ANNUAL CLEANING & INSPECTION
All pellet stoves, even the automatic type, require regular maintenance to operate correctly. Each manufacturer provides instructions in the manual for the proper daily, weekly, or monthly procedures required for proper operation. Dependent on your level of usage, we recommend having your system and stove inspected and cleaned by a CSIA Certified Professional at least once per year, especially if you are experiencing performance issues.
Common pERFORMANCE ISSUES:
- PELLETS NOT FEEDING PROPERLY
- PELLETS NOT BURNING PROPERLY
- REDUCED HEAT OUTPUT
- SMOKE LEAKING FROM THE APPLIANCE OR VENTING SYSTEM
- SOOT BUILDUP ON THE GLASS
- STOVE NOT STARTING OR FREQUENTLY SHUTTING DOWN
All of these conditions are indicators of larger, more serious issues with the appliance or venting system. If not corrected, these conditions may decrease the longevity of your appliance or cause a hazardous condition. Additionally, some appliances have components that require servicing which are very difficult to access and require the appliance to be partially disassembled. In this situation, or if you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, it is best to hire a CSIA Certified Professional to service your appliance.
ABOUT PELLET STOVES
Efficiency and EASE of use.
Freestanding pellet stoves and inserts that fit inside an existing fireplace are an increasingly popular solution to lowering heating costs. They look like traditional wood stoves but operate more like a modern furnace. You need only fill the stove's hopper with pellets made from compacted sawdust, set its thermostat, sit back, and get cozy. A mechanical auger deposits the pellets into a burn pot, where they are incinerated at such a high temperature that they create very little vent-clogging creosote and minimal ash or emissions when compared to other fuel-burning heating systems. Pellet stoves are about twice as efficient at warming your home as older wood stoves that have not been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and are vastly more efficient than fireplaces.