The pellet stove is an excellent alternative to electric heating, which has a heavy consumption in energy.
It is known as the modern, practical and efficient version of the traditional wood stove. Effectively, the pellets provide inarguable advantages:
The pellets are simply compressed pieces of wood. The smoke produced does in fact emit CO2 but almost 4 times less than electricity (33g of CO2 against 180).
Additionally, this type of wood heating system is eligible for tax rebates (in France : 15% for this type of stove + 25% in work packages), which makes for even more savings!
According to Hervé, director of Chalet Les Blancs at the Pra Loup resort, his stoves have been paid for themselves over two years: low maintenance + low cost consumables.
One of the only ecological and economical limitiations is the local production of these materials. It would be a terrible idea to bring the pellets over from the other side of France, but more and more regions have begun producing in sight of this growing market…
Translated from French by Holly Cooper Chima.
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|Les Bruyères d'Erquy||Cottages & furnished rentals, Hotels & guest houses||rural, mer||France||Yes|
|Le Clos des Capitelles||Hotels & guest houses||urbain||France||No|
|Solar water heater||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Windows / Walls out of recycled bottles||Construction and Lay out, Energy, Waste Management|
|Sheep’s wool insulation||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Solar dryer for laundry||Energy|
|Hemp insulation||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
carrément , rien de plus interessant au niveau chauffage que le poele à pellets , il n’y a même plus à le comparer au gaz ni au fioul