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Electric Fireplaces are Soaring in Popularity and for Good Reasons

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Let’s get right to it. Electric fireplaces are designed to increase fireplace’s efficiency. They offer several characteristics that make them a solid alternative to traditional wood and gas fireplaces.

First, consider cost. The cost of operating an electric fireplace can be much less than all other options. Depending on your use habits, the energy savings can be stark. Electric fireplaces deliver heating effect immediately and only for the exact prescribed period required.

Second, consider safety. Natural wood burning solutions introduce fire risks that really do not require explanation here as we all know that embers and tar buildup within chimneys can and do cause catastrophic fire damage. Electric fireplaces of course do not pose such risk.

Third, consider style and customization. Our electric fireplace products offer a host of functional options and stylistic effects. Spend some time with us and explore your electric fireplace options. You’ll be amazed at what awaits you. Contact The Fireplace Showcase to make it happen.

Vermont Castings Seasoned Wood Guide

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Seasoned wood has been cut and left out to dry for a long period of time, reducing the amount of moisture and sap for optimal burning in a wood appliance. Proper seasoning affects heat output, cleaning ease, emissions and catalyst life. This guide explains how to season and store firewood

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FUEL

- Wood logs (refer to wood chart on following page) aged 12-16 months

- Best time to cut is after leaf fall, when amount of moisture in wood is lowest

- Do not use skids, pallets and treated or construction lumber; they can cause overfiring and damage to your stove or fireplace


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PREPARING TO MEASURE MOISTURE

- Select 4-6 pieces from different areas of wood pile

- Split each piece just before measuring





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USING THE MOISTURE METER

- Insert probes into the newly exposed surface and take a reading. No need to force it in, you’re testing the surface.

- Use average of measurements taken

- 18% to 20% moisture is ideal (wetter will reduce heat; dryer will reduce burn time)

- 34% Moisture is considered too wet


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RESULTS OF BURNING WET WOOD

- Low heat output

- Smoking

- Creosote build-up

- Chimney fires or worse


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PROPER STORAGE & SEASONING

- Structure should be covered on top

- Structure should be open on sides to allow airflow

- Cross-stack wood evenly to allow airflow

- Do not wrap in plastic; it holds moisture in

 

CHOOSING THE BEST WOOD FOR YOUR STOVE

Gas Stove Featured Product: Monessen Sundance Vent Free Gas Stove (Seekonk, MA)

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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If you seek a free standing fireplace that can work at any spot in the house, gas stoves are a perfect choice. If you seek a heating solution for property that does not have an existing masonry fireplace in your targeted space, gas stoves offer the effective, stylish, and affordable solution that you seek. Vent-free solutions like the

Monessen Gas Stove is taking Seekonk by storm! They deliver heating functionality with style without the need for any venting component. When you combine convenient size, minimal clearance requirements, and zero need for venting, you’ll know instantly why Monessen Gas Stoves could be the stove for you.

The stove’s castings are handmade in the U.S. It offers timeless appeal, beautiful black cast finish and a robust burn. Jut some of the best features of Monessen Sundance Vent-Free Gas Stove include:

  • Convenient medium size
  • 28,000 BTUs
  • Timeless cast iron style
  • Durable cast iron firebox
  • Operable doors
  • Glowing ember bed and lively burn provides lifelike realism
  • 99.9% efficient maximizes your fuel dollars
  • Standing pilot means you’ll never have to fear a winter power outage again

We are excited to show her off. Contact The Fireplace Showcase to learn more and view the Monessen Sundance Vent-Free Gas Stove.

Your Fireplace Dreams Achieved with Beautifully Stylish Pellet Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Sharing the warmth and beauty of natural fire with your family warms more than the house. It warms your soul. Here at Seekonk’s Fireplace Showcase, we’re in the business of warming souls with the largest variety and best value pricing options that you will find across Seekonk. We specialize in a variety of home heating options, but today we’re going to focus on your pellet stove options here in Seekonk.

Just to be sure that you understand, a pellet stove is a free standing unit that can be placed in various locations around a home. Stoves are a great option for homes without masonry fireplaces or rooms that need a little extra heat. These stoves can be vented vertically through the roof or horizontally through an exterior wall. We carry a wide selection of pellet stoves made from steel, cast iron, and ceramic with many coming in a variety of colors

Just one of our pellet stove offerings is the Quadra-Fire Trekker Pellet Stove Series. The new Trekker pellet stove with Efficient Energy (E2) technology is the most powerful and efficient pellet stove ever designed by Quadra-Fire.

E2 technology helps achieve 83.2% efficiency—saving money by burning less fuel. The standard 7-day wireless programmable thermostat, 80lb hopper and easy-clean cast iron firepot ensures this pellet stove is easy to operate. These efficient pellet-burning stoves are the only stove available with cast iron construction on all major components—proving it’s built to last. Here are just some of the more notable facts and features of the Quadra-Fire Trekker Series Pellet Stoves:

  • Heat large spaces with up to 51,000 BTUs—heats up to 2,900 square feet, based on climate and home efficiency
  • EPA certified, with low emission levels of .74 grams per hour
  • Load less fuel with an 80lb hopper
  • Use less fuel with 83.2% efficiency
  • Exclusive "Efficient Energy" (E2) burn technology makes it easy to maintain your heat
  • Cast iron heat exchanger, firepot and exterior add detail and durability
  • 7-day wireless programmable wall thermostat
We’d be honored to help warm your home with newfound beauty and efficiency. Contact The Fireplace Showcase here in Seekonk.