From the Forums: How About a Pellet Stove?

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environmental wakko writes:

Considering getting one of these but I have a few questions:
1) Would they cause less pollution to heat a room compared to heating with electricity (coal fired power plant).
2) I heard these require electricity to work. About how many Watts, or kWh per hour?
3) Is pellet supply really a big concern? I'm in Florida, if that makes a difference.
4) Can the exhaust go right up an existing chimney?

Any other things I should know or keep in mind?

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