Q&A Pellet or Gas-Which one?

QandA Posted By QandA, Sep 20, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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    We live in the CO mountains at an elevation of about 8500 ft. We were wondering which is better to heat a 1330 sf area, pellet stove or a propane stove? We would like to know whether the pellet or propane is best suited for our needs and which stove model you would recommend.



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    There are many good models of each. You should check around your area to see how much pellets cost. If they are 160/ton or less- they are probably competitive with LP gas. Then - it's a lifestyle decision. Most Pellet stoves need electric- so if power failures are a problem- be sure to buy one with a battery back-up. As far as brands- I recommend for you to go with one which is handled by a local shop (if possible)- so you can get parts and service in the future. Most of today's brands (Lopi- Avalon- Quadrafire- etc.) are very good- so you won't have a quality problem<p>
    HearthNet has a feature where you can compare the cost of various fuels at the link below.

    Link: Compare the cost of fuels
     
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