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Choose Fireplace Inserts for More Efficient Home Heat

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 22, 2013

The first day of spring has come and gone, but it is still cold and many towns in Massachusetts are still covered in snow. If you had been  thinking about adding a fireplace insert to your masonry fireplace in order to improve your home heating efficiency, you may realize that it is still a good time. It seems like each year winter gets a few weeks longer. Fireplace inserts can help you heat your home more efficiently and effectively for less.

Fireplace inserts can make your home heating more efficient, are environmentally friendly, and put more heat into your living area. Wood burning fireplace inserts transform your inefficient masonry fireplace into an efficient, heat source and provide heat to your home even if there is no power. All fireplace inserts are especially designed for your existing fireplace.

We always talk about the increased efficiency of a wood burning fireplace insert. This is because an insert burns wood better and cleaner giving you more heat from each log than an open fireplace. They also allow less warm air to escape through the chimney, letting more heat into your living space.

For  more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact the Fireplace Showcase.

$100 Off New Stoves, Fireplaces, and Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 14, 2013

If you have been contemplating buying a new stove, fireplace insert or fireplace, now is the time to visit Fireplace Showcase.  We are offering $100 off!

We make buying a fireplace easy with numerous choices, a $100 off special offer, and the knowledge to help you transform your old fireplace into a beautiful part of your home.  Right now Fireplace Showcase along with a family of brands including Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Quadrafire, and Harman is offering $100 off any stove, fireplace or fireplace insert. These fireplaces are from product lines that are unsurpassed in their number of choices and styles.
Discover all of our gas, pellet, and wood burning fireplaces, inserts, and stoves. Add ambiance to your house and make it feel like a home and take advantage of our exclusive savings. Contact us today.

Pellet and Wood Stove Federal Tax Credit

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 18, 2013

If you bought a new wood stove or pellet stove in 2012 or are thinking about buying one now, the Federal Tax Credit for Wood Stoves was Reinstated for 2013 and Retroactive to 2012.

Last year’s federal tax credit of $300 was reinstated for all wood and pellet stoves and inserts that are at least75% efficient.

Homeowners can use the tax credit towards the purchase price and the cost of professional installation of a new wood stove, pellet stove or fireplace insert.

The Federal Biomass Tax Credit provides for a 10% tax credit up to $300 for wood and pellet stoves bought in 2013 and it is retroactive, so that all eligible stoves purchased in 2012 can also get the credit.

If you purchased a wood or pellet stove or insert in 2012 and did not take advantage of this tax credit, you can still take advantage. If you are in the market for a new biomass stove or fireplace insert, the tax credit is valid through December 31, 2013.

For more information on the tax credit or on the best wood or pellet stove or insert for your home, contact the Fireplace Showcase.

Benefits of Fireplace Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 03, 2013

Many homeowners what to relax in front of a beautiful, crackling fire. While that is romantic and cozy, it is also inefficient. A fireplace insert allows you the undeniable appeal is the traditional crackling of the fire, but it also allows you to save on heating costs. With fireplace inserts, homeowners can now combine warming tradition and a cost-effective way to heat their home.

With wood burning fireplace inserts it takes 20-40% less energy to heat your home compared to before. This is because with the same amount of heat, you spend less on fuel because combustion is managed efficiently with a fireplace insert.

Also having a fireplace insert is convenient because don’t have to tend to it as much as an open fire. For example, a fireplace insert designed to distribute warmth to 1,500 square feet will burn  up to 4 hours before you need to load it with wood again.

Finally, while fireplace inserts of course cost money, experts say they are a worthy investment and will pay for themselves in just a few years.

For more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact the Fireplace Showcase.


What is a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 28, 2012

A fireplace insert is a firebox designed to fit into an existing masonry fireplace. They are designed to generate and circulate heat around the house. An efficient fireplace insert provides warmth to a large area of your house.

How does it work?

Once the fireplace inserts are installed in an existing fireplace, the fire in the box warms up the metal walls around it and generates heat into the room. The glass doors covering the  fireplace not only keeps the heat in but also ensures the efficient burning of  the wood. This lets you get the most of the heat for the least cost possible. Also, many wood burning fireplace inserts come with a blower and vents ensuring that the heat is efficiently distributed around the room.

For more information on Fireplace Inserts, contact Fireplace Showcase.


Heating with Wood Provides Comfort in Many Ways

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Heating with wood has come a long way since the time of the old wood stove.

The new wood burning stoves are incredibly efficient and can be equipped with fans and thermostats. You burn much less wood and have some control over the temperature settings. And the money you can save on home heating can be quite substantial. Instead of spending $1000’s p a year for oil a wood burning fireplace insert can save half that over the course of one winter by burning wood.  

Reduced heating costs are a big factor in the decision for many homeowners. Using wood stoves and inserts saves money, but there are other factors too. Homeowners can save money, increase home value, add ambiance, do something good for the environment and support local businesses and jobs.

Winter is at our doorstep. There is comfort by heating with wood. Knowing that whatever the weather decides to throw at us, there will still be heat, and there are few worries about running out of fuel or running out of heat when the power goes out.

For more information, contact Fireplace Showcase.

Excerpts Cape Breton Post

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.

Wood Stoves - A Better Way to Heat Your Home This Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 08, 2012

Many people are looking for better ways to heat their homes this winter. They don’t just want to save money; they also want to heat their homes more efficiently. The immediate heat of a gas, pellet or wood burning stoves or fireplace inserts is the answer. The latest technology makes them easier and more energy efficient than ever before.

With quality manufacturers like Quadra-Fire, Napoleon and Vermont Castings, homeowners can choose from a full selection of cast iron and decorative enamel free standing wood stoves and fireplace inserts in styles ranging from contemporary to classic. You can also choose the type of fuel that would best suit your lifestyle: pellet, wood or gas.

At Fireplace Showcase, the showroom is tastefully designed and features pellet, wood and gas burning stoves, decorative fireplaces and fireplace inserts in an inviting home-like atmosphere; many are burning.

Gas stoves and fireplace inserts and pellet stove inserts come with thermostats and remote control, so you can set them to come on and have your home toasty warm as you come in the door from your workday.

Whether wood, pellet or gas, our stoves come in varying capacities to heat one room or your whole house. Contact us so we can assist you in finding a better way to heat your home this winter.

Fireplace Inserts for Modern Homes

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 18, 2012

You live in a sleek and modern home. Maybe your contemporary room needs a little warmth and coziness. You’d like to create a more efficient fireplace by adding a fireplace insert to your home, but you believe the designs are more rustic and won’t match your decor. Think again.

Many fireplace inserts are traditional, but there are many contemporary designs with straight or curved lines and minimal patterns with a lot of glass for a large viewing area. These fireplace inserts are perfect for modern homes. The Quadrafire gas fireplace insert adds ambiance to any room, they also accentuate the rooms’ décor.  Contemporary fireplace insert designs are perfect for spacious homes, apartments, and condos.

For more information on the Quadrafire gas fireplace insert contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Vermont Castings Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts Fall Sales Event

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are you looking for a better way to heat your home this winter? If so, look no further that Vermont Castings Wood stoves and fireplace inserts. There are 10 days left to save up to $500 on qualifying stoves and fireplace inserts by Vermont Castings.

Whether you are looking for a fireplace insert or wood burning stove, Vermont Castings has a product for you. Standing the test of time, Vermont Castings products have been handcrafted from cast iron and beautifully painted with enamel finish for  more than a quarter of a century. Vermont Castings produces fireplace inserts and stoves with precision, attention to detail, the newest technologies, and pride.

Their main focus is the design and function of all of their wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts, seven out of the top 12 most efficient stoves in the world are made by Vermont Castings, making them some of the cleanest burning stoves on the market. And, Vermont Castings uses 100% recycled cast iron for their products.

Vermont Casting offers many styles and sizes of wood stoves and fireplace inserts which create a beautiful room in which to gather for your home. Contact the Fireplace Showcase for more information on our Fall Sales Event ending October 21.

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