Pellet stoves are different from other types of wood stoves in that they use a blower to help distribute heat from the fire inside by moving warm air.
Pellet Stoves as opposed to traditional wood-burning stoves, which only radiate heat into the room from within the stove’s frame.
Pellet stoves have the advantage of distributing heat more evenly throughout a space because of the inclusion of electronic and mechanical components. This gives the user more control over the amount of force with which the heat is distributed.
Pellet stoves can come with a variety of options to help you heat more of your home, but there are a few things you can do to help distribute this heat more evenly throughout your residence.
Pellet stoves can help distribute heat in a variety of ways, including:
- For a larger room or house, turn up the fan speed on the distribution blower.
- The clockwise rotation of a ceiling fan will help push warm air down from the ceiling, so try it out!
- Warm air can be dispersed throughout a home with the help of floor fans.
- Set up ductless pellet stoves or floor vents for even distribution of heat throughout your home.
- To save money, install a hydro pellet stove and tie it into your home’s existing heating system.
More information on how we use our pellet stove to help distribute heat can be found further down the page.
How To Distribute Heat From A Pellet Stove
Increase The Blower Speed
Traditional air-heating pellet stoves use a distribution blower to circulate air around the combustion chamber. As it passes over the heat exchanger, it warms the air around it and then the room as well.
Although this blower can commonly be controlled automatically by the central control unit on the stove, many pellet stoves allow the user to manually set the blower speed. This distribution blower will be controlled electronically.
Increasing the pellet stove’s blower speed can help the heat be distributed more evenly throughout the space.
However, we have the option of changing the fan speed to one of five positions to have even more control.
In other pellet stove models, the blower speed can be increased or decreased by pressing physical buttons, which are commonly found on the unit’s side.
By increasing the blower speed to its maximum, a pellet stove can better distribute heat throughout a space.
Use A Ceiling Fan
Pellet stoves produce hot air that rises, so using a ceiling fan that rotates counter-clockwise can assist in forcing that hot air back down into the room.
Use Floor Fans
For homes without ceiling fans, you can use a series of one or more floor fans. This will help to help distribute heat from a pellet stove into other rooms.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing the right combination of fans to distribute heat throughout your home.
Using fans facing the stove can help to remove cooler air from the area you’re trying to heat and replace it with warmer.
To save money, we only plan on using our pellet stove to heat the room where it is located.
Our living room is heated by the stove’s distribution blower, which blows hot air out the front of the stove and through the grille.
Due to the fact that pellet stoves already produce hot air, utilizing a stove fan may be useless.
Install Floor Vents Or Ducted Pellet Stove
To help distribute pellet stove heat to the floors above, install floor vents throughout the house.
To better distribute heat throughout the house, consider installing a ducted pellet stove instead of a traditional air heater.
Install A Hydro Pellet Stove
Instead of just warming the room where it is installed, a hydro pellet stove connects to your home’s central heating system to help heat all the rooms in your house that have radiators.
Hydro pellet stoves are capable of providing domestic hot water and even replacing a traditional gas boiler.