SO HOW DO PELLET HEATERS WORK?
THE FIRST CLEVER BIT IS THE BURNING OF THE PELLETS…
Wood pellets (around 6mm diameter and 10-20mm long) are augured from a hopper at the top of the heater into a fully enclosed burn chamber or “fire pot”. The first pellet is ignited using a small electric element to get it going. From there combustion process is fan forced to maximise burn temperature (700degC plus) ensuring an incredibly efficient process with almost zero smog or ash. Rather than a log, where most of it is smouldering away and the potential energy going up the chimney as smoke or settling as unburnt particle in ash, the pellets are fed in only as required and are always white hot. You can be pumping a beautiful radiant heat into your house in under ten minutes.
THE SECOND CLEVER BIT IS GETTING THE HEAT INTO YOUR HOME…
The heat from the burn chamber is fed through a high quality plate heat exchanger where almost every bit of energy is extracted and left in your room rather than going up the chimney.
The combination of the advanced burn chamber and heat exchanger make these pellet heaters the most efficient and clean method for using wood and bioenergy to heat your home.
THE THIRD CLEVER BIT IS THE SMART CONTROL….
The amount of heat produced is determined by the rate that the pellets are fed into the burn chamber. This is controlled by either setting the thermostat (set the temperature you want for your room), a manual switch to control pellet feed or even a remote where you can set temperatures and timing. Yes these can turn on 15min before you wake up so you can warm your toes while sipping your morning cup of tea….