Question: Is there a difference between hardwood and softwood pellets? What pellet is best to use in a Comfortbilt pellet stove?
Answer: Pellets can differ greatly between qualities and brands, but typically a softwood pellet will burn a bit hotter and produce more ash, so more airflow may be needed.. This may also mean that cleaning and maintenance are needed more often. A good quality pellet that has been stored in a cool, dry place is most important. The more information about the pellet that is posted on the bag, typically means the manufacturer is proud of that pellet. (BTU output, fines/dust content, moisture content, ash content, etc…) Look for a pellet that has a low moisture and ash content, and a higher BTU output. Both hardwood and softwood pellets will work in a ComfortBilt stove.