Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Pellets are a type of solid fuel obtained in as a result of processing wood sawdust, rural waste farms and peat. This is a relatively cheap raw material that allows receive enough heat for heating in places where there is no gas pipeline. For fuel combustion, pellet boilers are used, having a special burner inside, on which are located granules. Fuel is supplied manually or from the hopper. There are models with automatic operation and mechanical adjustment. Rating the best pellet boilers based on owner reviews and characteristics of the equipment will help to understand the benefits and the shortcomings of the most popular models and choose the right one.
- Rating of the best pellet boilers
- Heiztechnik Q BIO DUO 35
- Kiturami KRP 20A
- ACV ECO Comfort 25
- ZOTA Pellet 15S
- Teplodar Kupper OK 20 with a pellet burner
- Pelletron 40 CT
- Ferroli SFL 3
- Stropuva S20P
- Bourgeois-K MODERN-12
Rating of the best pellet boilers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best pellet boilers||1||Heiztechnik Q BIO DUO 35||204 500 rub.|
|2||Kiturami KRP 20A||237 900 rub.|
|3||ACV ECO Comfort 25||209 000 rub.|
|4||ZOTA Pellet 15S||139 990 rub.|
|5||Teplodar Kupper OK 20 with a pellet burner||91 018 rub.|
|6||Pelletron 40 CT||19 990 rub.|
|7||Ferroli SFL 3||67 357 rub.|
|8||Stropuva S20P||90 000 rub.|
|9||Bourgeois-K MODERN-12||64 000 rub.|
Heiztechnik Q BIO DUO 35
The first place in the rating among pellet boilers is occupied by the apparatus from Italy. The model is proudly called DUO, because in its design there is a double firebox. It increases the amount of warm air acting on the heat exchanger, therefore, the efficiency of burned the pellet is 88%. In addition to a pellet burner, the model has steel grate, allowing to lay firewood on it. This is very practical in case of power outage when it stops automatic pellet feeding – work in the house will support heat by hand. Owners in reviews like that thanks HT-tronic 500V module can be configured to operate automatically and not interfere in the process for 3-12 days. This is facilitated by spacious hopper for 300 liters.
Our experts awarded the pellet boiler first place in the ranking for several indicators at once. The model is characterized by increased safety, because it has a fire extinguishing system in the bunker, if the flame accidentally gets there. The leader is also in the power of 35 kW, which is enough to heat a house with an area of 120 to 350 m². Water-filled grate is easier to clean because they have profile form, not tubular.
- microprocessor control;
- you can set up automatic operation without intervention person up to 12 days;
- Efficiency 88%;
- spacious hopper for 300 l;
- convenient display for entering settings and rubberized touch buttons.
- high price;
- takes up a lot of space due to dimensions of 159x70x71 cm (without bunker);
- difficult to transport due to weight of 556 kg.
Kiturami KRP 20A
The second place ranking is occupied by the South Korean brand. Pellet the boiler has a capacity of 30 kW and is suitable for heating large houses up to 300 m². The model heats the water in the heat exchanger from 50 to 85 degrees. When overheated, a thermal protective the valve and the boiler system is supplied with cold water from the water supply, immediately eliminating the threat of equipment failure. Bunker holds up to 250 l of pellets and features a convenient funnel for loading (located on the side of the burner, therefore the service is convenient). Behind an hour of operation, a pellet boiler can burn up to 5 kg of fuel. Users in the reviews note the convenience of auto ignition and fast heating thanks to a blower fan. To support the heat exchanger is clean there is a vibration cleaning function.
We included the product in the rating due to silent operation. Boiler insulated with a special material that absorbs combustion sounds fuel and the work of mechanics. Two circuits in the system allow use it for heating a house and heating water on bathing.
- Efficiency 92%;
- hopper for 250 l;
- automatic diagnostics;
- room thermostat;
- overheat protection.
- there is no circulation pump in the design;
- high price;
- weight 317 kg complicates transportation;
- no indication of heating.
ACV ECO Comfort 25
In third place is the pellet boiler from Belgian manufacturer. This is a 25 kW installation, which enough to heat a house up to 200 m². It acts inside 97 l small copper heat exchanger. It allows faster heat up water and transfer heat through pipes. More expensive competitors in the ranking have heat exchangers of 120 liters or more. Pellet boiler ignition occurs automatically when pressed buttons. Power is continuously adjustable, which is convenient depending on season. The walls of the furnace are made of steel, 5 mm thick, which is not allow them to burn out in the next 10-20 years. Owners in reviews share that the hopper is universal in mounting and can be fixed both on the right and on the left side of the boiler, and this facilitates installation.
In our opinion, the product has earned a place in the ranking of the best, as the most not picky quality pellet. Although there is a restriction on granule size, but even industrial pellets, because the burner is made of thick cast iron and not burns out from sticking fuel particles.
- hopper for 240 l;
- simple connection to the heating system through the pipe on 1 inch;
- a small volume of coolant 97 l rather warms up;
- thermal insulation of the casing reaches a thickness of 3 cm;
- forced air supply to the closed combustion chamber.
- large dimensions of 1542x980x1217 mm;
- empty boiler weight 430 kg;
- a closed combustion chamber will not allow heating wood;
- Only suitable for pellets, with a diameter of 8 mm and a length of 30 mm.
ZOTA Pellet 15S
The fourth place in the rating of the best pellet boilers belongs Russian model with a capacity of 15 kW. The equipment has control panel with display and touch buttons. In addition to installation the amount of fuel and air supplied to the furnace can be automated manage 5 pumps that pump coolant. It’s comfortable for a large house with an area of 150 m². Users in reviews are sharing, that the boiler considers and saves in memory the amount of missed fuel, and this allows you to calculate how many pellets you need for the next year for heating. You can heat it like hardwood pellets, so with conifers. The boiler also has an open combustion chamber, therefore, in case of turning off the light and stopping automation, open the firebox and keep the coolant temperature normal firewood.
Our experts rated the boiler because of the special shape of the burner. Due to the specific design, combustion occurs mainly in the upper part, which protects the auger from burnout. Optionally, a GSM module can be connected to the boiler, allowing manage power-on and settings remotely, for example from work or from a vacation destination.
- air supply adjustment;
- display with touch buttons;
- the height of the hopper is adjustable screwed leg;
- smooth change of power;
- connection to the panel of circulation pumps up to 5 units.
- weight 333 kg;
- inconvenient size of a branch pipe for connection of heating – 2 inches;
- 1 year warranty;
- not designed for pressure in the pipe over 3 atm.
Teplodar Kupper OK 20 with a pellet burner
The fifth place ranking is the pellet boiler from the Russian manufacturer “Teplodar”. The power of the device is 20 kW and it suitable for home with an area of 200 m². Design feature is the installation of the burner in place of the ash door. When short-term power outages in the furnace can be thrown firewood through the open hatch of the combustion chamber. If the light went out on a week or more (a serious breakdown on the line), then the burner it is dismantled and the boiler is fully used as a solid fuel. The efficiency of the model is 88%. Owners in reviews like the vertical shape of the boiler (the hopper is attached not from the side, but from above), which allows you to save space in the boiler room.
We noted the pellet model in the rating due to the availability of electric heater for 6 kW. It promotes accelerated heating. coolant during cold starts (when the entire system is not heated). Another heating element can be used for maintain water temperature to save pellets (warm up coolant pellets and switch to electricity). It’s practical for regions where there are difficulties with fuel delivery.
- saving space in the boiler room;
- powerful internal fan;
- easy to convert to solid fuel;
- outside remains almost cold thanks to basalt isolation.
- inconvenient hatch for loading pellets;
- only one circuit – for heating;
- thermostat is not included;
- the boiler legs are not adjustable in height – if the floor is uneven put something on.
Pelletron 40 CT
This place ranking takes another model from the domestic manufacturer. The pellet boiler is endowed with a capacity of 40 kW, which surpasses even the leader of the TOP, but the unit loses due to lack of automation. The boiler must be operated manually – mechanically set the opening angle of the airlock in the combustion chamber and volume of air supplied. But users like economical consumption – in 1 hour of operation, the boiler burns up to 230 g of pellets. Of stock 320 liter hopper lasts for several days. Fuel granules fall into the furnace due to its own weight, without the participation of pushers and other elements, which increases the reliability of the process. Efficiency pellet aggregate is 92.5%. For fire protection model has a fire extinguishing valve.
The pellet boiler was rated due to the presence of a smoke exhaust. it allows you to use it without an expensive high chimney, and with only a short pipe to remove combustion products outward from premises. Practical such a design in houses surrounded by high buildings, which would reduce natural traction.
- affordable cost;
- easily removable torch for easy cleaning;
- suitable for rooms with an area of 400 m²;
- convenient hopper for filling pellets.
- mechanical regulators of fuel and air supply;
- no display;
- only one circuit.
Ferroli SFL 3
In seventh place TOP is the Italian pellet boiler. is he assembled from cast iron plates laced with metal studs. The case is decorated with sheet metal. Fuel supply manually through an open combustion chamber. Pellets are poured into the furnace on the grid with grate. So that they do not get enough sleep, it is provided safety fence. Optionally, the boiler can be converted to automatic feeding of pellets, but this requires additional attachments. Pellet unit suitable for heating up to 190 square meters m² Small heat exchanger, 26 l, warms up even faster due to the U-shape, covering the combustion chamber with three parties. The Italian manufacturer provides a guarantee for the boiler 3 of the year.
According to our experts, the product should be rated in view of cast iron heat exchanger. Unlike other models that have copper or steel circuit, here the element will withstand elevated temperature and is not subject to fouling of the film, worsening heat transfer. Another model with dimensions of 940x510x520 mm is more compact their competitors.
- 3 year warranty;
- heat exchanger holds 26 l;
- 48 liter loading chamber allows filling it and not drop in a few hours;
- affordable price.
- no hopper and automatic feed system (purchased separately);
- Efficiency 79%;
- weighs 193 kg.
The eighth place in the ranking is for goods from Lithuanian Stropuva brand. The model has a power of 20 kW and is suitable for heating area of the house up to 200 m². The unit operates on a single circuit scheme, but optionally you can connect a boiler to the chimney indirect heating. The pellet boiler operates with a programmer, located on the left side of the case. To increase traction outlet fan. It is allowed to burn in the furnace as pellets, so and firewood, and the length of the latter is allowed up to 45 cm, which is like owners in the reviews. To prevent accidental heat loss from the firebox, the model is equipped with powerful lock handles.
We added the pellet boiler to the rating as the most compact. Although the unit is not small, but due to its cylindrical shape takes up little space on the floor, so it’s suitable for a boiler room 1.5 m² Another manufacturer offers seven color options. cases, from olive to red, which is convenient for selection interior in case the boiler is installed in the kitchen or bathroom the room.
- automatic discharge of excess pressure;
- simple connection to the heating circuit through the pipe, diameter 32 mm;
- autonomous burning up to 31 hours;
- pressure gauge on the body.
- Designed for system pressure not exceeding 1.5 bar;
- there is no automatic feeding of pellets and hopper;
- weight 235 kg;
- steel heat exchanger.
The ninth place in the rating was awarded to the Russian pellet boiler with open combustion chamber. Fuel is fed through the hole, dimensions 190×190 mm. The thermal power of the unit is 12 kW, which enough for heating a standard private house with an area of 120 m². Pellets are laid in the furnace in a large batch to the top and autonomously burn up to 8 hours. Power adjustment is primitive Thus, by opening the lower hatch for the passage of air and reducing the throughput of the water circuit. Model efficiency is 82%. The heat exchanger can withstand pressure up to 4 atm. Heat coolant is possible up to 95 degrees, and the gas temperature in the chimney reaches 190 degrees, so installing a boiler is beneficial indirect heating.
The main advantage of the boiler is its affordable price. Besides pellets can heat the room with firewood, 55 cm long, which like users in the reviews. The unit is thought out safety: the door of a fire chamber is equipped with a pusher shifting heat deeper, and the hatch of the ash box is trimmed with a gasket to prevent gas return
- there is an emphasis on the door, pushing the heat deeper;
- ash box with drawer;
- attractive price;
- pressure gauge and automatic relief of excess pressure;
- the ash compartment door is finished with a non-combustible sealant.
- primitive design;
- manual adjustment of air flow (opening the hatch below);
- no fan;
- no pellet feed hopper.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.