Choosing The Correct Type Of Pellet Stove For The Living Room Area
Pellet stove in the living room as a heating replacement or additional heating? First of all, you should be clear about which tasks the pellet stove should take on in the future. Do you want to replace the existing heating system entirely or only use it as additional heating in the living room? Pellet stoves for the living room have a heating output of three to ten kilowatts. Pellet stoves with a minimum output of ten kilowatts and more are intended as primary heating for the entire house.
A duct pellet stove just as we have in Ecoforest is ideal for additional heating or, depending on the size of the house, as primary heating. Ductable pellet stoves heat the living room and, on top of that, up to three other rooms in the house via ventilation ducts.
If the living room is primarily cozy and warm, a pellet stove with a lower heating output can be purchased. A pellet stove is equipped with a fan for rapid heat dissipation; the noise level does not exceed that of a running water tap. For more flexibility, we recommend a pellet stove with a fan that can be switched off in the living room. So, the user can choose whether the living room should be warmed up quickly or heated up in peace.
Depending on the application area, the pellet stove system must never be purchased with a too high output. Firstly, it costs more money to buy and, secondly, it does not add up over the years and would therefore be counterproductive. Of course, a pellet stove without electricity is particularly cost-saving, as there are no additional energy costs. The best way to find out how big the pellet stove should be for a cozy ambiance in the living room, taking into account its ultimate function as auxiliary or primary heating in your own house, is from a reliable source.
For example, the district chimney sweep carries out an energy demand analysis, which is also available from a subsidized energy consultancy. When buying a pellet stove for the living room, it must be taken into account that the heating system’s efficiency is over 90 percent. The storage container for feeding the pellets should hold at least 25 kg; otherwise, you have to refill pellets frequently.