Proven design and technology come together in this beautiful pellet stove. Designed for moderately sized homes and condos, the 5040 comes with high end features such as remote thermostat hookups and simple to use control all packed into a neat little package that is perfect for smaller spaces. The digital control board has 4 heat settings and offers on/off or ultra low burn settings to give you up to 40 hours of burn time with up to 45 lb hopper. This is a classic stove design that is worthy of most any space in your home. 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.