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  • Do pellet stoves and boilers need to have a flue installed?
    It is required to install a flue between the pellet stove/boiler and the outside air (usually with a diameter of 80 or 100 mm), made of stainless steel pipe, and with at least two meters of vertical pipe to create natural draft in case of power failure. The flue pipe must not be installed with any other kind of shared pipeline, such as another stove or other heating system flue.
  • What are pellets?
    Pellets are little cylinders usually with a length of 6-8 mm made with wood waste without any type of additives and with an humidity of less than 10%.
  • What are the advantages of pellets?
    The pellet price is stable unlike petrol or gas. Pellets are made from wood waste and normally they are consumed in the same area of production, promoting in this way the cleaning of forests, local employment and wealth. Pellets have high calorific power. Pellets don’t produce odors. Pellets have a lower CO2 footprint and emission, helping on the reduction of greenhouse effect.
  • Where can I store pellets?
    The essential requirement for the storage of pellets is that they need to be on a dry location. Fulfilling this requirement the pellets can be stored in 15kg bags, in rigid, textil or buried silos.
  • Is it possible to install a pellet stove in a flat?
    A pellet stove can be installed in a flat, but it will always be necessary to ask the community for permission and to approve it unanimously, as well as to respect the installation norms indicated in the R.I.T.E code.
  • What maintenance does a stove and pellet boiler required?
    For a good performance of your stove it is essential to carry out cleaning and maintenance operations. The user must vacuum the ashes from the burner, empty the ashtray drawer, clean the glass of the door. It is mandatory to do a general maintenance once a year or every 500 kilos of burned fuel, this should be done by a qualified technician, in which, among other things, he must clean the exhaust pipe of gases, ashes in the extractor and review pipe joints.
  • What is the difference between air, air ducted and hydraulic heaters?
    The air heaters expel warm air through the front of the machine, to heat all the space where the machine is located. The ducted air heaters carry heat to other rooms through ducts and can heat several rooms at the same time. The hydro stoves have an hydraulic system and connects to a heating wet system (radiators, underfloor heating …)
  • Can I install a stove or boiler to the heating system that I already have?
    Yes. A gas or fuel boiler can be replaced by a pellet boiler, taking advantage of the existing circuit. The only difference is the fuel used in the boiler.
  • Can another fuel be used in a pellet stove?
    Not all pellet stoves and boilers can use several types of fuel. All Ecoforest stoves are polycombustible, you can use pellets, olive stone or almond shell.
  • Economic heating: is it true that pellets save money?
    In equal conditions of heat production, the pellet costs less than fossil fuels (around 25% less than natural gas and 2 times less than diesel) and its price has not suffered over the years the same oscillations that have affected fossil fuel derivatives. Therefore, changing to a pellet heating system it’s clearly an smart choice.
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