Wood Pellet Stoves - FAQs

Common Wood Pellet Stove FAQs

What is a pellet stove?

Pellet stoves burn compressed wood pellets to create a source of heat for residential spaces. 

What are wood pellets made of?

Wood pellets are a renewable fuel made from timber residues. To create wood pellets, pellet manufacturers will dry the wood residues to a 10 percent or less moisture level, compress them, and form them into small cylinder-shaped pieces of wood around 6mm diameter.

How should I clean my wood pellet stove?

Wood pellet stoves are well known for their cleanliness when in every-day use. And when used in combination with our wood pellet stoves all you need is the pull of a lever and ash is removed from the grate. It’s so simple!  For more information about weekly and quarterly cleans, click here.

How often should I refill my stove?

A 10 Kg bag of pellets will typically last between 1 and 3 days depending on whether your stove is running all day or just for few hours per evening.  Unlike log and coal burners, you certainly don’t have to get up and down during the course of an evening to refuel your stove.

Where do I place my wood pellet stove?

Our Lundy 5 and Lundy 8 stoves fit into a standard fireplace opening or can be free standing in any room.

What is the best way to store wood pellets?

To ensure that your wood pellets are in good burning condition, store them in a cool and dry place.  The pellets should be protected from weather and high humidity and typically be stored indoors rather than outside. You can store your pellets in our pellet scuttle, available here.

Are pellet stoves noisy?

Our Lundy 5 and Lundy 8 stoves have no convection fans and are designed for quiet operation.  You’ll hear pellets softly drop into the grate when your stove is automatically refueling, but other than that, operation is all but silent.

Do I need a balanced flue?

If your property doesn’t have a masonry chimney, a balanced flue will be necessary. Our stoves are fitted with a concentric flue that allows the stove to be fully sealed such that all air is drawn in from the top of the chimney. Our unique stove design allows lower flue termination heights or even horizontal wall exits. This means that you are no longer restricted to a chimney or outside wall. You can have your stove wherever you want it!  To find out more about our balanced flue option, click here.

If you have a question that is not listed above, please get in touch with Island Pellet Stoves today. We’d be happy to answer any queries you may have. Call us on 0330 111 4747 or email us at info@islandstoves.co.uk

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