The rule is that a pellet stove must not terminate within four feet to the side or below opening windows or doors. An outside air supply reduces negative pressure in the home which might bring back vent gases through a window or door opening. It is possible to place a pellet stove underneath a window.
Why do pellet stoves smoke?
A pellet stove is a solid fuel burning appliance, meaning that it uses real flames to combust solid fuel in the form of pellets to produce heat. The main contributor to more smoke being produced from any form of wood burning fire can be poor combustion of the fuel.
Is it normal to smell smoke from a pellet stove?
What should I do if I smell smoke or there is ash/soot coming from the appliance? Typically, youll always get a woody scent from the pellet stove. However, if youre experiencing excessive smoke, you should investigate all venting to make sure it is sealed properly.
What goes wrong with pellet stoves?
Pellet stove problems are infrequent, but pellet stoves being mechanical devices, can develop faults. The main cause of difficulties when using a pellet stove is lack of regular and thorough cleaning. Cleaning procedures are essential to avoid a build up of ash which can undermine the efficiency of your stove.