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Precautions To Take When Using A Pellet Stove

Pellets are a composite made up of the remains of leaves, sawdust, and wood chips that are usually found in sawmills and carpentry. The acquisition and use of a pellet stove is an ecological solution that requires some care. Such as:

Always read the user manual for the pellet stove before switching it on for the first time.

The pellet stove which can be seen in Ecoforest must be transported only with equipment capable of carrying it out.

Avoid touching the glass of the pellet salamander while using it. Combustion releases heat that increases the temperature of the stove surfaces such as the door, handles, glass, and all surfaces in front of the equipment. Therefore, they should not be touched without the use of gloves or handles.

Keep children away from the pellet stove when it is in operation.

Do not place any non-heat-resistant utensils on or near the respective heating device.

Confirm that the pellet stove installation has sufficient space around it so that there is no danger of a fire occurring.

Do not put clothes to dry on top of the equipment; the fire risk is very high.

Never neglect the regular cleaning of a pellet stove – it is advisable always to do it before each use.

Constantly remove and empty the ash pan (you must clean the burner and surrounding areas with an ash vacuum cleaner – it is essential that the stove is cold, otherwise you must use a glove for this purpose).

Always check that the air ducts are unobstructed so that there is no risk of malfunction. If they have not been used for a long time, it is advisable to ask the help of a specialist to inspect them.

Don’t forget that the quality of the pellets is verified by the heat that is emitted by the respective burning of the materials and by the number of residues that remain in the burner.

Perform these operations regularly and enjoy your stove for longer.

Emily Carter: Emily, a trained environmental journalist, brings a wealth of expertise to her blog posts on environmental news and climate change. Her engaging style and fact-checked reporting make her a respected voice in environmental journalism.