Softwood pellets tend to burn the best, thanks to their high heat output and lower ash residue. Hardwood pellets, on the other hand, burn at a lower temperature and create more ash in the process, making them less popula... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Most pellet stoves are incapable of burning ordinary wood for fuel. They are only able to burn pellets designed and approved for their use. Generally, pellets are 3/8 inch to 1 inch in size and made of compacted bark, wo... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

The best wood pellet stoves are the Harman P68, the Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon AE and the Napoleon NPS45, according to Consumer Search. As of 2015, these stoves range in price from $3,100 to $4,100. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling
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