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Why More Homeowners Are Switching To Pellet Fireplace Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Pellet Fireplace Insert, Seekonk, MA

As the outside temperature steadily drops, it's time to assess the economic effectiveness of your home’s heating systems. People are waking up to the fact that the traditional home fireplace creates an appealing ergonomic effect but they simply don't deliver an economical source of heat. So much of the combustion heat simply goes up and out of the chimney. We want you to know that you can do something to improve your existing fireplace’s heating effectiveness while simultaneously reducing your heating cost. Do this via a pellet fireplace insert as the perfect upgrade to your existing fireplace. Here are the best features of pellet burning fireplace inserts.

Energy Efficient

A pellet fireplace insert lets you enjoy the sufficient heat with 70% efficiency or beyond. This is because of its modern design and technology plus utilizes renewable energy which offers you long-term savings on your energy bills.


This heat appliance provides instant heat and ambiance and extinguishes it just as fast. It saves you from the labor of hauling and chopping logs and the mess associated with wood fires.

Comfortable Temperatures

You have full control in managing the amount of heat delivered.

Safer to Use

Safely operating traditional fireplaces requires various labor and monetary costs. In order to ensure that your home is safe from natural wood fires, homeowners are compelled to clean their chimney and flue regularly. On the other hand, pellet inserts create clean fire that only produces minimal creosote. This means there is less risk for fire incidence related to fireplace in your home.

For more information about pellet fireplace inserts, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Wood-Burning Fireplace Inserts Will Make Your Open Fireplaces More Efficient

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Wood Fireplace Insert, Seekonk, MA

If you next home improvement project involves improving that tired looking and inefficient masonry hearth, then look no further than fireplace inserts from the Fireplace Showcase. Our fireplace inserts will turn your old fireplace into an elegant and efficient home heating source. We’ve been serving New England home owners for years.

Homeowners transitioning from open fireplaces to wood burning inserts enjoy greater effectiveness and efficiency from their fireplace. We professionally install the wood fireplace insert inside your existing open fireplace to significantly improve the beauty and heating efficiency of your home. Wood-burning fireplace inserts are preferred by many homeowners since they employ the use of renewable resources. The heat produce is efficient and easy to use. Thy contribute to decreasing your home heating bills while keeping your home comfortably warm during winter.

Inserts have several other advantages not limited to:

  • Lowers energy cost
  • Minimizes related outlays to heating systems
  • Improving the efficiency of an outdated masonry fireplace
  • It uses a renewable energy fuel
  • Elegant and generates cozy heating
  • Creates a focal point in the living space
  • Affordable and effortless home improvement

Due to the aforementioned advantages, homeowners have realized that fireplace inserts are the ideal approach to stay warm and economize during the colder months while letting you maximize the heating efficiency of your fireplace.

If you want to get most out of your existing fireplace, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Why Swap Your Natural Wood Fireplace Out For Gas

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Soon we’ll turn the heat on inside and that includes enjoying the calming warmth of our fireplaces. Most will agree that there are plenty of non-calming issues regarding natural wood fireplaces. We need to source the wood, prepare the wood, stack it, and continually feed and stoke the natural wood fire. Gas fireplaces require none of that.

You can easily replace your traditional wood-burning fireplace with a more efficient gas fireplace that offers zero compromise on ambiance. Add eliminating chimney sweeps to the list of advantages listed previously. There are many stunningly effective brands and models of gas fireplaces and we can help you sort through them all to find the best value for your taste and budget. You’ll love being introduced to the litany of gas fireplace features that include:

  • An extensive selection, available in an array of sizes to suit various design and architecture needs.
  • State of the art media for the interior of the fireplace, ranging from ceramic stones to log sets.
  • Modern frame-less gas fireplaces with clean lines and seamless designs in over 60 models
  • Corner view fireplaces that offer flexible architectural design solutions.
  • Three-sided fireplaces with stunning architectural elements that can be enjoyed from multiple angles in a space.
  • Space saver fireplaces offer a unique way to separate spaces using visually stunning fire features with a view that is captivating from any angle.
  • Control your fireplace from a smartphone app.

Let us help you design the fireplace of your dreams well within your budget. For more tips on gas fireplace considerations, contact Fireplace Showcase.

Vermont Castings Wood Insert and Stove Sale

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Feel Warm Satisfaction Next to Your New Fireplace?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Sitting by the fireplace, simply watching the flames and enjoying its warmth is a timeless pastime. Countless people testify that sitting next to a hearth makes them feel calmer after a long stressful day at work. For many homeowners, investing in a top of the range wood fireplace insert is a sound decision for this heating equipment works beyond providing external warmth but it also warms up and calms a person's inner senses.

The relaxing feeling that we experience when we gather close to the fireplace is believed to be evolutionary. We inherited this response to fire from stone age people. In the modern world, wood fireplace inserts are now used and we consider it as our little campfire inside our home. This heating device is more than just an accessory in to our living space, but it help us survive the cold winter months, both physically and emotionally. Huddling with our families near the hearth will help us feel safe and secure even during rough winter weather.

If you want to restore your old hearth instantly, wood-burning fireplace insert will provide the instant new look to the old fireplace. It's also more convenient to use that than the traditional fireplace but gives you the same warmth, aroma and ambience that we enjoy from conventional hearth. Before the winter kicks in, now is the right time to find for the perfect wood-burning fireplace insert for your home. Contact The Fireplace Showcase, we carry several leading brands of modern wood fireplace inserts.

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.


Mendota Insert Sale

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 19, 2019

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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.