.

Preparing your Pellet, Gas or Wood Stove for Fall | WoodHeatStoves.com

Are you prepared to heat your home? August is a popular month to ready your stove for the season and is just around the corner! If you have a pellet stove, auger motors, igniters or snap switches may need replacing. Aside from a chimney sweep, your wood stove may need new firebricks or gaskets. Annually, it is a good idea to have your gas stove serviced. Check for blackening glass, delayed ignition or dust near the valve-these are signs you should have a certified technician come out to service the gas appliance. Wood Heat Stoves and Solar makes part replacement easy. Simply download a free parts list in PDF format that matches your stove. Type any part number from your parts list into the search box at www.woodheatstoves.com for pricing and ordering options. To avoid ordering incorrectly, make SURE you have watched the How To Identify My Stove Video and confirmed by a label on the stove itself, the MAKE, MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER of the unit. For more information or help finding parts, send your request to info@woodheatstoves.com. With over 30 years of experience servicing, installing and supplying parts for gas, pellet and wood stoves, Wood Heat Stoves & Solar will do their best to get you what you need. Don’t wait until November to take these steps or you may find yourself waiting on parts due to back orders as peak season for stove parts and service is from about October to January.