Pros and Cons of Wood Pellet Stoves 10/30/2012 by Vicki Mattern. Illustration Courtesy of American Energy System. http://www.motherearthnews.com/ask-our-experts/wood-pellet-stoves-zb0z1211zsor.aspx#ixzz2D3qlY3BM
Because the technology of wood burning has advanced significantly over the years, anyone buying a wood pellet stove will reap the benefits of this evolution. For example, the newest wood pellet stoves do not get hot on the outside, thereby reducing fire risk dramatically. These stoves are designed to prevent smoke from backing up into the house, and many are outfitted with removable ash pans that make cleaning the interior of the stove a breeze in comparison with an old-style wood stove.