Since the 1970's wood pellet stoves have been an inexpensive and efficient way for heating homes. This type of stove uses recycled products, pellets, that burn cleanly and produce less carbon dioxide and other wastes into the environment.
These stoves can be used to heat a single room or even heat the entire house. This is a great way to reduce your heating bills and a cozy way to heat your home on a cold winter's night.
Pellets are made of compressed scrap wood and sawdust. They are dried and compressed with the use of heat into small cylinder type shapes about an inch long. When burned, pellets don't release smoke which means that a chimney isn't required, although some might require an outside vent.
Another benefit of wood pellet stoves is that the exterior of the stove doesn't get hot which means you can place the stove close to a wall and also it is safe around children and pets.