United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of ...Read More
exactly what we needed. Purchased this last year, wish I had done so years sooner. We have an all electric house with no access to natural gas, after incurring a $1200.00 electric bill in december of last year I purchased and installed this model. Seen mixed reviews on it but made the leap. This has been the best purchase I have made for my home. The following electric bill after having this in for the entire month was back down to the $275 range. I live in central Ohio and last year was a bad winter. We did burn a lot of pellets, approx $360 worth for the month so we still seen a big savings, over$500 for the month. The only draw back that I know of on this unit is getting the burn rate down. It is set high from the factory and at the lowest setting our house still sits at around 82 degrees. You have to call USSC to have them walk you through getting it set. We had did this last year but it still needs reduced. My house is approx 2800sf and three levels including the basement where the unit is placed. Walk out Basement gets VERY warm! Would purchase again. Have seen reviews about being noisy? May be if it were in the same room but as far as I am concerned it isn't bad at all. I tied into my existing return duct work for my furnace so my whole house fan will pull in the heat and push through the house since my fan is much larger that the fan this unit is equipped with. My existing unit is a five ton heat pump to give you an idea. Hope this helps and good luck beating old man winter!
A great little heat maker. We installed this stove a month ago and have been using it in 45 down to 10 degree weather. Our home is 2700 sq. ft. with about 1400 of that as the main living area that gets direct heat fron the stove. With the main furnace blower set to "random circulate" this little stove is a power house. It keeps the main area an average of upper 70's while the far reaches of the house is in the mid 60's. We haven't had it opened up to full burn yet because it would run us out of the living room. It's amazing how little fuel this stove uses. This way more efficient than the old Fisher I grew up with in the 1970's.
Efficient Stove. I bought this stove three years ago and have been pretty satisfied with the stove once I learned how to use it. I recommend burning 15% moisture content wood or less in the stove as the efficiency depends on how quickly you can get the stove up to the combustion temperature. You can't burn a low smoldering fire in this stove or else you'll have huge creosote problems. It's designed to burn smoke and wood.
Awesome Stove. I am into my third heating season, Last year and this year brutal -0 degree temps. My House is 1900 sf and is toasty warm when the stove is burning. It is very efficient i burned just over three full cord of mixed hard wood and some poplar. If you are looking for a reasonable cost and efficient stove this is it.
God Bless American Made. Installed the 2000 myself in my family room. I have a 2200 sq/ft bi-level and this baby heats the whole thing. Since this is my first time with a wood stove we have been cranking the fires and our electric heat pump has not turned on once all winter. The past two months have been brutally cold in Eastern Pennsylvania, and with this stove I have cut my electric bill by 3/4. The only thing about this stove that is a little off is the ash drain plug is too far to the left in the fire box. When I clean out the ashes some will miss the catch pan. I love this stove and would recommend it to anyone who will listen to me talk about it. God Bless American Made Products!!!
Good Overall, Solid Heat Source. I've had this stove for about 2-3 years give or take a month or two in an un-insulated farm house. During the cold spell in my area last winter it kept us warm and comfy with no problems. It definately puts out heat! Be careful with older houses and wiring. Thought my ignitor was going bad, but it ended up being a bad connection in my basement via a junction box that had been put in sometime in the past. I'm thinking it was a latent issue and the draw of the stove just brought it out. I fixed that and no more issues. Only draw-backs with this unit, in my opinion, is how loud it is when running (mentioned in other reviews) and the fact that there isnt a way to hook it into a duct system that I saw. I have an old and large house so air movement had to be accomplished through fans and floor vents. Also, make sure to have help when moving it. It is very very heavy! Overall solid product though.
Excellent pellet stove. Purchased this stove 5 year ago. Worked beautifully, heats my house with no issues. Recently the igniter broke and I was using gel to start it. That got to be troublesome. Had igniter replaced and I should have stuck with the gel.. . also I wish there was a battery backup so when the power goes out I don't have to worry about hooking up the generator. Things break, I would definitely recommend this stove.
Great Price and Performance. I purchased our 5500M in 2013. Two winter heating seasons in and this baby keeps us toasty. We run it as our primary heat source to keep our electric bill from skyrocketing. Usually keep it on setting number 1 and it keeps the house at a perfect 70-72 degrees on days that are high 20's. Really cold nights (teens and single digits) we set it on 2 and it makes it comfortable. Unlike the expensive units this baby burns every pellet you put in it. Of course low quality pellets produce less BTUs but the 5500M even keeps the worst pellets burning. Sometimes you have no choice but to buy what is available. Our house is smaller than 2200 sq/ft so this unit can get the place real hot. But you should ALWAYS install heating or AC that will be more than you need.
Love the Stove. The only con I have is that my 5500m is way too loud. I had asked the sales person if it was loud and they said no. I have to turn my tv up the stove is 20 feet away and it just about drives me up the wall. Nothing worse than having a loud stove and a loud tv.. Other than the loudness, its great, love the hopper capacity and the asthetics of it.
United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of Chattanooga. Their parts department, engineering, and testing lab is located across the street from the corporate offices, where their call center is located. Manufacturing is located in Bridgeport, Alabama, about 7 miles from the main campus. They also have a plant is Eugene, Oregon and two smaller plants in Tennessee.
History. Wetter Manufacturing of Memphis, Tennessee (1864) and Perry Stove Works of Albany, New York (1869) are the two companies that make up what is now United States Stove Company. Perry had an abundance of natural resources like limestone, iron ore and coal and easy access to railway and water transportation. After a deadly boiler explosion in 1888, they sold to Wetter who combined their foundry with its own in St. Louis, both producing heating stoves and cooking ranges. In 1926 they reorganized as United States Stove Company.
For 37 years starting in 1937, three-quarters of the company’s volume was through Sears, mainly coal and wood kitchen ranges. In 1963, the “Franklin Fireplace” was designed to heat homes more efficiently, and by 1981, USSC was producing over 500 Franklin Stoves a day.