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Convenience of Pellet Stoves and Inserts

Fall is here, and it’s time to start thinking about your home’s heating needs. Most people love sitting around a nice warm fire with their loved ones on a cold night. However, the idea of chopping and stacking wood, building a fire, and keeping the fire going are such hassles.

Furthermore, old-fashioned wood fireplaces aren’t efficient and usually are considered an very good heating source. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds! At Old Smokey’s, we offer pellet stoves and heaters which are hassle-free and efficient, while also offering wonderful ambiance with it.

Pellets as a fuel source

Convenience of Pellet Stoves and Inserts - Fort Wayne IN - Old Smokey's Fireplace & ChimneyThere are some advantages to burning wood pellets. Appliances that burn pellets are burning tiny pieces of compressed, recycled wood waste, and other recycled materials. Because they are created from a recycled and renewable resource, the pellets are considered to be ecologically friendly. Most pellet appliances are fueled automatically. The only thing you have to do is fill a hopper full of pellets and press a button to start a fire. The ease of use and the ability to let you burn a real fire make pellet stoves an attractive option for many homeowners.

Stoves and Inserts

We have a wide variety of styles for both pellet burning stoves and pellet burning inserts. Pellet burning stoves are convenient because you have more versatility in the placement of your unit. Pellet inserts are great if you have an older fireplace that is no longer functioning, and you want to bring it back to life. We install the pellet insert into your old fireplace’s firebox, and you get a new fireplace that is highly efficient!

They both have wonderful heating capacity. Both of these options can heat anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet depending on the model. The reason they both give out a lot of heat is because they are designed to blow warm air out into your home, instead of up and out of your chimney. If heating efficiency is important to you, then you should definitely consider a pellet burning unit from us!

Let our Pros Help You!

If you’re ready to switch to a more convenient, renewable and efficient heating option for your home, we can help you. Come check out the variety of pellet stoves and inserts at our showroom located at 220 W State Street, Ashley, Indiana 46705. We guarantee you’ll be impressed with our inventory. If you want to talk about the benefits of pellet burning products with our home heating experts, stop by our showroom or call Old Smokey’s at 260-424-0009.

Consider the benefits of wood pellet heating

As experts on chimneys and fireplaces, we at Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney also understand what heats your house and exits your chimney — burnt fuel. We learn through training and through our multiple encounters with customers in our wide service area. Old Smokey’s hears a lot about the benefits of using wood pellets as fuel for your hearth, fireplace or stove. Today’s pellet-burning appliances burn more cleanly, more effficiently and more powerfully than their predecessors.

Let’s take a closer look.

Consider the benefits of wood pellet heating - Fort Wayne IN - Old Smokey'sBurning pellets 3/8 to 1 inch long, pellet stoves offer a safe, convenient and very affordable option for heating your home. The pellets used for fuel are typically made of wood or wood chips, but are sometimes composed of nutshells or corn kernels. The relatively low emissions of pellet burning make it a clean and environmentally friendly choice. Furthermore, the 5% to 10% moisture content of pellet fuel compares favorably to seasoned firewood’s moisture content of 20%.

To obtain optimum performance and safe operation, have one of Old Smokey’s trained professionals properly install your pellet-burning appliance. We are proud that our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Old Smokey’s can also help homeowners make sure that their chimney is the right size for the stove or appliance they are using to burn their pellet fuel. We can evaluate your chimney to determine if it is properly insulated, needs relining or requires any significant repair or maintenance. Our certified chimney sweep can clean your chimney, as well as confirm that your heating system components are functioning as intended.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advises that it is critical to follow manufacturer instructions and guidance for operating and maintaining a pellet-fuel appliance. The DOE urges that fans and motors be inspected and maintained and that the flue be regularly cleaned. Old Smokey’s has the skills, experience and expertise for homeowners to get the most from using pellets as your heating fuel.

For more than 20 years, Old Smokey’s dedicated team has been delivering timely and quality service to homeowners in northern Indiana, northern Ohio and mid-Michigan. We serve customers from Elkhart in the west to Ypsilanti in the east, from Lansing in the north to Defiance and Fort Wayne in the south.

Old Smokey’s has received Super Service Awards from Angie’s List, and we are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. We are highly trained, dedicated professionals who are pleased to look for new opportunities to improve customer satisfaction. Call us at 260-424-0009 or 800-876-6539 or click here now to schedule an appointment.

We’re confident you will give a solid thumbs-up to the attention to detail and competence of the Old Smokey’s service team. That’s why we invite and encourage customer feedback via social media or old-fashioned phone calls and handwritten notes.

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