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Pellet Burning Fireplace Inserts

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Do you love the idea of burning wood, but hate the work required with maintaining a wood supply? Pellet fuel is the perfect compromise for an efficient fire, made with natural materials.

Pellets are made from recycled wood. Don’t worry about the messy storage or labor intensive splitting anymore, pellets come in easy to handle 40 pound bags that stack compactly and store conveniently.

Pellet inserts fit snugly inside of your existing fireplace to automate the burning process so that you can use your fireplace in a more efficient manner.

The heat from a pellet insert is easy to control. It’s all a function of the feed-rate of the pellets. The faster the pellets are fed through the appliance, the more heat into the home. Slower feed rates mean less heat and longer burn times from a load of pellets. Depending on the feed-rate, pellet inserts can burn for many hours without needing to be refilled.

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Simply fill up the hopper (a storage bin in the appliance) with pellets, set the easy to use controls and relax! This way, most of the heat produced by the insert will end up inside your home rather than wasted. Efficiencies of pellet inserts normally exceed 80%.

At Dubuque Fireplace and Patio we have many different colors, finishes and styles of pellet inserts. Traditional, or contemporary, we carry inserts that will meet all of your design requirements.


As a Dubuque Fireplace and Patio pellet stove customer, we would like to thank you by offering you the benefits of our Pellet Club!

Lock in your heating costs early before the heating season begins (if possible) and ask about the Pellet Club soon.

With efficiencies higher than cordwood, but still made from the same material, you can help the environment while you heat your home with a pellet fueled fireplace insert. Be sure to stop by our Dubuque, Iowa showrooms and see some of our pellet stoves in action.


Choosing Your Pellets

The pellets that these inserts use look similar to rabbit food, but are made from recycled wood pieces. Saw dust, bark, wood chips and wood shavings are compressed to form these pellets. During the manufacturing process, the moisture content is reduced to single digits. This greatly increases efficiencies and also helps pellets to burn more completely and much cleaner. There are two grades of pellets: standard and premium. The standard grade pellets can contain bark, scraps and additives which creates more ash when burned. These lesser quality pellets should be avoided if possible.

Premium grade pellets also vary in their efficiency. It’s best to look for pellets with a low ash content and high heat output.

If you have any questions pellets and pellet inserts, contact the specialists at Dubuque Fireplace and Patio! Give us a call at (563) 582-5156 or fill out our online contact form and an expert team member will promptly reach out to you!

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Dubuque Fireplace & Patio proudly serves the Dubuque tri-state area, including Dyersville IA, Guttenberg IA, Platteville WI, Apple Canyon IL, Galena IL, and Aiken IL.

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