Pellet stoves are a workhorse appliance. Pellet stoves burn compressed wood pellets, and utilize electricity and fans for combustion. Pellet stoves typically have 3” venting which comes out of the rear of the stove, and this tends to go up the outside of a home’s exterior wall to terminate at an elbow and cap. These fireplaces tend to create some noise as they generally use at least two fans, and their flame looks different than a typical wood burning flame. There are many moving parts in a pellet stove, and to generalize, most of the customers who buy a pellet stove tend to be willing to take on the project of cleaning, fixing, replacing parts, etc. These fireplaces require electricity to operate, and are power dependent.