What factors determine pellet stove location?
For maximum enjoyment and heating effectiveness, a major living area where the family spends leisure hours and which provides heat flow to other areas is usually a strongly preferred location for the pellet stove or wood stoves. The pellet stove heating professional considers the following factors when determining whether installation requirements can be met in the homeowner’s preferred location:
- Venting. Maybe limited by factors like obstructions above for vertical venting through the ceiling and roof, or by the distance to an outside wall for horizontal venting.
- Outside air for combustion, if needed. Must be drawn from an approved location.
- Space requirements. Must meet minimum clearances between the pellet stove and combustibles. More space than the minimum required may be desirable to provide room for convenient operation and service.
- Electrical requirements. Proximity to a properly wired outlet.