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Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts Tax Credit Expiring Soon - Seekonk

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Homeowners may qualify for a federal tax credit for making improvements or installing pellet or wood burning stoves or fireplace inserts in order to boost the energy-efficiency of a home.

If you haven't already claimed a tax credit of $500 or more for eligible home improvements, then you may be able to take advantage of the tax credit before the end of the year. Keep in mind, the improvements must be done to your primary home and the size of the credit depends on the type of improvement.

The tax break applies to 10% of the materials and labor costs, up to a maximum of $300 each, of certain energy efficient home improvements such as biomass stoves (wood stoves or pellet stoves) and fireplace inserts that meet specific energy-efficient guidelines. The items must meet specific energy-efficient requirements to qualify.

If you are interested in a more energy efficient home and reducing home heating bills, then a new wood or pellet burning stove or wood burning fireplace insert, or a pellet stove insert could be the answer.

Time is running out, if you would like to take advantage of the tax credit for energy-efficient upgrades, you have until the end of the month.  The tax credit expires on December 31, 2013. Taxpayers who purchase biomass stoves that use wood or wood pellets can receive a credit up to  $300.

For more information on the tax credit and to find energy-efficient heating products, contact the Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk.

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts, a Better Way to Heat Your Home – Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 14, 2013

We are in for a winter with temperatures that are expected to be lower than normal. If you are looking for a better, more economical way to heat your home then take advantage of the advice from the National Electric Companies. Electric companies are touting the advantages supplementing home heating systems with wood heat.  If you are interested in decreasing your home energy bills then take a look at wood burning fireplace inserts.

Wood burning fireplace inserts can help you  save quite a bit of money on heating your home. Fireplace inserts make your open, traditional hearth, and in fact your entire heating system, more efficient. Open fireplaces draw the heat from inside your home up your chimney. Additionally, wood inserts keep your home warmer and can heat rooms that are traditionally cooler. This stops your furnace from running continuously and enables you to stay warmer in rooms that have normally been hard to heat.

Dramatically decrease your heating bill this winter by installing a wood burning fireplace insert. In fact, you can even take your home off the grid altogether with wood heat. But there is another advantage too. Fireplace inserts create a cozy, warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

Are you done paying large, fluctuating heating bills? Are you tired of the increasing price of home heating oil? Wood burning fireplace inserts are a great way to cut back on utility bills, increase your home value and decrease your carbon footprint. For a beautiful addition to your home that is functional, beautiful, and practical, add a fireplace insert.

Wood burning fireplace inserts add warmth and ambiance to any room. Contact Fireplace Showcase for ideas on the best fireplace insert for your home.

What to Consider When Choosing a Fireplace - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 17, 2013

The cooler weather is fast approaching and many homeowners are thinking about buying fireplaces or fireplace inserts for their homes. When buying a new fireplace for your home, there are many things you should consider. Here are some things to think about before you commit to buying:

What is the fireplace’s main purpose? Consider if this fireplace is for heat and efficiency or more for appearance.

If the room is not wide open, don’t plan to heat more than one room without speaking with your retailer. Trying to save on heating costs and thinking about heating the whole house could lead to an overheated main room.

Review what trim options are available. There’s a lot to choose from, so choose a trim that will complement your home decor. Fireplaces and fireplace inserts come in many different styles to match any style home.

Have a look at the fireplace while it does not have a fire burning in it and be sure that you love it just as much as you do when it is lit.

If you are buying a gas log set, choose a log set that will fit comfortably in the fireplace without taking up the entire space. It will look better and ensure no overheating if there’s still a little breathing room. Also, be sure you like the way the logs look when they are not lit.

If it’s going to be a gas fireplace, figure out how you want it to function. There’s a wide variety of options available including wall switches, remote controls, thermostat or manual.

Lastly, make sure to have your fireplace professionally installed. The fireplace installation can affect the efficiency tremendously.

Contact Fireplace Showcase to find the fireplace that is best suited for you and your home.

The Many Advantages of Wood Burning and Pellet Stove Inserts – Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 04, 2013

Don’t let the warm weather forecasted for this weekend fool you. The temperatures will be dropping very soon, especially at night. Wood burning and pellet stove inserts are a better, easier, more efficient way to heat your home. Not to mention, you will get a $300 tax rebate at the end of the year for buying one.
Wood fireplace inserts and pellet stove inserts are more efficient than open fireplaces and more efficient than older model inserts and stoves. There is nothing quite as relaxing as coming home from a long day at work and sitting in front of the fire to wind down. But there are more benefits to fireplace inserts than just the ambiance.
Wood is an excellent, efficient, and attractive way to heat your home. Wood burning inserts are a cost effective heat source that keeps you warm even when the power goes out.  But not only will you save money with wood heat, you add a relaxing and comfortable ambiance to your home.

A wood burning insert is more energy efficient than other heating systems and certainly more efficient than an open fireplace. Fireplace inserts burn cleaner and get more heat or BTU’s out of the wood than the cost equivalent fossil fuel.  

Wood burning fireplace inserts and pellet stove insert give you a fairly low-cost, comforting dry heat that you can budget for before winter evens starts. If you heat with oil, you are accustomed to fluctuating oil costs all winter long, making budgeting for heat impossible. With pellet and wood heat, you know what you need to buy before the winter starts, and that price doesn’t change. You know what you will spend to heat your home all winter.

A wood stove burns efficiently and beautifully and will add atmosphere to any room.  Enhance the beauty of that old hearth, add efficiency to your home heating, and fuel with a renewable resource. If you are interested in the warmth and beauty of a wood burning fire contact us at Fireplace Showcase.

Another Reason to Buy a Stove or Insert - $300 Biomass Stove Tax Credit - Seekonk

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 05, 2013

There is more than one reason why now is the perfect time to consider your home heating for this winter. If you have been paying too much to heat your home during the winter months, wood and pellets burning stoves and inserts make your home heating much more efficient. Biomass stoves and inserts are those that burn either wood or pellets and this is a cheaper, warmer way to heat.
Rather than replace an entire heating system, which can be costly, you can heat the rooms in your home that tend to stay “drafty” and cold all winter long by adding a wood burning stove or fireplace insert.
Wood burning stoves, pellet stoves or fireplace inserts are an easy, beautiful, inexpensive way to heat those cold rooms in your home. Pellet stoves are even easier because they can be installed on any exterior wall and vented to the outside. Biomass stoves and inserts perform dependably year after year, giving you the energy efficiency you need to heat your home.

Wood and pellets stoves and stove inserts burn cleaner than fossil fuels and of course, are not subject to fluctuating fuel prices all season long. Models range from traditional styling to more elegant styles to modern lines and lots of glass for easy viewing. Wood and pellet stoves and inserts are a beautiful investment for your home.

Additionally the federal tax credit on all biomass stoves or inserts that are 75% or more efficient has been reinstated. This is a tax credit for qualifying biomass burning stoves and inserts. This is a 10% tax credit of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass stove or insert purchased before December 31, 2013.

For more information, contact The Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk.