A pellet stove can be connected to and combined with heating systems. A water-bearing pellet stove is a good option on the one hand to use the advantages of a wood-burning stove and on the other hand to generate enough heat to support the central heating. But can a pellet stove be used as central heating?
Pellet Stove & Central Heating – A Good Team
A pellet stove in the room provides cozy warmth and exudes a homely atmosphere similar to that of a fireplace. If the pellet stove also has a water pocket (water-bearing pellet stove), it can be combined with heating systems in the house.
A pellet stove-central heating combination is ideal for solar thermal systems or heat pumps or as an extension of already installed heating technology. A pellet boilers stoves combined with central heating usually has an output of up to 15kW. The decisive factor is the balanced relationship between the water-side output of the heating output in the direction of the buffer storage and the room air’s output. About 25% of the room-side output is entirely sufficient for sufficient heating of the rooms in which the pellet stove is installed.
When Is A Pellet Central Heating Combination Suitable?
A pellet stove that is not connected is, like a log wood stove, primarily designed for heating individual rooms. In old buildings, the output is often insufficient to guarantee constant and even heating of all rooms. However, in the case of renovations, expanding the existing heating system with a pellet stove in conjunction with solar collectors offers advantages.
For low-energy houses, a pellet stove with a sufficiently large buffer store connected with the central heating system is particularly suitable, as the stove’s output is in a good relationship to the heat demand. In this case, central heating is only required for the colder days of the transition periods and the winter months (or pure hot water preparation).