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Give Your Fireplace a Whole New Look – Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Does your home have a traditional, open wood-burning fireplace that you don’t want or like to use? A new fireplace insert can give your existing fireplace a whole new look with choices that can be more efficient or convenient.

There are natural gas fireplace inserts, as well as fireplace inserts that are like wood stoves and pellet stoves.

Fireplace inserts are designed to go into existing fireplaces that meet the current standards of the Building Code.

Gas and wood burning fireplace inserts come in a variety of sizes and a variety of heat outputs. Basically with the gas units you can get anywhere from 17,000 BTUs up to about 40,000 BTUs. There is a difference in heating capacity from the low end to the high end inserts, you can heat from a 700 or 800 square foot home all the way up to a 1,800 or 2,000 square foot home.

A wood burning fireplace insert is basically a wood stove designed to fit inside your open fireplace, making your fireplace far more efficient. Depending on their size, wood-burning inserts can heat areas in the range of 1,000 to 1,200 square feet all the way up to about 3,500 square feet.

Some fireplace inserts can burn for six- to seven-hours and others can burn for up 10 hours.  There also are pellet-burning inserts, which are like having a pellet stove installed in an open fireplace.

Are you trying to decide what kind of insert may be suitable for your fireplace? The most important thing to consider is what you expect to get and what you need from the fireplace insert.

Is it just the esthetics and the look that you want, or do you want a functional fireplace insert that is going to be able to give you a lot of heat? At the same time, most of the gas appliances work in power outages, so they are a tremendous secondary heat source as well.

Wood burning fireplace inserts can work without power, but pellet stove inserts require electricity. You also may want to consider your lifestyle before making a decision.

Pellet or gas inserts are more convenient than wood. So, you should consider if you want- and have the time- to stack and cut firewood. Or do you just want to be able to push the button and have the fireplace come on?

For more information, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

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Buy a New Wood Stove or Insert on the Tax Free Holiday

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 03, 2011

August 13th and 14th is the Massachusetts Tax Free Holiday Weekend. This is the perfect time to shop for a new pellet or wood burning stove or fireplace insert.

Wood burning fireplace inserts can warm up a room and increase heating efficiency. Wood Inserts have closed insulated doors which slow down the fire and increase its temperature which results in increased energy efficiency. They also have added features like blowers, fans and thermostats. Together, they provide a good way to help lower utility bills as well as adding charm to any room.

Wood burning stoves provide warmth, charm, and efficiency and are a renewable source of energy. Wood burning stoves put out an efficient, comforting dry heat. Wood burning stoves look great in old and modern homes alike and are a great alternative to a standard fireplace. Wood burning stoves come in many styles and finishes and match any kind of décor.

At the Fireplace Showcase we carry a very broad selection of wood, and pellet stoves and inserts including models from Quadra-Fire, Napoleon, Monessen and Vermont Casting. Our showroom is the largest in the area as is our inventory. Also, we cater to both the home owner and the contractor.

You Haven't Seen Anything Quite like Our Featured Product: The Solaris

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Inspired by the setting sun, the Solaris see-through direct vent gas fireplace is the most innovative and unmatched hearth product in the industry. Featuring our patent-pending continuous levitating flames and transparent Razor(TM) burner, the Solaris is a contemporary and award winning fireplace on trend with consumer demands.

The Solaris
is available in two models. Solaris36-ST is the world's thinnest see-through fireplace with a levitating flame and transparent Razor burner. Solaris 36-MR is a two-sided fireplace featuring the infinity flame, which provides a 6-foot deep illusion of flame and lighting effects.

Featuring consistent panel colors, the Solaris gives drama and visual impact to the room. The infinity flame provides a 6-foot deep illusion of flame and lighting effects. The Solaris is ideal for commercial applications elevating the style and sophistication in any space. Easily installer in a 2" X 6" studded wall, the Solaris is the world's thinnest direct vent gas fireplace. The inspired 33" diameter of the Solaris is easily adaptable in any room.

One side is installed with a clean and simple trim ring where the continuous levitating flames become the focus. With 32 color combinations available, the Solaris offers a unique level of customization for a truly one of a kind, modern fireplace. Contact us today to learn more about the Solaris or any other of our fireplace products.

Vermont Castings Wood Burning Fireplace Offers Warmth and Comfort

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Have you ever been into a home in the winter and felt a sense of overwhelming comfort and joy? You probably have, and there's a good reason for that. If you haven't guessed yet, the actual item that made you feel so great was some type of fireplace, and the reason it had that effect was its power to evoke memories. Don't you want this to be the same with your home or apartment with Vermont Castings Wood Burning Fireplace.

The heat generated by a Vermont Castings remarkable Sequoia EPA wood burning fireplace is just the beginning. Meeting Washington state emissions standards, EPA Phase II certified and featuring clean-burn technology, the catalytic Sequoia can heat up to 2,500 square feet of your home as efficiently as a wood stove. It’s a new tradition in fireplace design and it’s only available from Vermont Castings.

Fortunately, fireplaces have only become more affordable as their technology has improved. Such as a popular new type, fireplace inserts which can be installed very quickly and are much less expensive than trying to buy an entire new mantel. The only downside to these is the fact that some people are not quite accustomed to the black cast iron look of them. Not to mention the traditional look and smell of a wood burning fireplace brings people more comfort, but the choice is entirely up to you, and we offer both types so feel free to contact us to inquiry about either type and let us warm your home this winter.

History and Information on the Big Green Egg Grill

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A keystone of backyard cookouts across the nation, the Big Green Egg barbecue is configured for amateur and master chefs who are serious about the caliber of their cooked meat. Based on ancient design precepts, the cooker uses dense ceramic walls with a build similar to that of an egg to hold in heat and reduce charcoal use. The manufacturers claim a 20 pound bag of charcoal will run the Big Green Egg for four to six months.

The modern and updated version is actually based on a 3,000 year old Nipponese cooker called the Mushikamado. When an American airline pilot brought the traditional engineering back to the United States, he dubbed it the Kamado. In 1974, BGE began producing outdoor barbecues based on the Kamado's design principle and ceramic structure. The Big Green Egg combines grilling, barbecuing, and smoking powers for any kind of meat, fish, or veggies. Mufflers allow for precise control of the temperature from 50 degrees to 750 degrees. Smoking occurs at low temperatures between 150 and 250 degrees, whereas barbecuing commonly is executed at much hotter temperatures.

Many barbecue lovers claim the grill produces juicier, more tender meat since the ceramic exterior holds in moisture better than metal grills. Like other grills, the Egg comes with a variety of grill sizes, from 13 inches in grill diameter to 24 inches in grill diameter. The cooker is designed to allow for easy lighting even with strong winds, as well as easy charcoal replenishment and removal. Contact us today should you have any questions regarding fireplace accessories or fireplaces in general.

Helping Out The Environment One Pellet Fireplace Insert At A Time

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

As the need to prevent the destruction of the environment rises. Environmentalists are trying to design appliances that may be beneficial to human and the environment, one of which is the nature-friendly fireplace, a pellet fireplace insert. Pellet fireplace inserts are made for pellet stoves, a heating device utilizing alternative energies such as compacted sawdust under pressure and biomass fuels.

How is this fireplace insert friendly to the environment? Firstly, it applies the principle of recycling of wastes because it uses pellets made from recycled wood scraps from wood manufacturers and furniture shops. In addition to reduction of wastes, it helps also in the improvement of the quality of air. It produces less smoke so the volume of smoke polluting the air will be lessened despite enjoying the warmth of fire from our fireplace. Next, it helps in the reduction of wastes in the sense that it produces a minimal volume of ash when burned. It makes the work of the cleaner easily also because of the lesser ash it produces.

So while you enjoy the warmth of the pellet fireplace insert you can also reassured knowing that it is also helping the environment. This is possible through a nature-friendly fireplace, the pellet fireplace insert. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about fireplace inserts or any other fireplace needs.


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