Pellets are a clean, dry fuel made from a mixture of sawdust and wood shavings. Pellets are a high energy, smoke free fuel. Unlike other solid fuels, they are easy to handle and create almost no ash. Pellets are available in bags of 10 to 15 kilograms, at a cost of 2 to 4 euro per bag. Quality pellets are essential to ensure trouble-free operation of your stove and clean combustion. Only buy pellets with a quality mark and a complete fuel analysis printed on the bags. Environmentally friendly Wood pellets are a renewable source of energy and do not contribute to climate change. The carbon dioxide that is released when pellets are burned is equal to the amount the tree consumed when it was Sustainable Energy Ireland's Renewable Energy Information Office, one of Europe's leading renewable energy agencies, provides expert, independent information and advice on the development of all renewable energy technologies, including wood pellet heating. Contact: Sustainable Energy Ireland, Renewable Energy Information Office, Shinagh House, Bandon, Co.Cork. t +353 23 42193 f +353 23 29154 e [email protected] w www.sei.ie/reio.htm growing. Wood pellets are manufactured with wood from sustainable forests. Printed on recycled paper Sustainable Energy Ireland is funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 with programmes part financed by the European Union WOOD Pellet Stoves What are wood pellets? Pellets, the natural choice Everyone loves a wood fire, it really Safety Buying and installing a pellet stove turns a house into a home. But open fires Pellet stoves are far safer than traditional stoves.While the traditional stove’s body radiates the heat to the room, the pellet stove ventilates only the warm air into the room and does not heat up itself. Good stoves are equipped with a number of safety features against power failure and overheating problems. Quality is of paramount importance when choosing a pellet stove and sourcing pellets. and old-fashioned stoves can be polluting, inefficient and inconvenient. Modern wood pellet stoves offer the warmth and comfort of wood heating but are highly efficient, clean burning and totally automatic, saving you time and money. Easy and clean to use To light the pellet stove, all you need to do is fill the integrated pellet container and the stove does the rest for up to 30 hours continuously. Automatic fuel supply and a thermostat means you can relax and enjoy the comfort of pellet heating at the switch of a button. Automatic ignition means that lighting the fire is hassle free. Modern pellet stoves are self cleaning so you can forget the daily cleaning chore of traditional solid fuel stoves.The ash pan needs to be emptied no more than once a month. Wide range of designs Wood pellet stoves combine great functionality with the latest designs.They fit in easily with modern and traditional interiors in your home, apartment or office. Pellet stoves can either be free standing or fireplace inserts. Wood pellet stoves are also available with a back boiler to feed into your central heating Phone home for remote control heating A simple control panel on the appliance or on an adjacent wall allows you to set the temperature required in the room.The latest innovation allows remote control by mobile phone. By simply making a short call on your way home, you can return to a warm living room. The Renewable Energy Information Office maintains a list of suppliers using pellets and stoves of certified quality.This list is available from our website: www.sei.ie/reio.htm or can be ordered with a sample of pellets from our call centre: 023 42193. When installing your pellet stove, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions with regard to connecting it to an adequate chimney and making provision for fresh air supply to the stove.