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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 and Stoves Keep You Warm With No Power - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 21, 2013

The weather is getting colder. Winter storms are on the way. Did you have heat last year when the power went out? If not, consider heating with wood. Wood heat is a great way to heat your home, supplement your home heating, or add efficiency to your open fireplace. But one of the best benefits, wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts provide heat even when you have no power. A big plus for those with kids, older adults at home, or for those who just want to be warm!

Today, wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts have better technology than they had in the past. This makes them more efficient, they burn longer and cleaner.  If you want the cleanest, most efficient wood burning stoves and inserts to keep you warm all winter long even in a power outage, today’s technology can do that.

Wood Burning fireplace inserts and stoves use fireboxes that allow fires to burn hotter and longer. This means they are more efficient than older models and certainly more efficient than an open hearth. In fact, an open heart will draw the warm air from your home out your chimney. When the power goes out  you can use a wood stove or insert to heat your home while you burn a long day fire or burn a fire overnight.

Every home is vulnerable to power outages during winter storms. But with a wood fireplace insert or wood burning stove you can rely on comfort and heat when you need it most, even when you have no power. Rest assured that you can enjoy a cozy, warm home when the power is out!

Contact Fireplace Showcase for more information on wood burning fireplace inserts and stoves.

$300 Tax Rebate on Wood and Pellet Stoves - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 01, 2013

Yes, it is only August, but have you given any thought to heating your home this winter? If you have been thinking about upgrading your stove or  insert or adding a pellet or wood stove or insert to you home, now is the time to consider your options.
At Fireplace Showcase in Seekonk, MA we offer all styles of wood burning stoves, pellet stoves, pellet stove inserts, and wood fireplace inserts. But right now, you can get up to $300 in a tax rebate on all qualifying biomass stoves or inserts.
Benefits of heating with biomass

What is biomass? Stoves and stove inserts that heat with either wood or wood pellets are considered biomass heaters. Wood and pellets are renewable energy. Pellets are made from wood scrap and are a growing source of heat in Massachusetts. Biomass is desirable to homeowners because they are not fossil fuels, so homeowners are not dependent on fluctuating fuel prices.

Additionally, biomass heat means the money you spend on heating your home stays local. Most states don’t truck firewood over state lines and many New England states have their own pellet factories. If the pellets are made out of state, they often use wood and trees harvested right here.

Wood stoves and inserts and pellet stoves and inserts are a more economical way to heat your home as well. In the fall you place your pellet or firewood order, and you are done paying for your heat for the winter. No surprises, no fluctuating costs, no unbearable heating bills.

What’s more? If you install a biomass stove or insert in your home in 2013, you could receive up to $300 in a tax rebate. Buy now and avoid the rush.

  • The tax credit gives you 10% of expenditures up to a $300 credit .
  • You must install the stove by Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Save receipts and labels.
  • Installation costs are covered.

For more information, contact Fireplace Showcase. Don’t forget, tax free weekend is coming up too August 10 and 11. So come on in if you want to double your tax savings.