Free Standing Pellet Stove Resource Guide
Pellet stoves are available as freestanding stoves or fireplace inserts. Freestanding units look like conventional cordwood heaters, they by and large heat a single room well, but not necessarily neighboring rooms unless you use a fan to blow the warm air into the other rooms.
Freestanding pellet stoves should be located in big open areas so that the heat can spread evenly into the space. These stoves offer the utmost flexibility in installation alternatives. Supported by legs or a pedestal, freestanding pellet stoves are intended to be installed in nearly any living area of the home, but they must be installed on a non-combustible floor shield. An added advantage is that wood pellet stoves can be installed much closer to burnable surfaces than is mandatory by more conventional heating stoves.