Pellet Basket

jrn_gardenwebDecember 17, 2008

Is anyone familiar with these?

We just have a regular brick/mortar fireplace and are looking for an inexpensive way to heat up some of our living space.

Do the pellet baskets work, and would they be of any benefit in a regular fireplace?

thanks for any advice!

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Conventional fireplace are just plain inefficient. The only way to make a significant difference is to install a fireplace insert, which dramatically increases efficiency.

The biggest reasons fireplace are inefficient is that they exhaust large amounts of heated room air up the chimney, and every such cubic foot of warm air is replaced by a cubic foot of cold air infiltrating the building from outdoors.

The second reason is that the heat produced from combustion goes up the chimney without giving up more than a small part of the heat produced.

Inserts make huge improvements in both of these problems.

If you want to do a significant amount of heating with wood, the cost of an insert is worthwhile.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2008 at 11:20PM
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