Pellet Stoves–A Cleaner, Greener Alternative to Wood Fires?

For those of you on the edges of your seats waiting to find out if we chose a gas stove, wood stove, or pellet stove insert for our wood burning fireplace, I’ll end the suspense: we went with the pellet stove. (Read my  wood fire post here and my fireplace insert post here.)  At first I was worried that a pellet stove insert would look strange in our 1924 house, but we found a model with a vintage feel to it.  Here’s what the fireplace looked like before:

fireplace before inserting the pellet stove in a 1924 house

(This photo is from last winter. Don’t worry; I haven’t hung up the Christmas decorations already!)