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Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts Tax Credit Expiring Soon - Seekonk

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Homeowners may qualify for a federal tax credit for making improvements or installing pellet or wood burning stoves or fireplace inserts in order to boost the energy-efficiency of a home.

If you haven't already claimed a tax credit of $500 or more for eligible home improvements, then you may be able to take advantage of the tax credit before the end of the year. Keep in mind, the improvements must be done to your primary home and the size of the credit depends on the type of improvement.

The tax break applies to 10% of the materials and labor costs, up to a maximum of $300 each, of certain energy efficient home improvements such as biomass stoves (wood stoves or pellet stoves) and fireplace inserts that meet specific energy-efficient guidelines. The items must meet specific energy-efficient requirements to qualify.

If you are interested in a more energy efficient home and reducing home heating bills, then a new wood or pellet burning stove or wood burning fireplace insert, or a pellet stove insert could be the answer.

Time is running out, if you would like to take advantage of the tax credit for energy-efficient upgrades, you have until the end of the month.  The tax credit expires on December 31, 2013. Taxpayers who purchase biomass stoves that use wood or wood pellets can receive a credit up to  $300.

For more information on the tax credit and to find energy-efficient heating products, contact the Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk.

Another Reason to Buy a Stove or Insert - $300 Biomass Stove Tax Credit - Seekonk

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 05, 2013

There is more than one reason why now is the perfect time to consider your home heating for this winter. If you have been paying too much to heat your home during the winter months, wood and pellets burning stoves and inserts make your home heating much more efficient. Biomass stoves and inserts are those that burn either wood or pellets and this is a cheaper, warmer way to heat.
Rather than replace an entire heating system, which can be costly, you can heat the rooms in your home that tend to stay “drafty” and cold all winter long by adding a wood burning stove or fireplace insert.
Wood burning stoves, pellet stoves or fireplace inserts are an easy, beautiful, inexpensive way to heat those cold rooms in your home. Pellet stoves are even easier because they can be installed on any exterior wall and vented to the outside. Biomass stoves and inserts perform dependably year after year, giving you the energy efficiency you need to heat your home.

Wood and pellets stoves and stove inserts burn cleaner than fossil fuels and of course, are not subject to fluctuating fuel prices all season long. Models range from traditional styling to more elegant styles to modern lines and lots of glass for easy viewing. Wood and pellet stoves and inserts are a beautiful investment for your home.

Additionally the federal tax credit on all biomass stoves or inserts that are 75% or more efficient has been reinstated. This is a tax credit for qualifying biomass burning stoves and inserts. This is a 10% tax credit of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass stove or insert purchased before December 31, 2013.

For more information, contact The Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk.

Pellet Stoves and Stove Inserts - Heat your Home for Less - Seekonk

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall is here, school has begun and the winter is projected to be colder than average with more precipitation than normal. Are you ready to heat your home this winter? Most existing heating systems do not adequately heat our homes. In fact, most homes have significant cold spots leaving you with two options, turn up the heat or put on another layer. Not anymore. Pellet stoves and stove inserts are the perfect solution to adding more heat to your favorite room.

With pellet stoves and inserts you get consistent, efficient, easy heat making the cold rooms in your home cozy. And, pellet stoves can be installed in any room with an outside wall because they can be vented through a small hole in the wall right to the outside. This makes installation easy and less expensive than stoves or inserts that use any other fuels.  The heat that is generated from pellet stoves and pellet stove inserts is similar to wood heat. However, it is cleaner, more economical and easier to use.

Pellet stoves look like a wood stove but they burn wood pellets. Pellet stoves and stove inserts are very efficient, 80% to 90%. They also produce a heat output that is 4-5 times higher than wood. Pour a self-contained bag of pellets into the hopper and you will be warm for hours. It couldn’t be easier or more efficient.

And when you buy in the beginning of September, you avoid the rush and you will have your pellet stove or insert installed faster.  If you purchase a pellet stove before December 31, 2013 you are also eligible for a $300 federal tax credit.

Contact Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk to see what pellet stove is right for your home.

Premium Grade Residential Pellets for Your Pellet Stove

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2013

More and more homeowners are heating their homes with pellet stoves for a more economical way to heat. Pellet stoves use renewable energy and cost much less for better heat.  Now is the time for homeowners to consider their heating options and, if they already own their pellet stoves, it is also time to place your pellet order. The type of pellet you buy does make a difference.

Energex wood pellets are a premium grade wood pellet fuel that is used for residential pellet stoves and boilers. These pellets are designed also to work well in woodstoves and fireplaces, multi fuel stoves and inserts and in wood stoves that are fitted with a pellet fuel basket.  

With Energex you can order either hardwood and softwood varieties of pellets. Both types of pellets are made from clean sawdust that is free of additives and bark.

Energex wood pellets exceed the premium grade standard  for pellet fuel specified by the Pellet Fuel Institute. In fact, the softwood pellets are designed to burn hotter and have been tested to yield a BTU value averaging between 8300 to 8500 BTUs per pound. Their average ash content is less than 1% and moisture content is 5% to 6%.

The pellets are packaged in sealed in 40 pound plastic bags and palletized for a tight, weather resistant product. These bags of pellets are easy to store, transport, and use, this is just another reason why pellet stoves are becoming more and more popular.

Please contact Fireplace Showcase for more information on Energex Pellets in Seekonk. Delivery is available.

$300 Tax Rebate on Wood and Pellet Stoves - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 01, 2013

Yes, it is only August, but have you given any thought to heating your home this winter? If you have been thinking about upgrading your stove or  insert or adding a pellet or wood stove or insert to you home, now is the time to consider your options.
At Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk, MA we offer all styles of wood burning stoves, pellet stoves, pellet stove inserts, and wood fireplace inserts. But right now, you can get up to $300 in a tax rebate on all qualifying biomass stoves or inserts.
Benefits of heating with biomass

What is biomass? Stoves and stove inserts that heat with either wood or wood pellets are considered biomass heaters. Wood and pellets are renewable energy. Pellets are made from wood scrap and are a growing source of heat in Massachusetts. Biomass is desirable to homeowners because they are not fossil fuels, so homeowners are not dependent on fluctuating fuel prices.

Additionally, biomass heat means the money you spend on heating your home stays local. Most states don’t truck firewood over state lines and many New England states have their own pellet factories. If the pellets are made out of state, they often use wood and trees harvested right here.

Wood stoves and inserts and pellet stoves and inserts are a more economical way to heat your home as well. In the fall you place your pellet or firewood order, and you are done paying for your heat for the winter. No surprises, no fluctuating costs, no unbearable heating bills.

What’s more? If you install a biomass stove or insert in your home in 2013, you could receive up to $300 in a tax rebate. Buy now and avoid the rush.

  • The tax credit gives you 10% of expenditures up to a $300 credit .
  • You must install the stove by Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Save receipts and labels.
  • Installation costs are covered.

For more information, contact Fireplace Showcase. Don’t forget, tax free weekend is coming up too August 10 and 11. So come on in if you want to double your tax savings.

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