Benifits of Wood Pellet Stoves
No mess, no fuss, just heat
To light the Ravelli Pellet Stove, simply fill the pellet hopper with pellets, and push the button on the remote control. With automatic fuel supply and thermostat control, just sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort!
- Eco Design Certification – Eco-design is the European-wide programme to lower emissions from a range of appliances that use energy including stoves. It provides much tighter limits on a range of different emissions than the EN13240 European standard and for the first-time testing of NOx (nitrogen oxides), OGC’s (organic gaseous compounds) and PM (particulate matter/ dust emissions). Eco-Design came into force on the 1st January 2022 and is now mandatory, all Ravelli pellet stoves are certified to this standard.
- Efficient – The Pellet Stove uses a Higher ratio of air to fuel resulting in efficiency above 90%, burning off harmful carbons and gases. The heat from this warms your home and the exhausted emissions of less than I gram per hour, provide the necessary carbon for tree growth.
- Autonomy from 12 to 30 hours – The large pellet hopper has an autonomy of up to12 hours at full power. This means that the stove normally only needs refuelling once a day. Or even less often, as the stove rarely has to operate at full capacity. At a power output of 30%, the autonomy can be as high as 30 hours.
- Environmentally friendly – Wood Pellets are a clean dry fuel made from a mixture of sawdust and wood shavings and are a high energy, smoke free fuel. Wood pellets do not contribute to climate change. The carbon dioxide released when pellets are burned is equal to the amount consumed by the tree during it’s growth.
- Convenient and cheap fuel – Pellets are relatively cheap compared with other fuels, and their price has remained stable in recent years. Wood Pellets are exempt from Carbon Tax and are supplied in bags of 10 and 15 kg that are easy and compact to store. Moreover, they are always ready for use. A pellet stove can hold 1 to 2 bags of pellets depending on the model.
- Easy to use – Pellet stoves come with programmable thermostats giving the user the ability to control the temperature, some models come with automatic self cleaning burners for reduced maintenance of the stove – all at the touch of a button.
- Controllable – A massive attraction of pellet stoves is the integration of modern technology. You can program your stove to come on at different times or set the thermostat control, which can turn off the stove when a designated temperature is reached.
- WiFi – Imagine being able to control your stove remotely. Now this is possible thanks to the efficient Wi-Fi digital integration between Ravelli products and most recent software and applications. You will be able to set from a distance a weekly or daily schedule deciding both the working hours of your stove and the temperature of your house.
Wood Pellets = Energy Efficiency
Compared to traditional fossil fuels which are destined to become scarce and more expensive, wood pellets are made from the by-products of the timber industry, ensuring a secure supply for the future. Wood pellets are a locally available fuel that will reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere and help combat climate change. Wood pellets are a clean dry fuel made from compressed sawdust. The only material in the pellets is natural wood - there are no additives or artificial binding agents. This provides peace of mind for you, your family and your environment. Ash levels are extremely low. The small amount of ash that is removed can be used as a high grade fertiliser in the garden.
Environmentally friendly energy at a fraction of the price
The price of wood pellets has been the most stable of all energy prices over the last 10 years. It has remained almost unchanged the energy pellet produces still costs only about 7 cents / kWh. Wood pellets are exempt from carbon tax and remain cheaper than oil, gas and electricity. Pellets are made from waste from the wood industry, which is generated in the manufacture of renewable building materials or other wood products. So no tree is cut down just for burning. This makes pellets perhaps the most sustainable biofuel for the climate and the planet. Combustion of clean and dry pellets produces only a fraction of the small particles that are generated in the combustion of other solid fuels.
How Nature Renews Itself
The diagram illustrates how the pellets are transformed during combustion Once the complete decomposition cycle has taken place, wood releases a certain quantity of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is absorbed by plants during photosynthesis to be then turned back into oxygen. Thanks to the combined action of the sun's energy, carbon dioxide, water and the dissolved mineral salts, the pellets are constantly renewed.