Q&A Pellet or Gas-Which one?

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

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  1. QandA

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    Nov 27, 2012

    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.


    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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