Alternative Energy Stoves & Fireplaces
on Display in our Office:
Quadra-Fire Castile Model
Pellet Stove, courtesy of
Sweep/Alternative Energy, located in
Perth, ON, owned and operated by Tim Heney.
Higher energy costs, especially the price of
oil and natural gas, highlight the importance of alternative
energy sources for Canada.
Pellet stoves are one important niche in the
biomass energy category that offer a partial solution to the
advances in pellet stoves have made them more efficient heating
alternatives for homes, schools and small businesses.
Basic pellet stove technology is a bit more
complex than its traditional wood stove cousin. Most people
think of wood stoves as free standing, large, cast iron
appliances that have a compartment for holding wood. Pellet
stoves build on that technology, and add some computer
controlled thermostat and fuel delivery options. Some options
available are programmable thermostats and even remote controls.
the residential sector, pellet stoves range in size and style
from larger versions that can replace traditional furnaces for
the average 2,000 plus square foot home, or smaller versions
that are installed for use in a specific living area.
As the name suggests, pellet stoves run on
small and highly dried pellets made from biomass materials such
as wood chips and corn. Since pellets contain much less water
than even the best seasoned fire-wood, they burn more
efficiently, with less smoke and more heat than split wood. Wood
pellets are the most common and most efficient of the
manufacturered biomass fuels today.
Clean Sweep/Alternative Energy
provide three main areas of service:
and stove, fireplace, insert sales and
installations. They are WETT certified, offer competitive
pricing and excellent service.
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