At first glance, pellet stoves may look like wood-burning stoves, but the similarities end there. Pellets are made from biomass that might be wood or a variety of other products such as cherry pits and corn. They have on-board computers that control the flow of pellets into the burning chamber so that a constant, moderate flame is produced. They can be closer to walls and other combustibles than wood stoves because they don’t get as hot, and their flues don’t need to be as wide. To find out more about these unusual appliances and how to inspect them, check out our new article on pellet stoves for inspectors.