No, you do not need a traditional stone or brick chimney in order to install a pellet stove in your home. With that said, pellet stoves do require specific venting. To learn more about the code requirements for your area, contact your nearest authorized Harman dealer.
Do you need a chimney for a pellet stove?
Venting: Unlike wood stoves, pellet stoves do not need a chimney and can be vented out through a side wall. Many homeowners are able to install pellet stoves themselves as well. Pellet stoves can be hooked up to existing chimneys.
Can you install a pellet stove in a chimney?
If youve got a new pellet stove and an existing masonry chimney, you can probably vent the stove through the chimney and save yourself the trouble of installing a through-the-wall vent. However, using a masonry chimney to vent the stove requires some preparation and some additional materials.
Can a pellet stove be vented through the roof?
Venting is an important component of all stoves. And wood, gas, and pellet stoves have different venting systems. For instance, wood-burning stoves will always be vented through the roof of your house, but pellet-burning stoves can be vented vertically through the roof, or horizontally through the wall to the outdoors.
Can I replace my wood stove with a pellet stove?
Pellet stoves can also have minimal installation and not much different than installing a wood stove. You would also have similar costs for a wood burner install if paying a company.