Some of the best affordable pellet stoves are the Summers Heat 55-SHP10L, the US Stove 5500 pellet stove, the Earthquake Serenity Wood Pellet Stove and the Englander by England Stove Works. As of 2015, these stoves are priced at or below $2,000, which is lower than the average price of $2,500. They have received high ratings from reviewers. Pellet stoves can help homeowners save money in the long run because they are cheaper than oil, propane or electric heat.
The EPA-certified Summers Heat pellet stove is designed to heat 1,500 square feet and can maintain heat at outdoor temperatures of around 0 degrees. This stove requires regular cleaning and maintenance, such as vacuuming out the ash. Like many pellet burning stoves, the Summers Heat heats by convection and uses a fan to circulate heat throughout a home.
The US Stove model is about the same price as the Summers Heat and has a larger pellet hopper. This stove can heat 1,200 square feet and has thermostat compatibility. Because of its size, the US Stove pellet stove requires more space than other models. However, the larger hopper is more convenient because it does not have to be filled as frequently as smaller ones.
The Earthquake Serenity pellet stove is a low-cost option that can be controlled with smart technology. Homeowners can program this EPA-certified stove to heat their homes on schedule. It offers more than 78 percent heating efficiency and can heat up to 1,500 square feet. The Englander pellet stove also heats up to 1,500 square feet and is EPA-certified. Its hopper holds 40 lbs of pellets, and the homeowner can program the feed to enable the stove to run as efficiently as possible. Additionally, each basic Englander unit is sold with a free outside air kit.