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MA Campaign to Replace Older Wood Stoves Kicks Off at Fireplace Showcase

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Wood burning stoves are a way for home and business owners to assert their energy independence by using wood pellets or logs as an alternative heating fuel.

But many of those stoves were early models designed in the 1970s and ‘80s and lack the energy efficiency and cleaner burning capabilities of later models.

The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito recently announced $450,000 in funding for the 2018 Woodstove Change-out Program that provides rebates to homeowners who replace older stoves with cleaner, EPA-certified models.

The announcement was made by state energy and environmental officials during a tour of the Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk owned by local businessman Randy Titsworth.

“The Woodstove Change-Out Program gives all Massachusetts homeowners access to affordable, highly- efficient, and clean heating systems,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton said.

Launched in 2012, the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

The program has so far helped replace 2,000 less-efficient stoves, according to MassCEC CEO Steve Pike.

“Through these rebates, Massachusetts residents will have access to clean heating systems that are EPA-certified, use less fuel, and provide cleaner air for our communities,” Pike said. “The Woodstove Change-Out Program has helped thousands of residents across the Commonwealth adopt clean, efficient heating technologies and we’re pleased to offer this program for another year.”

Standard rebates under the program range from $1,000 to $1,750, depending on the emission levels and type of stove purchased. Residents who meet certain income guidelines can qualify for rebates up to an additional $1,500.

States Sen. Paul Feeney, D-Foxboro, and state Rep. Steve Howitt, R-Rehoboth, were among officials present for Friday’s announcement.

Additional information about the program can be found at

For more information about the program or on the right wood stove for your home, contact The Fireplace Showcase.


Fireplace Inserts Provide Supplemental or Total Home Heating - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 14, 2014

While winter is inevitable, you can still be warm at home with the help of cast iron stoves and inserts. Fireplace inserts help ensure the best warm indoor temperatures in winter while adding to the aesthetic value of your home's interior.

Fireplace inserts in Boston, MA provide supplemental home heating even without electricity. This means that you can stay warm and comfortable in winter even when there is a power outage. Fireplace inserts come with controls that allow you to adjust with ease the amount of heat you want sent to your specific living space.

These inserts for fireplaces deliver safe home heating solutions with aesthetics also in mind. Not only will they brighten a room with the fire they give off but they also are made with stylish designs that enhance any decor. Fireplace inserts come in different styles and sizes so they can provide the right amount of heat for your home.

Control your warmth and comfort and enjoy high-efficiency heating this winter. Find a fireplace insert that fits your specific needs and personal style. For a wide selection of fireplace inserts and wood burning stoves, visit The Fireplace Showcase.

Wood Burning Stoves Minimize Home Heating Expenses During Fall and Winter - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 13, 2014

Your home heating bills during the cool fall and the cold winter months obviously increase. But by how much they increase can be up to you. There are numerous ways to conserve energy and save money during in the fall and winter; one is by using a wood burning stove.

Despite the extreme cold weather conditions that may occur this winter, your house can still remain cozy and comfortable. Wood burning stoves in Boston, MA will heat your home efficiently and they are also known for the unique ambiance that they add to the living area. A chimney and fire wood for fuel are all the stove needs to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors.

Wood burning stoves have been around for decades. They are a useful timeless piece of heating equipment. However, over those decades they have dramatically improved in beauty, efficiency and are more eco-friendly.

With wood stoves, even when the power goes out, you do not have to worry about home heating. Light the fire and the stove will continue to heat your home and keep you and your family warm even during winter storms and power outages. Nothing compares to the warmth and the sound of fire crackling as the heat surrounds your home, especially on a chilly winter night.

If you want to have sufficient and efficient home heat to keep you warm throughout the winter, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Sale on Vermont Castings Stoves – Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beat the chill and create warm memories by curling up next to a wood, gas or coal burning stove or fireplace insert.  Vermont Castings has been THE name in wood, gas and coal stoves for over 35 years. In New England, we want tradition and quality that will last. Vermont-made wood burning stoves answer the call for workmanship, quality and beauty.

Now through March 16th, you can save up to $400 instantly when you purchase a qualifying gas, wood or coal stoves or fireplace inserts from Vermont Castings.  It is not too late to add a beautiful stove to your home, there is plenty of winter left. By purchasing a wood, gas or coal stove now, you avoid the rush and you will be ready for next year.

As you know, we often need heat right through May. With a wood, gas or coal stove in your home, you can turn off the heat and still stay warm while you enjoy a warm, beautiful fire. From beautifully handcrafted cast iron to sleek steel, Vermont Castings stoves offer the latest innovations, outstanding performance and iconic style.

For over 35 years, Vermont Castings has been committed to providing beautiful products with iconic style and the best in heating efficiency. With today’s technology, we continue to offer thoughtfully and beautifully designed stoves and the latest innovations that answer your needs. With green manufacturing process to EPA certified models, Vermont Castings has you, your home and the environment in mind.

For more information on our Vermont Castings Sale, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts Add Ambience to the Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 15, 2012

The cold weather is here and so are the holidays. Wood stoves or fireplace inserts can be installed in your home in time for the December holidays. Add ambiance to your holiday parties, whether with family or friends, a wood burning stove or fireplace insert enhances the atmosphere of your home.

For your holiday get together , there is nothing better than a fire in your living room. But rather than an inefficient fire, improve the efficiency and beauty of your fireplace with a wood burning stove or fireplace insert. Containing the fire, allowing it to burn hotter, and forcing that hot air out into the room not up the chimney, stoves and inserts will better the way you heat your home; and change the way your enjoy your home.

With so many choices, colors and styles, you will be able to find a wood stove or fireplace insert to match your décor and enhance your holidays.

Contact Fireplace Showcase for more information on wood burning stoves and inserts.

Warm up Your Evenings Right Through Spring with a Wood Stove

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Interest in wood burning stoves has jumped recently because they have a reputation for being environmentally friendly as well as allowing home owners to “get off the grid”. Despite the mild weather, there is still no better time to buy a wood burning stove or insert.

On the Cape, chilly nights last well through the spring and often into the summer. Wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts can heat your home and bring relaxing warmth to your evenings. Not only will you save money with wood heat, you add a relaxing and comfortable ambience to your home.

Spring is nearly here which means we need to clear out the showroom. And while the weather has been mild, many homeowners are still interested in buying a wood stove or wood burning fireplace insert. But all types of products are on sale. Wood, gas and pellet stoves, inserts and fireplaces have been red tagged so we can sell them and restock.

Come on into Fireplace Showplace, see what wood stoves and inserts we have red tagged, and enjoy your evenings by heating with wood.

Take Advantage of the Home Energy Tax Credit

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 08, 2011

You only have a few more weeks to take advantage of the Home Energy Tax Credit. You have until December 31, 2011 to purchase your wood or pellet burning fireplace, wood or pellet fireplace insert, or a pellet or wood burning stove if you want to take advantage of this tax credit.

At Fireplace Showcase we have what you need to take advantage of this tax credit. If you buy a stove, fireplace, or insert that uses a renewable resource for fuel, you can take advantage of the tax credit. What is a renewable resource? Whatever burns firewood or wood pellets. The credit may not be as much as last year, but if you are thinking of buying a wood stove or fireplace insert anyway, why not take advantage of it?
Burning wood is one of the most romantic and beautiful ways to heat your home. Wood burning stoves, inserts and fireplaces can be very economical, while also offering the additional benefits of a beautiful flame, relaxing warmth, and a romantic ambiance.

Happy Holidays from Fireplace Showcase. Come in and save money before December 31.

How to Decide on a Wood Stove

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Have you considered heating with wood? In the Northeast, firewood is cheap and available, so wood heat can save you money. Not only do wood stoves give you a reliable source of heat even when the power goes out, it’s also a green option. Wood is a renewable resource.

But deciding which wood burning stove to buy can be tough. There is a huge range of options in sizes, styles and models. So how do you choose the best woodstove for your home?

Wood stove Dealers and Brands

Find a good stove dealer first, then select from that store’s stock. No one can tell you exactly what wood stove to buy; your personal preferences and lifestyle influence the final choice. But a good stove retailer can be a great resource. Look for one who has been in the business for a number of years, heats his or her home with wood, and has burning models in the showroom.
Pay attention to wood stove brands. The ideal stove is built by a company with at least 20 years’ experience because it’s more likely to honor the warranty and continue to carry replacement parts.

Contact Fireplace Showcase for help in deciding on a wood stove for your home.

Original article Mother Earth News

End your Day with a Relaxing Wood Stove or Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Temperatures at night have been dropping, the cold nights of Massachusetts are about to begin. Wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts can heat your home and bring relaxing warmth to your evenings.

Wood is an excellent, efficient, and attractive way to heat your home. Wood inserts and stoves by Napoleon and Vermont Castings are a cost effective way to heat your home.  But not only will you save money with wood heat, you add a relaxing and comfortable ambiance to your home.
A wood stove burns efficiently and beautifully and will add atmosphere to any room. Pretty soon the days and nights that call for a beautiful fire in your living room will be upon us.

Enhance the beauty of that old hearth with a wood burning stove or fireplace insert. Discover the warmth and beauty of a wood burning fire. Contact us at Fireplace Showcase.

Tax Free Weekend and an In-Store Sale Make it the Perfect Time to Buy Wood Burning Stoves and Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This weekend is a tax free weekend in Massachusetts, so now may be the best time visit Fireplace Showcase for our In-Store Only specials on wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts.

Many people ask us, “Are wood burning fireplace inserts more efficient than a traditional wood burning fireplace?”  If you have a wood fireplace and you want to save money and energy, a wood burning insert is a perfect solution.
Traditional fireplaces have very low efficiency ratings.  A fireplace insert is an easy and effective way to update the look of your home, but they are also very energy-efficient. They hold the heat inside the fireplace rather than let it escape up the chimney with the draft.

Massachusetts winters are almost synonymous with fires roaring in the living room. But these days, we want our fires to be more efficient and cost effective. Many of the wood burning stoves today have efficiency ratings higher than 80% so it is not difficult to see why wood stoves are so popular. With a modern EPA certified wood stove, a wood burning stove can be very efficient. With all the different styles along with efficiency, for many people a wood burning stove is not just a heating source but a focal point of the room.

So if you want to add beauty and functionality to your home, while making your home more efficient, visit us this weekend in Seekonk, MA for our Tax Free Weekend  In-Store only sale.

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