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Five Great Accessories to have With Your Pellet Stove

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A Pellet Stove is an integral part of peoples homes so it's vital to keep it happy and healthy. Why not consider these top 5 accessories to keep your appliance looking great and operating properly all year round.

1. A vacuum specially built to reduce Ash
Despite the fact that these particular efficient stoves produce much less ash when compared with regular wood burning stoves  an ash vacuum will nevertheless be very handy. This machine is actually manufactured to get rid of warm or cold ashes safely and securely. It traps the fine particles, keeping it contained which means that it won't cover the room in your home. There are no bags to fill or empty, and since it's made of fire-retardant materials, there is no hazard of flames as there might be should you just tried to use some sort of ordinary vacuum.

2. Fireplace Device Kits
A kit may include things an individual would not make use of very often (like a poker) and things that will get heavy use (like a brush and shovel). Tool kits come in a wide wide variety of styles and finishes that look great next to your pellet stove. Purchase a kit especially if you opt against the ash vacuum.

3. Pellet Stove Cleansing Systems
Pellet stoves require to be cleaned on a yearly basis.  The most effective kind is really a rotary cleaner along with some sort of stiff, plastic brush which links to your power drill.

4. Pellet Hopper Extensions
Pellet stoves are generally enormously efficient appliances and make use of pellets very slowly. However, with a pellet hopper extension, you'll be able to make that slow burn last even longer. This kind of device could just about double the actual quantity of pellets a wood stove can carry, thereby doubling the days you can go not having having to stock up the fuel.

5. Warmer and Steamers
There are lots of stove top potpourri or scent warmers which take a seat upon the actual top of a pellet oven and infuse a home with wonderful aromas. The warmers come in numerous patterns as well as shades, and can generally use a variety of potpourri or liquid scents. Steamers are attractive forged iron or coated enamel pots which allow the water to warm on the pellet stove and release humidity into the surroundings. This makes life more comfortable for those living in the home.

Once you've actually gone on to select your own pellet stove, the opportunities are endless, it should be mentioned that whenever purchasing the pellet stove, that would be the best time to add upgrades to your unit. Contact us today to learn more about pellet stoves and our accessories we have.

One Stove That Can Meet All Your Heating Needs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For most people home heating is a necessity, and the traditional forms of heating are now for many simply unaffordable. Due to conflicts creating problems with fuel supply, and increasing global demand, the price of oil is generally increasing. There are several factors driving the rise in prices. The first is a limited supply of the resources, and year on year increase in demand.

Looking at this situation, Fireplace Showcase knows we need to diversify our sources of energy. Home and business heating for example is one area where we can make changes, with wood pellets and pellet stoves. Wood has been used for heating for thousands of years, but really burning logs is not a modern practical solution. Therefore processing the wood into wood pellets produces a modern fuel, which can be used automatically in a pellet stove.

A pellet burner is designed with an internal fuel hopper. This hopper can hold at least enough pellet fuel to run the stove for 12 hours. Hopper extensions are available, which can extend the running time of some pellet stoves up to a week. To remove the need to fill the pellet stove at all, it is possible to get a large external hopper fitted, which can feed the stove automatically. An external hopper can hold a years’ worth of fuel, you simply order a pellet delivery and a tank will fill the hopper.

The pellet stove can feed fuel automatically as well as start the fire on demand, running from a standard wall thermostat for example. Depending on what type of fuel you are running on, you may need to only empty the ash draw once a month. If you feel as though this is the right stove for you, or wish to know more information on pellet stoves contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.

Fireplace Showcase Web Coupons Are About To Expire!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 18, 2010

As you all may be well aware of, we have been having a special on certain items this month and had coupons on our site that you could print out and bring to our store. Most of the coupons are money saving coupons that can help you all out for the month of October.

Our coupons include $100 off any regular price stove that is regularly priced over $1,000. We also have coupons for $10.00 off any Chimney, wood stove and wood insert cleaning. Our third coupon is $20.00 off pellet stoves and inserts. Then our final money saving coupon is 10% off custom glass enclosures, gas logs, mantels and marble or granite enclosures.

These coupons are only good for this month, and time is running out folks! The offers expire on October 31st. Make sure that you all print out these coupons and cut them out and bring them to our location to save you money on your next purchase. If you have any other questions or concerns give us a call or contact us via email and we’ll be glad to help.

Lean, Green, Pellet Burning Machine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 01, 2010

The increase in greener supplies and appliances is greater than ever now. With the pollution of the air and Earth itself, old traditional appliances are going more environmental friendly. And here at The Fireplace Showcase we strive to satisfy our customers to the fullest. Our pellet stoves are relatively versatile appliances. They are self-igniting and cycle themselves on and off via thermostat. Some of our stoves, with automatic ignition, can be equipped with a remote control.

An advantage of a pellet stove is if properly cleaned and maintained they do not create creosote, the sticky, flammable substance that causes chimney fires. Pellets burn very cleanly and create only a layer of fine fly-ash as a byproduct of combustion. The grade of pellet fuel used affects the performance and fly-ash output. The premium grade pellets produce less than one percent ash, while low grade pellets produce up to three percent ash. Pellet stove users should be aware of the extra maintenance required with a lower grade pellet, and that inconsistent wood quality can cause serious effects to the electronic machinery over a short period of time.

Now you may be wondering, “what is pellet fuel?” well pellet fuel is made from compacted sawdust, wood chips, bark, agricultural crop waste, waste paper, and other organic materials. Some pellet fuel appliances can burn a wide variety of biomass fuels, including nutshells, corn kernels, small wood chips, barley, beet pulp, sunflowers, dried cherry pits, and soybeans. This makes The Fireplace Showcase’s pellet stoves one of the greenest fires producers out there.

Unlike wood stoves which operate exclusively on a principle of chimney draft, a pellet stove must use a specially sealed exhaust pipe to prevent exhaust gases escaping into the living space. Pellet stoves require certified double walled venting with a stainless steel interior and galvanized exterior. Because pellet stoves have a forced exhaust system, they have the advantage of not always requiring a vertical rise to vent. Like a modern gas appliance, pellet stoves can be vented horizontally through an outside wall and terminated below the roof line, making it an excellent choice for structures without an existing chimney.

Benefits of Wood Burning Pellet Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 05, 2010
Pellet Stoves and inserts are probably the easiest wood burning stove to operate. Typically, they only need to be loaded with wood pellets 1-2 times per day depending on the size of stove. Loading the pellets is a matter of pulling out the hopper and pouring the pellets from a bucket into the hopper area. Pellet stoves do not produce any smoke so you do not need to worry about "smoking out" a room and dealing with those issues. The exterior of the stove is very safe in a home setting. There is virtually no external heat on the outside of the stove as it's burning. Because of this, you can place the stove as close as a few inches away from the wall, plus it makes it safe for houses with children and pets.

Other Advantages include:

Because wood pellets are so condensed and are low moisture, the pellet burning process is very efficient. This also results in less harmful gasses being released into the air. Others may appreciate that wood pellets are the byproduct and not a primary product that is produced from recycled wood at sawmills and they usually come from sawdust, wood shavings and some forms of nuts. Of course the big advantage of pellet stoves is the costs of fuel. Pellets sell for $3 for 40lbs. Which can last up to two days depending on temperature and blower settings. There could be signifcant cost savings in your heating bill.

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