An air pellet stove provides heat only and can be used to heat just one room or several rooms using a ductable model.
Pellet stoves are highly energy efficient and do not require large quantities of pellets, making them suitable for any size home.
They produce evenly distributed odourless heat, very low dust emissions, are easy to use and maintain and can be controlled remotely.
Air pellet stoves can be used in any room of the house but are especially useful for rooms that are unsuitable for central heating, such as a conservatory, summer house or converted garage, because they are standalone appliances that work independently of the existing heating system of the property.
As well as being an eco-friendly and energy efficient way of heating a room, Cola pellet stoves are beautifully designed and make an attractive focal point to the room. They come in a range of colours, including white, black, ivory, bordeaux and grey.
The stoves are MCS approved and therefore qualify for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.
Cola air pellet stoves come in a range of outputs from 6kW to 12kW, a heating volume range of 180 to 366 sqm and efficiencies of up to 97%. They should be installed by HETAS approved installers.
Air stoves are powered by an electrical point and pellets are fed automatically from the hopper into the burn pot within the combustion chamber, which is then ignited. Temperature is controlled by a thermostat which regulates the number of pellets that the auger feeds into the combustion chamber – more pellets equals more heat.
Heat is spread through convection rather than radiation which means the room is heated more evenly and efficiently. Gases are pushed by the exhaust blower out of a narrow pipe in the back of the stove and out through the flue, which can be located on either the top or the rear.
Ignition is automatic and stoves can be turned on and off instantaneously. If running continuously, a pellet stove would need to be refilled about once a day but otherwise only once or twice a week.
Automatic cleaning of the cast iron brazier keeps combustion constant and maintenance low. Other than occasional emptying of the pull-out ash pan, an annual service will keep the stove in optimum working order
Refuelling is quick and easy and because pellets produce very little ash the pull-out ash pan only needs occasional emptying. Fuel for pellet stoves is usually purchased in 15kg bags which do not take up much room. The pellets have a low moisture content and are not required to dry out so they can be stored pretty much anywhere.
Temperature can be adjusted via the digital controls or by the Cola Darwin Communication app which allows for remote programming for up to a week, control of temperature, fan speed and real time checking.
Safety features include: anti-burst valve which detects over-pressure to prevent a burst by mechanical opening; overheat thermostat which intervenes when temperatures exceed 85°; vacuum switch which notices the lack of depression inside the combustion chamber; debimeter which notices the absence of combustion air flow.
Hints & Tips
- Must have an electrical connection
- Must be flued from the top or back
- Should be installed by a HETAS approved installer
- Good quality A1 grade pellets should always be used
Pellet stoves have many advantages over wood burning stoves – pellets are much easier to store and handle than bulky wood; they burn more efficiently and produce less emissions; they can be thermostatically controlled and automatically ignited, unlike wood; refuelling is needed much less often and can be done without opening the door to the live flame; and pellets produce much less ash than wood, keeping cleaning to a minimum.