Page 2 of the Pellet archive.

Performance of Popular Pellet Stoves

Posted by Earth Stove on April 2, 2016 with No Commentsas , , ,

This is an except of a much longer, and more technical paper by Prof. Gael Ulrich’s -“BioCombustion Institute Bulletin #3.” Gael calculated the efficiency of six popular pellet stoves, finding a wide difference.  The highest, the Italian made Piazzetta Sabrina was 76% efficient and the lowest was the Enviro M55 Insert at 51% efficient.  In […]

Push release: Alliance for Eco-friendly Heat and NYSERDA Announce 7 Finalists in International Pellet Stove Competitors

Posted by Earth Stove on March 8, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , ,

Two New York teams are among the finalists Alliance for Green Heat and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that seven pellet stoves have been chosen as finalists in the Pellet Stove Design Challenge. This international competition, administered by the Alliance for Green Heat, identifies innovative low emissions and high efficiency pellet stoves for the residential […]

Wood and pellet stove businesses that you can trust – and these you can not

Posted by Earth Stove on February 20, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

When it comes to listing accurate efficiency and BTU output on their websites, there are only a handful of companies that you can trust. The Enviro EF2 pelletstove is one exampleof misleading advertising. If a consumer calculates the pay back period of am Enviro EF2 pellet stove based on the 87% efficiency listed on the Enviro […]

EPA takes step towards a “green label” for wood and pellet heaters

Posted by Earth Stove on November 16, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

The EPA issued its long-awaited voluntary hangtag, which will help consumers identify the cleanest burning wood and pellet heaters on the market. Only manufacturers who make stoves and boilers that already meet the stricter 2020 emissions standards can use the hangtag. The hangtag is a major step towards a “green” or “eco-label” for wood and […]

Study of pellet stoves shows environmental advantages – and corporate exaggerations

Posted by Earth Stove on October 27, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

An independent assessment of popular pellet stoves conducted by the Alliance for Green Heat  found that pellet stoves, unlike most wood stoves, can achieve low levels of emissions in real world settings that are in line with laboratory results.    The Alliance for Green Heat ran a battery of tests on popular pellet stoves designed […]

US government projects continued increase in wood and pellet heating

Posted by Earth Stove on October 10, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

On October 6, the US government agency responsible for tracking energy supply and usage released its annual winter fuels outlook. The report predicted that next winter will be warmer than average but energy prices will be lower. Consequently, consumers are expected to pay 10 – 20% less on their household heating than last winter.  The […]

Update on the Mt. Vernon Pellet Stove Recall

Posted by Earth Stove on September 3, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , ,

About 2,000 Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon E2 pellet stoves and inserts are being recalled and repaired, due to high pressure that can lead to explosions that shatter the glass in the door. The company says the stove is safe if properly operated. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall on July 9, 2015. Problems […]

Government Report Says Wood & Pellet Heat Dominates Residential Renewables

Posted by Earth Stove on August 7, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

The 2014 Winter Fuel Outlook released by the US Energy Information Agency on Oct. 7, predicted that wood and pellet heating would continue the trend of being the nation’s fasting growing heat source.  Overall, wood and pellet heating grew 38% from 2004 to 2013, and now accounts for 2.5% of all home primary heating. The […]

Dec. 4 Webinar: Best Practices in Wood and Pellet Stove Programs

Posted by Earth Stove on July 24, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

The University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education program will host a one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to provide an overview of the “best practices” in wood and pellet stove incentive programs across the United States.  Sign up here. As renewable energy programs grow around the country, more […]

EPA Declines to Release Efficiency Data on Wood Pellet Stoves

Posted by Earth Stove on July 18, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

On Thursday, the EPA said it would not release efficiency data on pellet stoves, one of the most popular renewable energy technologies in American homes.  About one million homes use pellet stoves in the United States, yet none of the major stove manufacturers disclose the tested efficiency of their products.  The EPA recently set stricter […]