A pellet stove uses wood pellets as fuel for heating. Pellet stoves are manufactured primarily in Sweden and other parts of Northern Europe, and have become quite popular in the West. In the late 1990s some manufacturers in Japan began trying their hand at making pellet stoves, and today many types are available. Some are built with a griddle on top for heating a kettle or pot.
As with petroleum and gas, the fuel can be transported and stored safely; moreover, the fuel is harmless to people and the natural environment.
More consumers are starting to use pellet stoves due to the volatility of the price of kerosene.
A pellet boiler is a hot water boiler that uses wood pellets for fuel.
Such boilers are for supplying hot water, or used at factories, business offices and other facilities for heating and cooling, and for new air conditioning systems.
They are also used to pump heated air into greenhouses for growing food.
A conversion to pellet boilers for use alongside conventional systems is taking place among farmers who are subject to financial strife when crude oil prices rise.Note: Even operators with no boiler handling qualifications can operate such boilers, as they are unpressurized open-type boilers.