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Heat Your Home With Renewable Fuel -- Pellet Stoves and Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019

Pellet stoves and inserts are increasingly popular and they are now getting a special spot in the living space. In days gone by, they were typically only utilized in the basement. Today, pellet stoves are placed in the main level of the house to provide comfortable and economical heat with great ambience.

Waste products of pellet stoves and pellet fireplace inserts stay out of the landfill. New inventions on renewable energy are being developed to resolve high heating charges which is a common household issue during frigid months. More homeowners are now smart to warm their homes for less by using renewable fuel source such as pellets.

Pellets are produced from wood scrap. Wood scraps are processed to turn into pellets which are packed in 40 lb bags and sold to the market. They are affordable as compared to other forms of fuel. Also, they are easy to use, transport and store in contrast with wood.

The advent of pellet stove or insert enables households to avail local renewable fuel that is affordable and readily available. It will help you reduce your energy bill while ensuring the warmth of your home in winter. To learn more about pellet stoves and inserts contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Best Gas Fireplace Inserts Improvements

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 20, 2019

Good news for all gas fire place lovers out there, there are major new innovations which dramatically improve fireplace efficiency and other benefits. Homeowners have increasingly choose gas-fueled fireplaces inserts for economy, efficiency, and for visual effects.

Gas Fireplace Inserts are designed to replace inefficient wood fireplaces with new and cleaner burning appliances placed inside of the existing fire place structure. Inserts are the most high-demand service that we provide.

Inserts are simply placed within your existing fireplace. They allow you to avoid expensive and inconvenient renovations when you seek to upgrade your home. Gas fireplaces inserts are incredibly convenient. Due to ease of use, they are popular for the purpose of zone heating. When you are zone heating, you turn off the central heating system and rely on other heat sources such as gas fireplaces.

Modern fireplace inserts has been improved and are much more efficient than older open fireplaces. You can add a blower to your gas fireplace. A lot of these appliances come with louvers in the front side, where you can easily add a blower. Not only are they easy to install, but they can also make the gas fireplace inserts more efficient. Hot air will be blown into your room in a better way.

Utility bills are lower when you can turn down the thermostat on a central furnace and use the gas fireplace as a supplemental heat source. Highly efficient natural gas fireplace inserts, for example, can heat up to 1,000 square feet of living space at low cost. In order for the inserts to work properly, an insert needs a proper chimney liner. A fireplace insert is like a wood stove that has been modified by its manufacturer to fit within the firebox of a masonry fireplace. Inserts are used to convert masonry fireplaces, which are inefficient and polluting, into effective heating systems.

Once you install a gas fireplace inserts, you will enjoy the ease of operation. They will last for 20-30 years when well maintained. The days of buying and splitting wood are over with your new gas insert. For more information about gas fireplace inserts, contact Fireplace Showcase.


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Why Upgrade To A New Gas Fireplace Insert

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 13, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Gas Fireplace Insert, Seekonk, MA

Did you know that you can transform your existing wood burning fireplace into an efficient room heating system by adding an insert? Adding an insert is a smart investment that is pure win-win. It will simultaneously keep you warm and slash your heating bills.

An insert installed by a factory-trained professional (to ensure proper venting and best efficiency results) will draft-proof an open fireplace while the unit's shell keeps heat in the room and away from the masonry. This investment pays for itself by slashing those monthly heating bills. Here are the reasons why you should upgrade to a new Gas Fireplace Insert:

1 - Save Money & Increase Efficiency. Purchasing a fireplace insert is not only a long term investment in your home, but it can also result in short-term energy savings as well. A win-win! Fireplace inserts are zone heaters, meaning that they heat specific areas of your home. These areas are typically where people are spending the majority of their time – living rooms, bedrooms, and other common areas. Zone heating allows you to turn down the furnace, which heats your entire home, and focus the heat into the areas of the home where you are spending the majority of your time. The fireplaces produce radiant heat warming up everything in the path of the fire to aid in raising the ambient temperature and can be combined with a blower to more effectively heat more of your home.

In addition, open fireplaces are responsible for a significant amount of heat loss. Even with the damper closed, warm air can escape your home and cold air can enter. This means you need to continually heat more cold air just to maintain the temperature. A fireplace insert will seal your home and significantly reduce the amount of heat lost. The fireplace inserts helps preserve the temperature in the room when not in use and it generate warmth and comfort while in use, translating to cost savings without sending you scrambling for a sweater.

2 – Experience New Levels of Convenience. One of the best things about owning a gas fireplace insert is the convenience it gives you. You can turn your fire on with the flick of a switch or the press of a button. No more buying, storing, chopping, and hauling wood logs around! The gas fireplace inserts in Seekonk, MA can be set to maintain a certain temperature in a room during a specific period of time, or can be programmed to be turned on/off at a specific time. This gives you the ability to walk into a warm home right after work without needing to have the fireplace or furnace running all day.

Most importantly your remote acts as a portable thermostat. If you have set the fire to a specific temperature it will maintain the temperature based on where you and the remote are sitting. If you move across the room, the fireplace will adjust to ensure the ambient temperature of wherever you are located matches the preset. No more getting up to adjust the thermostat if you are too cold or too hot. Simply set it and forget it!

3 – Go Green: Help Reduce Emissions. Many municipalities are banning older wood fires or traditional masonry chimneys due to their negative environmental impact, and are favoring cleaner models with fewer emissions. Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. A clean burn means there is little to no particulates and very limited emissions. This is why many local governments support changing from older wood burning fireplaces to a gas insert. Help to protect our environment by installing an environmentally friendly gas fireplace insert.

4 – Fireplaces that Work, Even When the Power Does Not. If you lose power your gas insert will continue to turn on and produce radiant heat. If a winter storm knocks out power there is no need to worry, you still be nice and warm, even if you are in the dark. All gas fireplaces work safely without electricity. A gas fireplace insert will be able to provide radiant heat keeping you and your home warm, no matter the weather conditions.

5 – Transform the Room. Adding a fireplace insert to your home can dramatically transform the visual look of a room without needing to do a major renovation. The fireplace is the focal point of most rooms. By adding a gas fireplace insert you can experience the warmth and comfort of a fire on a regular basis with the convenience of gas. Designed to fit within your existing masonry, a gas fireplace insert can update your room design without needing to complete full scale renovations.

The high-quality fireplace inserts come in a multitude of customizable design options, from traditional to contemporary, and we offer a wide range of fireplace accessories to help your new fireplace insert blend well with your existing decor. This allows you to get the perfect fireplace insert that creates a lifetime of memories and add new levels of warmth and comfort that best suits your home and your style.

To learn more about Gas Fireplace Inserts, contact The Fireplace Showcase.


Pellet Stove Advantages

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 06, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase, Pellet Stove in Seekonk, MA

Homeowners today increasingly turn to pellet stoves to heat their living space for good reason. Pellet stoves burn cleanly, produce massive heat, and require little maintenance. People who own pellet stoves absolutely love them.

Pellet stoves offered by The Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk, MA are beautiful in both form and function. These are great for homeowners who are conscious of living in an eco-friendly manner. They will reduce your carbon footprint because they burn renewable fuel. A pellet stove is a heating appliance that is similar to a woodstove, but instead of burning firewood, it burns compressed hardwood pellets. The pellets are made from compressed sawdust and waste wood that would be dumped into landfills or left to rot in the forest. To ensure the stove burns clean and hot, it is important to buy high-quality hardwood pellets from a manufacturer.

A pellet stove has a combustion blower that pulls outside air into the stove through a fresh-air vent and then blows out smoke and fumes through a stainless-steel exhaust vent. There is also a convection blower that draws room air into the stove and blows heated air into the room through a series of heat-exchange tubes. The stove will automatically deliver heat, based on the thermostat setting. All you need to do is keep the hopper filled with pellets. Pellet stoves burn so hot and clean that there is very little ash left behind.

Just to keep in mind though, the stove must be set onto a fire-resistant surface, such as tile or stone. So if the room has hardwood, vinyl, carpeting, or any other combustible flooring, the stove has to be set onto an approved hearth pad. Likewise, the exact type of venting required depends on the stove's proximity to windows and doors. It is also advisable to install a ceiling fan in the room with the pellet stove. Then run the fan in reverse to blow heat trapped at the ceiling down into the room.

They can help you reduce your carbon chips, bark, materials and other derived from plants. Normally, these materials would be placed in landfills, but turning them into pellet fuel has become a great way to re-purpose them into green energy. They are also low-carbon, so by burning them you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when you choose a pellet stove installation over other heating options.

Pellet stoves are very dense and efficient, so they release much less air outdoors than do alternative heating options like a wood stove. They also produce very little ash and do not generate chimney creosote which allows you to worry less about doing any major cleaning. Some models even come with automatic cleaning cycles that will make maintenance even easier. Pellet stoves often come with extra-large ash pans so you don’t have to worry about emptying them very often.

Not only are pellet stoves extremely environmentally friendly, but they can also save you money. Investing in a pellet stove installation is a smart financial decision when you compare it to the cost of heating your home with fuel oil or propane. While you will have to purchase bags of pellet fuel, you will not go through them very quickly. You will probably only have to load pellets once every day or two.

Another great advantage to a pellet stove installation is that you can choose one that fits in with your decor. They tend to come in many different styles so you can choose what color, finish, and trim works best in your home.

To top it all, the biggest advantage of pellet stoves is their safety as they pose virtually no fire hazard. It is safe enough to leave a pellet stove burning while you are out and it will continue to burn unattended as long as there are pellets to burn.

To learn more about pellet stoves, contact The Fireplace Showcase.