I've been contemplating a wood stove for a while now but after doing some reading, I'm thinking a pellet stove may be the best option. Less work,, hassle, more family friendly as for as lighting and thermostat control,, etc. I'm pretty new and inexperienced when it comes to pellet stoves. I'm looking for a very efficient stove to meet the tax credit, but that wouldn't be a hard stop. I
What are some of the better brands of pellet stoves as far as quality and warranty?
I'm trying to heat about 1500 sq ft main level with a mostly open floor plan in Minnesota. Any recommendations on a stove?
Id like one with an air wash or one that keeps the glass mostly clean, what would you recommend?
Besides daily maintenance, can I run these for many hours at a time if I keep up with ash removal and regular maintenance? I'd like to run it when I'm at work or away for about 8 hours at a time. I'm sure these are just as safe if not safer as running a cat stove for long periods.
Please share you experience on warmth, maintenance, and how you like it compared to wood stoves.
I'm finding information on pellet stoves is a little harder to find, sorry if some of this has already been addressed. Thank you.