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Things to Consider Environmentally friendly – both in fuel type and clean burning Economical to operate Easy to use – start with the push of a button and many can be used with a remote Safe – only the front gets hot, reducing the risk to children and allowing stoves to be placed close to walls Clean – bags of pellets will not create a mess as you carry them through your house and even the ash is minimal and easy to clean.  Allergens are also minimal. Most can be run by a thermostat and often the thermostat is run by a remote control. Minimal attention is required – add pellets or check levels daily.  Units will turn off if they run out of pellets;  there is no need to check them in the middle of the night. Minimal electricity is required to run a pellet stove or fireplace insert, so they are not optimal as a heat source if the power goes out.  However, inverters can be used, so the unit will run off a car battery if the power is out and when the power is on, the battery is being charged. There are many moving parts meaning some amount of maintenance is needed to prevent breakdown of parts. Parts such as the igniter will need to be replaced from time to time. Options Steel or cast iron Cast iron in matte black or enamel coating Trim colors Log sets Remote control Thermostat   Maintenance Empty ash tray and vacuum ashes from burn pot and viewing area approximately once a week (depending on use of unit).  Do this when unit is cool. Clean glass as needed while unit is cool. Every 3-6 months brush out venting to release ash.  This is a simple process and we would be happy to explain the cleanest way to do it. Yearly full maintenance – open the side and/or back of the unit and clean all parts and blowers.  We offer this service at a reduced price during the summer months. Recommended Venting We reccomend using a 4” pellet vent system due to our higher altitude and lower amount of oxygen.  The larger diameter helps pellet stoves operate properly at out altitude and in our climate. Simpson Duravent offers the best in class for installation, longevity, and overall performance. Tips Choose a high grade of pellets for cleaner, warmer, longer lasting burn and less ash and “clinkers”. Corn burns hotter than wood, but does produce more residue and is harder to light. Consider burning a mix of wood and corn if you have a unit which will accept a mix. Remember to clean and maintain your unit regularly. Clean more often if you burn corn. Running your unit at a consistent level and turning it off and on no more than necessary will prevent parts such as the igniter from wearing out as quickly. Accessories    Hearth Pad   Scented Oils and     Battery Backup    Surge Protector         Scent Stones Cleaning Brushes Ash Vacuum and       and Tools     Attachments
Pellet Stoves & Inserts
Quick Definitions Fireplace a "box" which will safely contain fire. Fireplaces are usually associated with new construction and/or remodeling. Fireplaces were traditionally masonry or brick, but are now commonly steel. Fireplace insert a unit which fits into a pre-existing "box" which will safely contain fire. Inserts are used when a fireplace is already present and a conversion to a different fuel type is desired – i.e. converting a wood- burning fireplace to gas. Inserts are also much more efficient than traditional fireplaces.
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