Why a pellet stove might be the best option for heating your outbuilding
Whether it’s a garage, pole barn or workshop, nothing beats having a little extra space to work or play. But since your outbuilding isn’t a place that you occupy on a regular basis, you might take a little different approach to heating it than you would your home.
The question is not only whether to heat or not to heat your outbuilding, but also determining the best way to heat your outbuilding if you choose to do so. For most supplemental-use buildings, pellet heat is the most practical option.
Easy to install
With pellet stoves, there’s no need to run a gas line to an additional building. Most stoves operate on a simple chimney system that’s easy and inexpensive to install – only a simple exhaust system is needed. All that’s required is a venting system that will carry exhaust out through a wall or the ceiling, whatever works best for your space.
Great for intermittent use
With a pellet stove, you simply add pellets to the hopper and ignite when you’re ready to use your outbuilding, and burn only the fuel you need to keep the building comfortable while you’re there. While traditional wood stoves are also a great option for outbuildings, you won’t have to load pellet stoves with fuel as frequently, allowing you to work without interruptions for adding more logs.
More efficient than other supplemental heat options
Pellet stoves can heat your space more efficiently and more thoroughly than space heaters powered by propane or electricity. Smaller pellet stoves like the Magnum Baby Countryside can provide supplemental heat to areas of up to 2,000 square feet, while larger stoves like the Magnum Countryside Pedestal can heat areas up to 3,500 square feet. With many options out there, you can find one that’s just right for your space.
Many pellet stoves come with a thermostat feature so you can keep the temperature at a comfortable level and more easily control the amount of fuel you use. It should be noted that most thermostat systems run on electricity, so you would need power running to your outbuilding to take advantage of this option.
Pellet stoves are an attractive option for heating any space, and are practical even when used as a primary or supplemental heat source for your home. Their benefits make them an even greater asset for buildings that don’t need to be heated around the clock.