Statistical information was taken from:
'Options to Reduce Emissions from Residential Wood Burning Appliances
Canadian Government Discussion Paper of July 30, 2002'


Table 6: Net efficiency (%) of various wood heating appliances

Note: Net efficiency rests on combustion efficiency and heat transfer efficiency.




 Aside from the obvious savings

by heating with an efficient Paromax pellet stove, it also means that a charge of fuel will last longer and there is less unwanted exhaust gases and particulate.


In other words:
* More heat for you dollar
* Better for the environment
* Less time cleaning out ash
* Add fuel less frequently




 Paromax has an EPA certified pellet stove (not exempted). Other pellet stoves have an EPA exemption which is allowed since they use high air to fuel ratios (normally 35 lbs of air to 1 lb of fuel). This allows their high amount of particulate levels to be distributed over more air, allowing for this exemption.


The Paromax 'Gas-a-fire' burn system uses 10 lbs of air to every 1 lb of fuel and still maintains low particulate levels which means that's it's far more efficient). Furthermore, there is more heat going to you, and far less (up to 50%) going out the exhaust!



Type of Stove

Net Efficiency (%)

Conventional wood stove


Catalytic wood stove


Non-certified pellet stove

33.4% to 70.5%

Paromax Certified pellet stove


Masonary heater

54% to 65%