Yes, you can. You will need to use a wood pellet stove that
is designed to be an insert for a fireplace. There are also
decorative panels that can be used between the insert and the
fireplace opening. *Please keep in mind that inserts are designed
for specific types of fireplaces, either masonry or metal. Please
check with the manufacturer of the stove to be sure of which
kind you would need.
Wood pellet stoves can be installed closer to combustible
surfaces than regular wood burning stoves. Though freestanding
stoves offer greater installation choices, it must be placed
on a non-combustible floor protector.
Cleaning of the stove is easy. Cleaning consists of emptying
the tray usually weekly or monthly depending on the stove.
Many pellet stoves have automatic starters and thermostats
to help regulate the heat.
Great for the environment! Our pellets are made from waste
products of sawmills and other wood processing facilities. It
is also known as Biomass. No new trees are cut to make the pellet
and the woods natural glue (lignin) holds the pellet together.
Easy, clean storage. No more dirt and bark everywhere. Less
space is needed to store the pellets than regular stove wood.
The wood pellet stove exterior is much cooler because the
burn is more controlled by burning at a higher temperature,
which is great for folks that have pets and young children.
The stoves are efficient enough that almost no smoke or
creosote is produced.
The exhaust is barely hot, which allows the stove to be
inserted almost anywhere without a masonry chimney, all you
need is a tin metal liner.
**A little off topic, livestock farms use wood pellets because
they are much drier and will typically absorb more than regular
livestock bedding. In turn it reduces the amount of manure that
is generated by farms.