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Pellet stoves ..... technology and comfort

The pellet stoves are a revolutionary invention of the past decade in the field of alternative heating systems to petroleum products. Choosing a pellet stove today means practicality and comfort. The best companies, with decades of experience in the production of fireplaces and wood stoves, have sensed the potential of this new way of exploiting wood and have invested important economic resources to start this adventure. Today the pellet has become a real asset since it can be recycled and exploited, and is, therefore, one of the cheaper fuels and saves significantly on heating costs compared to those who use, for example, fossil fuels. New frontiers have synergized design, technology, design, style, ecology and respect for the environment together.

The pellet stove guarantees hot air to heat the room in which it was installed, but also in the rooms nearby and to the upper floors. This has been possible thanks to the development of new ducted pellet stoves,  which, through special ducting kits, allow the heat to spread throughout the house even if placed on several floors, integrating with the existing heating system or perfectly replacing it. 

The technology in this sector has made giant steps and today a stove can heat your home by spreading hot air and at the same time power your domestic hot water system. thanks to innovative hydro pellet stoves you can replace traditional diesel or methane boilers, saving on consumption and on costs, paying particular attention to the environment. 

The brands that you will find on our site are the most prestigious on the market and offer a wide range of models with innovative and different features to meet the needs of all customers: countless solutions regarding power, size, and aesthetics for easy insertion into environments, both traditional and modern. In addition, you will find a great choice of ash vacuum cleaners for the daily cleaning of the stoves, to maintain the maximum functionality and performance. 

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  1. Qlima Fiorina 74 S-LINE Red Slim Pellet stove 8.24 kW

    power 8.24 kW - 200 cubic meters heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Min power: 2.65 kW
    • Rated power: 7.45 kW
    • Maximum heat output of 92.70%
    • Max heatable volume: 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • Color: Red
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    £607.50 Incl. Tax

  2. Qlima Fiorina 74 S-LINE 8.24 kW Pellet stove Red Slim

    power 8.24 kW - 200 cubic meters heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Min power: 2.65 kW
    • Rated power: 7.45 kW
    • Max heat output: 92.70%
    • Max heatable volume: 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • Color: Red
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    £616.50 Incl. Tax

  3. Qlima Fiorina 78 S-Line White pellet stove 7.9 kW white

    power 7.9 kW - 225 mc heated - 19.5 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Min power: 3.52 kW
    • Rated power: 7.92 kW
    • Max heat output: 94%
    • Max heatable volume: 225 mc
    • Max heatable area 83 m2
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    Regular Price: £620.10

    Special Price £593.10

  4. Qlima Fiorina 90 S-LINE Red Pellet stove 10.1 kW

    power 10.1 kW - 240 m³ heated - 22 h max autonomy -

    • Rated power 9.0 kW
    • Nominal thermal efficiency 92.70%
    • 230V power supply
    • Power min. 2.65 kW
    • Heatable volume max 240 mc
    • Max heatable area: 90 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £882.00

    Special Price £764.10

  5. Qlima Fiorina 90 S-LINE Gray Pellet stove 10kW

    power 10.1 kW - 240 mc heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Min power: 2.65 kW
    • Rated power: 9.0 kW
    • Effective power: 10.1 kW
    • Max thermal output: 92.70%
    • Max heatable volume: 240 mc
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    • Has gifts
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    Regular Price: £882.00

    Special Price £764.10

  6. 11 kW Punto Punto Alessio Pellet fireplace insert - silicon gray

    burned power 11 kW - 60/190 mc heated - removable pellet tank - 4 Stars –

    • 230 V power supply
    • Burned power 2.90 kW - max 11 kW
    • Heating power min 2.7 kW - max 9.5 kW
    • Maximum heat output 85%
    • Assessment. Environmental 4 Stars
    • Heatable volume max 190 mc
    • Max heatable area: 70 m2
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    Regular Price: £1,071.00

    Special Price £989.10

  7. Qlima Diandra 50 S-Line White Pellet stove 5.5 kW

    power 5.5 kW - rooms up to 150 mc - 18 h max autonomy -

    • 230V power supply
    • Maximum power 5.0 kW
    • Effective power 5.5 kW
    • Thermal yield up to 95.93%
    • Heated volume max 150 mc
    • Max heatable area: 56 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    £809.91 Incl. Tax

  8. Punto Fuoco Lory Ivory Pellet Stove - Refurbished Product 1

    power 8 kW - 200 mc heated - max thermal yield 85.5%

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Minimum power: 2,80 kW
    • Maximum power: 8 kW
    • Maximum Heat output: 85,5%
    • Maximum heatable volume: 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £639.00

    Special Price £554.40

  9. Eva Calor Camilla-Ivory Pellet stoves - Reconditionel product 1

    power 4,5 kW - 100 mc heatable - heat output max 86% -

    • Power supply: 230V 
    • Minimum power: 2,00 kW
    • Maximum power: 4,5 kW
    • Maximum heat output: 86%
    • Maximum heatable volume: 100 mc
    • Max heatable area: 38 m2
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    Regular Price: £508.50

    Special Price £418.50

  10. Pellet stove Punto Fuoco Lory - Red - Refurbished 1

    power 8 kW - 200 cubic meters heated - maximum heat output 85.5%

    • Power supply 230V
    • Power min 2.80 kW
    • Max power 8 kW
    • Thermal efficiency max 85.5%
    • Heatable volume max 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
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    Regular Price: £639.00

    Special Price £558.90

  11. Eva Calor Alina 9,5 kW Pellet Stove - Red - Refurbished Product 1

    heated surface 140/200 mc - Energy Class A + - ceramic coating

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Min / max burned power 2.8 / 9.5 kW
    • Power output min / max 2,5 / 8 kW
    • Thermal output Pmax / Pmin 88% / 90%
    • Weight: 105.00 kg
    • Heatable volume 140-200 mc
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    Regular Price: £1,155.60

    Special Price £1,093.50

  12. Pellet stove Punto Fuoco Sole ducted - Red - Refurbished Product 1

    power 11 kW - 200 cubic meters heated - thermal efficiency 87% -

    • Power supply: 230 V 
    • Minimum power 3.20 kW - maximum 9 kW
    • Minimum burned power 3.5 kW - maximum 10.40 kW
    • Maximum heat output: 87%
    • Maximum heated volume: 200 cubic meters
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    Regular Price: £1,079.10

    Special Price £924.30

  13. Hydro pellet stove 17,5 kw Ilaria Punto Fuoco - Black - Refurbished Product 2

    power 10.1 kW - 240 mc heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Minimum power: 4,5 kW
    • Maximum power: 17,5 kW
    • Thermal output Pmax / Pmin: 91,5% / 95,5%
    • VHeatable volume max: 250/350 mc
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    Regular Price: £1,619.10

    Special Price £1,529.10

  14. Punto Fuoco Lory Ivory Pellet Stove - Refurbished Product 1

    power 8 kW - 200 mc heated - max thermal yield 85.5%

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Minimum power: 2,80 kW
    • Maximum power: 8 kW
    • Maximum Heat output: 85,5%
    • Maximum heatable volume: 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £639.00

    Special Price £548.10

  15. Hydro pellet stove 17,5 kw Ilaria Punto Fuoco - Black - Refurbished Product 1

    power 10.1 kW - 240 mc heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Minimum power: 4,5 kW
    • Maximum power: 17,5 kW
    • Thermal output Pmax / Pmin: 91,5% / 95,5%
    • Heatable volume max: 250/350 mc
    • Max heatable area: 130 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £1,619.10

    Special Price £1,502.10

  16. Eva Calòr Rita 9 kW Pellet Stove-Beige - Reconditioned 1

    5 power levels - heat up to 200 mc - 85% heat output - 3 Stars -

    • 3-star environmental classification
    • Burned power min / max 2.8 / 8.8 kW
    • Output power 7.5 / 2.5 kW
    • Maximum heat output 85.5%
    • Heatable volume up to 200 cubic meters
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £747.00

    Special Price £657.90

    • Power supply: 230V
    • Minimum power: 4.5 kW
    • Maximum power: 17.5 kW
    • Thermal output Pmax / Pmin 91.5% / 95.5%
    • Heatable volume max: 250/350 mc
    • Max heatable area: 130 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £1,619.10

    Special Price £1,529.10

  17. Pellet stove Punto Fuoco Lory - Red - Refurbished 1

    power 8 kW - 200 cubic meters heated - maximum heat output 85.5%

    • Power supply 230V
    • Power min 2.80 kW
    • Max power 8 kW
    • Thermal efficiency max 85.5%
    • Heatable volume max 200 mc
    • Max heatable area: 75 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £639.00

    Special Price £539.91

  18. Qlima Fiorina 90 S-LINE Red Pellet stove 10.1 kW - Refurbished Product 1

    power 10.1 kW - 240 mc heated - 22 h max autonomy - 4 stars

    • Rated power 9.0 kW
    • Nominal thermal efficiency 92.70%
    • 230V power supply
    • Power min. 2.65 kW
    • Heatable volume max 240 mc
    • Max heatable area: 90 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
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    Regular Price: £882.00

    Special Price £737.10

  19. Qlima Fiorina 74 S-LINE Red Slim Pellet stove 8.24 kW - Reconditionel product 2

    power 10.1 kW - 240 m³ heated - 22 h max autonomy -

    • Rated power 9.0 kW
    • Nominal thermal efficiency 92.70%
    • 230V power supply
    • Power min. 2.65 kW
    • Heatable volume max 240 mc
    • Max heatable area: 90 m2
    • In stock - Ready to ship
    • Order now to receive it Thursday, 9 April 2020
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    Regular Price: £882.00

    Special Price £737.10

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 PELLET STOVE PURCHASE

Written by Lara L. updated on 10/3/2018


 Index:

1. Heating: why choose a PELLET STOVE

2. Components

3 . Consumption

4 . Ignition

5 . Cleaning and maintenance

6 . Choose the best pellet stove that best suits your needs

7 . Pellet stoves available in the catalog

  • Advantages and disadvantages

8. Types of pellet stoves


1. Why choose a pellet stove? 

In terms of domestic heating many Italian families still choose the classic open fireplace, but in recent years more and more people are shifting their attention and interest towards the practical pellet stove . It uses an ecological fuel , which is obtained from the assembly of chips and sawdust, obtained without additives, dyes and foreign materials.

 It is a heating system with numerous and tangible qualities. Not only does it save on your home bill compared to traditional systems, it is also a great friend of the environment both thanks to its high energy efficiency and its ability to reduce CO2 emissions. Buying pellet stove has the advantage of not dirtying much, this is because of the pellets measures to few centimeters, it does not produce a lot of ash, is easy to use and is easily stackable. Pellets stoves could be the best solution to face the winter, even the coldest and most rigid

 2. Pellet stove components:  

Pellets stoves

  • Door : in steel or cast iron with ceramic glass.
  • External covering : in steel or majolica, in different colors and finishes.
  • Grille : hot air outlet for convection or ventilation.
  • Pellet tank : pellet container and loading system
  • Brazier : cavity where combustion takes place.
  • Ashes drawer
  • Combustion air : tube for air intake. It conveys the air in the burner.
  • Ducting fan
  • Fume exhaust fan
  • Fume outlet pipe : for the expulsion of combustion fumes.

3. Operation of the pellet stove

The structure of a pellet boiler resembles that of a traditional stove: the tank is usually loaded from the top and can contain from 10 to 60 kilos of biofuel; the auger, a screw that is inside, has the task of transporting the pellet to the combustion chamber. The flame is ignited by an electric heater, while a fan removes the fumes through the flue. Today, however, we hear more and more often about pellet stoves without a chimney, but what does this mean?

 4. How much do you use?

 The stove consumption depends on the volume you want to heat up. This figure is one of the most important factors for the purchase of a pellet burner. Usually the stoves designed for domestic environments have a heating capacity between 6 and 11 Kw. If you want to warm up your home, your bedroom will be warmer and more comfortable.

 In terms of consumption, another variable aspect is autonomy , this variable from 15 to 45 hours depending on the size of the tank.

 One of the merits of a pellet fireplace is to be able to fill the tank in the morning and then forget it for the rest of the day. The stove should be with 12-13 hours, which increases with increasing power.

The pellet stove is unusable.

- Recommended power and square footage

Kwh

Square meters

5 Kwh

35 sqm

6 Kwh

40 square meters

7 Kwh

50 square meters

8 Kwh

60 sqm

10 Kwh

85 square meters

12 Kwh

105 square meters

5. Ignition

 The ignition mechanism can be manual , semi-automatic or automatic . In the first case, it is necessary to use the pellet boiler; in the second case there is a button on the stove or a remote control, while the third is on a thermostat.

6. Cleaning and maintenance

The pellet stove requires periodic maintenance . In general, cleaning times are as follows:

- The ash pan should be cleaned if necessary (when filling).

The conduit every year at the end of the season.

- Cleaning the brazier daily.

The door and ash drawer gaskets must be checked constantly.

The gas exhaust ducts and the flue must be cleaned annually.

7. How to choose the best pellet stove suitable for your needs

Beyond the aesthetic factor, you must take into account the various parameters for choosing your pellet stove. The first element is to be heated. The most important thing to consider is the cubic meters that you will need to heat up. In the technical data of the model, the power is always highlighted, with the recommended heated cubic meters. For example, with a 12 kW stove, you can heat up to about 300 cubic meters. 

Pellets stoves

If you want to heat the stove, you will have to opt for a thermo-stove pellet. It is a pellet stove for radiators that can work together with other heating systems such as solar thermal panels or boilers.

Pellets stoves

For convenience, we always recommend the best thermostat for the winter period you are facing.

Pros and Cons of the stoves and pellets:

ADVANTAGES

Disadvantages

Does not dirty

Slightly noisy

light

Connected to electricity

Scheduled ignition

Cost of pellets

Great autonomy

Easy maintenance

Ecological

practical

 

8. Pellets stoves available in the catalog:

Hydro pellet stove

In recent years, the hydro pellet stove has been increasingly successful because it can solve the various needs of domestic energy. It succeeds in producing heat, without dispersing it in the environment, and hot water in an economical way precisely because it is fed with pellets. They are incredibly flexible and adaptable to pre-existing domestic systems, such as radiators. They are stoves in which air and water circulate, and once the water is heated, it is introduced into the radiator circuit.

The operating principle of the hydro pellet stove is not of heat dispersion. It is designed to transfer most of its heat to water (over 80% of the available thermal energy). In hydro stoves, unlike ventilated stoves, water and air circulate inside the heat exchanger. This water heated by the combustion fumes of the pellet is introduced, for example, into the circuit of radiators. The hydro stove can work in synergy with a gas boiler or with solar panels that produce domestic hot water when the stove is off or when it has not yet reached a sufficient operating temperature. These "ancillary" systems are turned off once the hydro stove has been turned on or has reached its efficiency. If there is no radiator system, a duct can be created allowing, through forced ventilation, the spread of heat to the various rooms of the house.

Slim Pellet Stove 

The slim pellet stoves are ideal for small rooms or to be installed in narrow spaces, ensuring maximum efficiency and comfort without neglecting style. Whether dictated by necessity, practicality, comfort, or personal inclination, the tendency is to choose small dwellings. Consequently, more and more people are inclined to purchase slim pellet stoves to be able to take advantage of the confined spaces such as corridors or rooms of small sizes. Does the efficiency of a slim pellet stove change compared to that of a standard pellet stove? No, the yield is the same since it depends purely on the choice of fuel and pellet used.

Pellet stove for radiators

Surely at least once someone has told you that you can stop paying very high bills due to frequent hot baths during the winter. But how is it possible to avoid this situation when it's freezing outside, and you want to relax pampered by the welcome of a steaming tub? Simple ... Choose the pellet heating stove! Its operation is very similar to that of the boiler: connect the stove and the radiators through a series of instruments called "collectors" that connect the heating stove to the water system, and here is that the hot water will reach the radiators of the house. This type of stove draws water from the domestic water supply, heats it thanks to the combustion of pellets, and circulates it in the radiator circuit. There are some who choose to be even more environmentally conscious by combining this system with solar panels... Is there a better choice than this?

The Ducted Pellet Stove

The ducted pellet stove is used to heat several rooms in the same house, and to make this possible; it uses a system of pipes that transport the hot air generated in the stove to nearby rooms. For the stove to get the maximum heat, this should be positioned on the same level as the rooms to be heated or at most on the floor immediately above. The canalization system consists in generating hot air in the internal environment, while the fumes produced by combustion will be expelled outside. Furthermore, the ducts are not bulky at all and can also be installed on non-load-bearing walls; the diameter of the pipes is significant because larger diameter means the longer time needed to heat a room at the desired temperature. One of the many advantages of a ducted stove is in being able to manage the temperature, regulating ventilation: the most advanced stoves also have a remote control with which you can program to switch on and off and set the temperature of your preference. For the expulsion of the fumes caused by the combustion, you can use a down existing chimney or build from scratch a special duct that obviously respects all the UNI norms and if you are worried about the aesthetic aspect, know that the ducts are usually covered with a coating in plasterboard or even better, you can choose to place the pipes under the floor, so that they are totally invisible. The pellet stove is an ingenious and ecological invention, as well as economically advantageous. The ducted pellet stove offers very high efficiency in terms of heat, and its costs are minimal since it is waste woodworking. Also, since there are no chemicals of any kind, it is entirely natural.

Pellet fireplace inserts

Pellet fireplace inserts are nothing more than built-in stoves that can be installed directly inside the walls of your home or in the compartment of your old fireplace. Many indeed speak of "modern fireplaces" rather than stoves, and the elegant design that characterizes them makes them design objects, which in addition to being enjoyable, are also incredibly versatile! You can decide which coating to use to match it to the style of your home! But in addition to being aesthetically beautiful, the built-in pellet stoves offer many advantages, starting already from the installation that is easy and fast and does not require building interventions. Moreover, the fumes outlet is regularly guaranteed by a flue pipe so you will not have to fear unpleasant smells. If you are afraid of cleanliness ... this type of stove can easily be dismantled, so you will be able to manage everything without limitations!

Ventilated pellet stove

The ventilated stove is a type of stove that can heat the surrounding environment quickly and quietly. Fans are installed inside, which push the hot air outwards, and in a few minutes, you can enjoy a pleasant warmth. Usually, it is possible to adjust the power in more levels so that you can decide whether to keep it at maximum or to reduce consumption by adjusting it to a minimum. It is also a stove that is very easy to install because it does not need any unique connections except for experts in the assembly who comply with all the standards to be able to issue a valid warranty certificate. It is one of the most sold types of stoves.

Corner pellet stove

The corner pellet stove is undoubtedly one of the favourite items among design enthusiasts when it comes to smart furnishing elements. A corner stove is, in fact, able to redevelop unused spaces while always remaining on the sober and minimalist style.

It is the ideal solution for those who hate clutter and want the only thing to be noticed from the stove is the burning and elegant flame and the heat that it can spread in the environment.

Pellet stoves 8, 10, or 12 kW?

When the kilowatts come into play, unfortunately, or fortunately, mathematical calculations are also brought in, which are essential to understand how much power is needed to heat a given environment ... But don't worry! We will be as transparent as possible, giving just a couple of indications. Furthermore, today, fortunately, companies supply the volume of the domestic environment that the stove can heat as a technical datum, so it is more straightforward. To understand which pellet stove is best suited to your needs, you need to know the heatable volume, the height that goes from floor to ceiling and make a simple mathematical calculation:

cubic meters: height = surface area in heated square meters

...And that's it!

Ash vacuum cleaner for pellet stoves

Anyone with a pellet stove will have understood its importance in the winter months. It is an investment well spent, but it needs a little maintenance to perform its function in the best possible way. Pellets are a convenient fuel, but they are not free of ash residues...However, the problem can be solved with an ash vacuum cleaner for pellet stoves!

The ash vacuum cleaner has unique components able to filter out even the finest residues; the ash vacuum cleaner will sweep away all the ash residues in no time. Even a rather prolonged use will not damage the engine, because it is a machine created specifically for this and therefore all internal components are well insulated from ash.

Many customers ask us if it is possible to use a standard vacuum cleaner for cleaning the stoves, and it is for the reasons listed above that our answer is always negative!

The dust particles are much thicker than ash and the filters of a generic vacuum cleaner, unlike an ash vacuum, are not able to protect the mechanisms of the machine, causing imminent, irreversible damage...And you know that once the motor fails, rather than replacing it, from an economic point of view, it is more convenient to buy a new one!

PELLET STOVES AT LOW PRICES: SPECIAL OFFERS

Pellet stoves have considerable processing behind them, especially when it comes to well-known brands that cannot afford to make false steps when it comes to safety. However, despite this, on our site you will find the best stoves starting from 500 euros, a price that for a stove is more than honest: it is, in fact, an investment that is made at most two or three times in life and that involves an initial expense, but medium-long term savings on your bills. The game is definitely worth the candle, considering that the more the years go by and the more the gas rates do nothing but get up and with the harsh winters of recent years, it is impossible to give up the heating. Time continues to make bad jokes, and the fault is also of our abusing of energy resources ... This stove, besides the price and the numerous advantages, would also contribute to appease the environmental damages by now inevitable in such modern times.

How to choose the type and size of pellets to use

One of the many questions that revolve around the subject of pellet stoves is precisely the type of fuel they use. Pellets have many advantages, including that of being easily available, but how do you choose the one that offers maximum yield and at the same time the lowest cost? Information is the best answer! For this reason, we have decided to give you some simple facts about this versatile and high-performance fuel.

The immediate signals to recognize a type of good quality pellets, in general, are first of all:

  • the regular and smooth shape
  • scarcity of wood powder inside the package
  • symbols showing certifications and indications of source

The nature of wood in pellets 

Another essential characteristic when talking about pellets is its main wood base. It is no coincidence that the percentage of wood used makes a pellet more or less valuable and it is a fact that the "mixed" one has a lower yield compared to a 100% pure wood type. Pellets with this peculiarity present on the market today branch in different kinds...

  • 100% Beech pellets: of the highest quality, as they have an even higher yield than 100% fir wood. It stands out for having a very high calorific power, but as a downside, we must admit that it is quickly consumed and leaves a fair amount of ash. In any case, it remains one of the main types recommended by experts and manufacturers of pellet stoves

  • 100% Fir pellets: today it is one of the most popular types of pellets and can be made with both silver fir and spruce. On its side, it has an excellent heat yield and little fixed residue (ash). Moreover, it burns slowly, and this allows a saving on the number of pellets to be purchased in the future.

  • Chestnut pellets: difficult to find and less affordable than the other types on the list, chestnut pellets are renowned for leaving a very low residual ash.

  • Softwood pellets: pellets made from softwoods such as redwood, fir and larch are considered to be a medium performance variety with a very affordable cost.

  • Mixed pellets: composed of a mix of different woods and this is why it is essential to verify that its composition is exclusively made of treated wood types such as beech, larch, fir, pine and oak. Moreover, when this category of pellet is preferred, it is clear that the mix of only beech and fir is more functional since you can enjoy the high durability of the fir component and the high heating power of beech.

The origin and certification of pellets

The pellets produced in Italy, as well in Germany and Austria, are undoubtedly among the best on the market. This does not depend at all on favouring one nation rather than another, but on the climate that massively influences the growth and cultivation of the trees themselves. However, it is also possible to opt for a pellet produced in other areas and in fact, there is no shortage of Canadian, American proposals and still, the alternatives offered by Serbia, Bosnia or Croatia.

In general, however, what you must pay attention to without "making concessions" is the certification of the pellet, which certifies its quality. For example, in Italy, the accreditation is Pellet Gold, in Austria ÖNORM and Germany Din Plus.

In Europe, the EN Plus mark, which is divided into three subcategories, is the most important mark:

  • A1: the best pellet
  • A2: second-best pellet
  • B: less efficient and particularly suitable for industrial use

By relying on the certification, you will be absolutely sure that the pellet is also chemical free and we all know that these substances, such as formaldehyde or paints, are potentially harmful