Re: wood vs pellet stove
Both have their pro's and con's. Wood generally will produce heat, with or without electricity - something that pellets cannot. Wood is cheaper than pellets and doesn't get ruined with a little moisture.
Pellets are more efficient, but requires electricity to turn the auto feed auger and circulator fan. Without electricity, you have no heat. On a positive note, it's only 110, so it could be powered from any small generator if need be.
Because of emissions, municipalities are cracking down on the use of raw wood heat sources, making electric, gas, and pellet alternatives more attractive. Check your local codes and restrictions before choosing any type of alternative heat source.
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