tsb wrote:So ! Pellets are easy and save some money. Coal is an acquired art that saves a lot of money.
Lightning wrote:I have a pellet stove insert. I use it between September 15th - late Oct then again around May 1st - early June only as needed. Its easy to start a fire to run over night then shut it down thru the day. Somebody mentioned Pellets are pretty stable.. I think it was about 5 years ago there was a shortage and they ran up over $7.20 a bag and every store was rationing. You could only get 10 bags at a time, if they had any at all.. Pellets don't really compare price wise to anyone near coal country. Pellets have their place, for a few weeks before and after winter
Davian wrote: I didnt want to deal with splitting, stacking, carrying wood so that was out.
Also, the look of the coal stove is just so nice and I enjoy that it mostly takes care of itself once its going. I also like the super steady heat it provides compared to wood.
tsb wrote:Pellet stoves have a lot to offer. They are self starting and can be
regulated with a thermostat. Knock a 4 inch hole in the wall, plug it in,
chuck in some pellets and your ready to go. Your not ready to save much
money, but you got heat and the hardware store has pellets. It's all
about what your comfortable with. If you like pellets, good for you.
Like coal, there are good pellets and not so good pellets. .
So ! Pellets are easy and save some money. Coal is an acquired art that saves a lot of money.
joeq wrote:Don't think creosote is a concern with pellet people, cause the only chimney system is a 4" dryer duct.