Pellet heating has been around for more than 35 years in Europe and North America. Today pellet fires are made in Australia, NZ, Canada, China and the USA. Pellets are made in Tassie, NSW, VIC and NZ.
How Do Pellet Fires Work?
Pellet fires have a fuel hopper storing 15 to 50 kg of pellets.
You simply lift the lid on the top of the pellet fire and pour the pellets in.
This provides 20 hours or more of burn time depending on the type of fuel being burnt.
Pellets are automatically fed into a fire pot where a simple electric igniter lights the fire.
An external dial or thermostat regulates fuel delivery and actual heat output.
Combustion air is drawn through the fire pot by an exhaust fan ensuring perfect air-to-fuel ratios and maximum efficiency.
Fresh air is passed through a series of heat exchangers and fan-forced into the living area using a variable speed convection fan.
Additionally, heat from the fire pot radiates through the glass door.
This dual system ensures an automatic ambience and unparalleled heat efficiency in solid fuel appliances.
One 20 kg bag of pellets will burn for up to 30 hours or more (depending on the heat setting).
Pellet fires are a cost effective and convenient heat source.
A pellet fire is a large room heater and will heat an open area up to about 100 square meters or more.
One tonne of pellets equates to over 4 tonnes or 10 meters of fire wood.
A typical pellet heater customer consumes around 1 tonne of pellets per winter season.
Energy Efficient and Warm
The burning process is highly combustible and produces little residue.
With an energy efficiency above 80%, pellet fires are up to 50% more efficient than slow combustion heaters and 350% more efficient than open fires.
Heat output can be effectively controlled between 30% and 100% without compromising efficiency or smoke emission.
Pellet fires have the lowest emission rate of any wood burner available in Australasia.
In fact, they are virtually smokeless. Pellet fires generate heat that is both efficient and co-operative with our effort in restoring environmental quality.
Convenient, clean, 15 or 20 kg bags are compact enough to store one tonne of pellet fuel in an area the size of a 1.6 metre cube.
Renewable Fuels Alternative Energy
Pellet fuel not only reduces dependence on finite supplies of fossil fuels like oil gas and coal, it is carbon neutral.
That means when you use pellet heat, you are not contributing to greenhouse gas.