The pellet stove is a relatively new twist on the old standby wood burning stove. While wood burning stoves have been around for centuries, the pellet stove first entered the home heating market around 1979.
The chief claim to fame for the pellet stove is that fact that it burns pelletized wood. These pellets are manufactured from wood that is not normally harvested or used for conventional log burning stoves.
Wood pellet sources include:
-saplings cut down during land clearing and road development projects
-pruned tree limbs
-other byproducts of the wood processing industry.