Good things come in small packages and the Vogelzang VG5770 is no exception. This space saving pellet heater brings a full sized heating appliance into a small package making it a great fit for your home. It is a fully automated pellet stove with automatic ignition and easy access top mounted controls. It has a 60 Lb. hopper to help extend burn times and reduce the time spent refueling the stove. This simple design and close clearance tolerances make this model easy to install and a welcomed addition to any home. It comes with a remote control and is ready for hookup to a wall mounted thermostat. The digital control panel has a easy to read digital temperature read out and soft touch buttons. Pellet heaters work by using a software driven control board to precisely deliver a pre-determined amount of fuel from the hopper into a burn chamber. An electric heating element, used only in startup, heats the pellets until they ignite. The combustion blower forces air through the burn chamber and once ignited, it provides an active combustion of the pellets resulting in very little ash. The exhaust and heat pass through one side of air chambers where on the other side, the variable speed room blower gathers the heat and distributes this through the room. This entire process results in a very clean burning, efficient heating machine for your home.