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pellets central heating in portugal

pellets central heating in portugal

Pellets central heating in portugal is not something that you think of much when buying a property here. Its more likely that you are thinking of good food, low cost wine and beautiful countryside and beaches. However once the Autumn nights are upon us and you are spending more time indoors. Thoughts of  heating your home cost effectively come to the fore. You may not have had or used a pellet fired central heating system before so they can be a little confusing to help you heres a little Q&A.
pellets central heating in portugal
How much heat can I expect to get out of a pellet fire or boiler. Only slightly less that an equivalent capacity wood burner.
Are pellets available locally and cheaply – Yes to both, Portugal makes wood pellets
Do the fires make more  noise than a log fire. Yes they do make a whirring noise as the pellets are fed into the fire. It can be a little annoying if you are reading quietly but its a lot better than having to get up, go out and load up logs in the winter or rain.
Do you have to have a flue or chimney with a pellet fire. Yes treat then just like a log burner. You need an appropriate chimney and ash disposal.
Whats an appropriate chimney. Each stove has a different width of flue pipe that it needs. Don be tempted to reduce this width. Install a flue damper and ensure that your chimney is above the roof tiles at the correct height. There is lots of advice  available on the internet about this or follow the stoves installation manual.
These stoves are very heavy and the flues high so allow 250 Euros or an installation of a pellet burner in Portugal.

pellets central heating in portugal