heating with pellets

Pellets can be used as fuel for heating in special devices such as pellet stoves, pellet boilers and pellet burners. Pellets are highly competitive and currently cost much less than fuel oil. Pellet prices have also been less volatile than oil prices.

Pellet stoves

Pelletkaminofen PalazzettiPellet stoves are automatic heating devices for heating individual rooms or flats. Pellets are filled into a storage space within the stove. From there they are fed automatically and ignited electrically. Pellet stoves burn with very low emissions and excellent efficiency of up to or even over 90%. They either produce hot air that heats the room directly or hot water that can be circulated to heat other rooms and for producing domestic hot water.

Pellet boilers

Pellet boilers produce hot water for central heating systens. They are available for every power requirement – from 5 kW for low energy houses up to 5000kW for large building complexes or industrial process heat demand. In the last years pellet boilers have been installed also for larger district heating plants.

Pellet boilers operate with automatic feeding systems that bring the fuel from a storage room to the boiler and require very little maintenance. A pellet boiler is an excellent replacement for an oil heating system. Heating costs with a new pellet boiler are about half as much as with an old fuel oil boiler. Refurbished oil storage rooms can usually hold the annual demand of pellets.

Pellet burners

Pellet burners are a low cost option to convert existing oil heating boilers to pellets. They replace the oil burner and use the existing boiler for heat transfer. This requires very little time and causes approx. 25% of the costs of a conversion to a dedicated pellet boiler. However this solution offers lower efficiency and less convenience. Weekly manual cleaning of the boiler is required. Pellet burners are available both for small scale and for commercial or industrial scale applications.