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    Ensure that your pellet stove is the right size not only to fit into your home but that it will heat the space properly

    When you are looking for the best pellet stove for your home, you should ensure that it is the right size not only to fit into your home but that it will heat the space properly.

    A pellet stove will normally give you a rating based on the stove’s ability to heat your home. This heat output value will let you know how well the stove can heat your room or home. You should expect a pellet stove to have a BTU output rating of around 40,000 to 50,000 BTU but this may vary slightly. Most pellet stoves are also around 75% to 90% efficient.

    You should remember however that the figures that are given by the manufacturer for these values do not necessarily mean that the stove will live up to these expectations exactly. The manufacturer ratings are given based on ideal conditions so you can’t go on simply the BTU and efficiency figures alone.

    You should remember to choose your pellet stove based on:

    • The purpose of the stove – Do you want to heat a room or do you want the stove to be capable of generating enough heat for a small home?
    • The position of the stove – If you want to get the best possible results from the stove, you should ensure that it is positioned in a good location in your room. If it is in a corner that is obstructed by an unusual room layout, for example, the heat is unlikely to circulate very well around the rest of the room and your home.
    • Your preferences – Your idea of a comfortable amount of warmth may be very different to someone else’s. If you like to be very warm when you are relaxing at home, then you probably won’t mind a pellet stove that warms the room quickly, but if you don’t like too much heat, then you should choose one that has a variable temperature control.
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