For homes in a cold climate, heating bills can account for up to one-third of the annual utility expenses. As more and more people look for cheaper ways to keep warm, both freestanding and inserted pellet stoves are becoming more popular. Pellet stoves look like woodstoves but the way they operate is closer to a furnace. They have a hopper that can be filled with pellets of compacted sawdust, which are mechanically inserted into a burn spot in the stove which ignites them at such a high temperature that very few emissions are created. They are also twice as efficient at warming a home than a traditional woodstove and much more efficient than a fireplace.
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