Pellet stoves are increasing in popularity and provide unique controllability for use as room heaters or as a complete central heating system when linked to your existing radiator circuit. Pellet availability is becoming more and more widespread in France and they provide a great reliable efficiency, and an economic alternative to wood.
Most pellet stoves require electricity which powers the pellet feeding mechanism from the stove's hopper to the burner. Many pellet burning stoves can be operated with a remote control and even offer the convenience of being controlled by a GPRS module via your mobile phone should you wish to turn your pellet burning stove on and heat the house before you get home.
Pellet stoves have timer programmes which start and stop your stove automatically giving you the practically of an oil or gas boiler, especially if your stove is powering your central heating system, but meanwhile being a cheaper alternative whilst using a renewable fuel source.