If there’s one thing that people don’t always realize when they’re looking for heating options for their home is that pellet stove inserts are actually high-tech cousins to wood burning devices. There’s circuit boards, thermostats, and fans that all work together to make these devices fuel efficient. And that’s why they’re often a great addition to any home.
Just because one of these devices is right for your home, however, doesn’t mean that you should run out and buy the first one available. They’re a pretty significant investment, and there are some pretty big differences between the best pellet stove inserts available and the lesser quality models. Let’s look at some of the best ones available right now.
10. Eco Pellet Series NPI45 23-Inch
This nice looking pellet stove insert not only has a classic design that’s destined to add a little bit of charm to just about any home, but it also has the features that people look for in one of these devices. It is easy to fill and holds enough pellet to last up to 45-hours with a full pellet capacity of 45-pounds. Thanks to its 120 cubic-feet-per-minute convection blower and it’s quick-to-light auto ignition system, this system can produce up to 42,500 BTUs of heat. That’s more than enough heating power to add supplemental heating to a home that will help to keep the winter cold at bay.
9. Stove Builder International CW2900
This EPA Certified insert is designed to provide the warmth and comfort that’s needed in the homeowner’s home. It has a 2.4 cubic foot firebox and can produce up to 75,000 BTU of heat per hour; That’s more than enough heating energy to heat a room or home up to 2,100 square feet in size. Once it’s been loaded with wood pellets, this product provides a burn time of approximately 8-hours. What’s really great about this product isn’t just its thermal power, but it also has a beautiful design that fits in with many different types of homes or cabins.
8. Summers Heat 50-SNC13I 1,500 Square Foot Insert
This product is not only made in the United States from high-quality materials, but it is also capable of producing plenty of heat for the home. It has a fully-line firebox that allows the pellets to get the air it needs to get for a long clean burn. Another feature found on this product is a blower that helps to circulate the heat through the entire house. This highly efficient product is EPA certified and produces less emissions than other models that might not be certified. The front of this insert has a ceramic glass window in the front of its door that lets the homeowner watch the flames as it burns.
7. Englander Satin Black 2,000 Square Foot Insert
This pellet burning insert is designed to fit into any pre-fabricated fireplace, even zero clearance ones, and provide the kind of heat that warms a person’s bones in the winter. That just means that it can heat up to 2,000 square-feet of home. It does this by burning just under 1.5-grams of wood pellets per hour. This unit holds approximately 45-pounds of pellets and burns this fuel at a nice steady rate that makes it one of the cleanest EPA-certified stove inserts currently available. Other features found on this product include a 3-inch pellet vent and a built-in 140 cubic-feet-per-minute variable speed blower.
6. Magnum Classic Country Flame Black Insert
Although this insert is more expensive than many of the others on this list, it’s without a doubt one of the more beautiful and versatile models available. It has a beautiful black exterior that’s highlighted with gold accents. This product is also not only capable of burning wood pellets but is also capable of burning a number of biomass fuels including corn or agri-fuel. It’s approved for inserting into zero-clearance fireboxes, and it’s ready to be installed with a thermostat. This versatile insert can easily be used in a home, cabin or mobile home and provide up to 40,000 BTU of heat.
5. Breckwell P2000I Pellet Insert
This wood pellet insert has a lot of the features that a person would look for in one of these stoves. It has a 60-pound wood pellet hopper that provides enough fuel for cold winter nights and is capable of producing up to 50,000 BTU an hour. With that much heat being expended, that means that it can heat up to 2,000 square feet of a home, which allows it to fully heat small homes or provide supplemental heating for larger homes. It’s a matte black insert with a 3-inch flue exhaust pipe. Although it does have an ash bin that’s on the smaller side, it’s still pretty easy-to-use.
4. Summers Heat 55-SHPEPI Evolution
Manufactured out of high-quality steel in the U.S., this high-quality pellet stove insert is designed to provide up to 27-hours of consistent heat at a time. It has a large 45-pound hopper and doesn’t require any clearance when it’s placed into an old fireplace. It’s also equipped with a stainless steel ignitor that’s designed to hold up to years of use and can be activated quickly with the push of a button. This product doesn’t just offer one-touch ignition, however. It also offers homeowners a clean and efficient burning of fuel that will keep the home warm without costing a ton of money.
3. Timberwolf Economizer Fireplace Insert
When properly installed, this wood pellet stove insert can heat up to 2,000 square-feet quite easily for up to 30-hours at a time before it’s 45-pound hopper needs to be refilled. It’s an economical insert that delivers up to 38,250 BTUs of heat, which makes it approximately 76.3% efficient. It’s cast iron door is equipped with a high-temperature ceramic glass that’s heat-resistant and provides the homeowner with a great view of the inside of the firebox. All of which makes this a product that’s capable of heating up just about any home and look good while it’s doing it.
2. Napoleon TPI35 Insert
Providing just over 38,000 BTU of heat and with a 45-pound hopper for holding fuel, this product is ready to warm up anyone’s home. It’s been tested and certified to burn a 50/50 mixture of wood pellets and corn, which makes it an economical choice for many people. It has a 76.3% efficiency rating and can burn for approximately 30-hours at a time. It’s approximately 21.25-inches wide, 25.875-inches deep and 30.31-inches high and comes with not only the black trim but also the flashing as well. Other features found include a 120 CFM convection fan and a thermostat for controlling its temperature.
1. Breckwell Blazer SP24I
Equipped with medium black flashing, a black cowl, and a beautiful matte black door, this product looks good in just about any home. More important than that however, this product is capable of producing more than enough heat needed. It has a 60-pound pellet hopper that doesn’t have to be refilled as often as some other pellet stove inserts, and it provides up to 50,000 BTU of heat. It has an auto-ignition system that makes it easy to use, and it has 5 different heat operating ranges. It’s also thermostat-ready and is equipped with a key-pad control console for convenience.