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Fireplace Inserts Save on Home Energy Bills

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

The cold weather is on the way. This kind of weather makes anyone want to light a fire and get cozy and warm. But, if your only option is lighting a fire in an old, open fireplace, you’re not getting the warmth you could, and in fact, your home could be leaking heat.

There is no denying that an open, masonry fireplace is attractive and rustic. But in Massachusetts, the fireplace needs more value than just being attractive. An open fireplace is inefficient as a heat source. Fortunately, with the addition of a wood-burning fireplace insert or an added gas line and a gas fireplace insert, your existing open fireplace can heat a room (or a couple rooms) better you’re your furnace. And, because fireplace inserts are sealed they also prevent drafts from the chimney from entering into the home.

An open fireplace is like leaving your door open. Drafts can come in, and heat can go out. They are open all the way to the roof. This is why homeowners today are moving toward wood-burning and gas inserts.

You may be wondering about gas. Is it really more efficient? Most gas inserts are more efficient than a home heating system. Most home heat is 70 to 80 percent efficient, gas inserts are almost 86%.

Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine whether a gas or wood burning fireplace insert is best for your home and your lifestyle. There are advantages and disadvantages of both:

    Gas fireplace inserts - No real disadvantage unless it’s difficult to get a gas line. Gas inserts are very efficient, produce a lot of heat, and can be used during a power outage.

    Wood burning fireplace inserts – Burning wood does produce ash and soot, so the fireplace and chimney should be cleaned at least once a year. However, you will save money on your energy bills. Burning wood is the number 1 way of saving fuel in your home.

Fireplace inserts give you a lot of heat and are safer than open fireplaces because everything is sealed behind glass; and no smells are getting into the home.

For more information on fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

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Gas Fireplace Inserts Lower Home Heating Bill

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

If you heat your home with oil or propane, it cold be an expensive winter for you. With temperatures that get well below average, and the late-season snow, you may be getting anxious thinking about your upcoming heating bills. If you already have gas running to your home, you can heat your home more efficiently without replacing your oil furnace and tank.

Adding a gas fireplace insert to your home supplements your home heating system. A new gas fireplace insert cost far less than a new furnace, and can dramatically decrease your heating bills.

Everyone loves to enjoy sitting in front of a roaring fire and nothing compares to the efficiency of a gas fireplace. They also burn cleaner than wood and are very easy to use. You may have an open wood burning fireplace, that you want to convert to gas. A plumber will run a gas line to your open hearth, and a gas fireplace insert is then easily installed. An insert slides directly into your existing fireplace and is connected to the gas line.

Energy savings is the biggest reason that more and more homeowners are considering gas fireplace inserts. After the insert is installed, the change to the look and feel of your home is gorgeous. Best of all, gas inserts light with the push of a button. Come home, push a button, and turn on your fire while you relax and stay warm.

For more information on heating your home with a gas insert, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Converting a Wood Fireplace to a Gas Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

Winter can be long and cold. But, you can still do something about your home heating efficiency. Do you heat with oil or propane? If so, you should be thinking about a better way to heat. If you have natural gas in your house already, a great option is to convert your wood burning fireplace to gas. By adding a gas fireplace insert to your home, you will make your home more beautiful and more efficient. You will reduce the price of your oil bill and you will have an easy-to-use, beautiful fire.

A new gas fireplace insert is almost always more efficient to run than your existing furnace, and always more efficient than an open wood hearth. This makes heating your home with gas more cost effective. If your home already has natural gas, you are already halfway there.

For today’s busy lifestyles, many homeowners who are considering adding a wood burning fireplace insert realize that gas will fit their lifestyles better. No stacking, cutting or hauling wood; no mess and no dust. With a gas insert you push a button and the fire is lit. They can also be controlled with a thermostat, for more consistent heat.

Another benefit to a natural gas fireplace insert is that you can turn it on at any time of year without hassle. On those chilly May, June and September evenings, you don’t have to go outside and get wood to start a fire, and you don’t have to turn the heat back on. Just push the button and enjoy your natural looking gas fire.

No gas in your home, but there is gas on your street? No problem. Call your gas company and have them run a line for next year and avoid the rush!

For more information on gas fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Gas Fireplace Inserts are Attractive and Easy

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A gas insert is an easy, convenient way to heat your home. They also make a traditional open fireplace more attractive. They consist of a firebox that is surrounded by decorative trim and an insulated glass window for viewing. Because the box is sealed, the heat is prevented from going up the chimney. In fact, the heat is forced back into your home, and most gas inserts have a blower to help move the heated air. Fireplace inserts are placed directly into your existing open fireplace.

Energy efficiency and ease of use are the two biggest benefits of adding a gas insert to your home. Gas Fireplace Inserts average 75% - 80% efficiency and use less gas than gas fireplace logs. They can also be thermostat controlled for even heating.

Heat & Glo gas inserts fit directly into an existing wood burning fireplace turning it into beautiful and efficient heat source, without a major renovation. Put your old, open fireplace to good use with the best-in-class styling and performance of a Heat & Glo gas insert.

How can a gas insert replace my wood burning fireplace?

A Heat & Glo gas fireplace insert can transform your existing traditional wood fireplace into a beautiful and efficient heat source, without a major renovation.

Is it time to make the switch?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below, it’s time to look at gas inserts!

  • Does your wood-burning fireplace sit unused?
  • Do you think your fireplace is ugly or dated?
  • Does using your wood-burning fireplace cause safety concerns?
  • Are you sick of the maintenance and cleaning of your wood-burning fireplace?

Right now you can save up to $500 on qualifying Heat & Glo fireplace inserts.

For more information, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Hearthstone Fireplaces and Inserts: Live In the Comfort Zone

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

There is nothing quite like sitting by a wood fire.

Every HearthStone wood burning stove or fireplace insert is a beautiful piece of furniture that will compliment the charm of your home and provide a cozy home, a comfortable place to relax with family and friends.

HearthStone invites you to live in the comfort zone.

HearthStone wood stoves stay warmer longer, keeping your home in the comfort zone.

HeatLife™ measures the total hours of usable heat from a single load of wood. HearthStone wood stoves use soapstone to retain heat and deliver consistent warmth long after the fire goes out, keeping your home in the comfort zone. The combination of combustion technology with the HeatLife™ of soapstone means you’re using less wood. Not only is your home warm and comfortable, but you’re saving money and heating efficiently.

By joining our mailing list, you will receive a $300 coupon to be used towards the purchase of a NEW HearthStone Stove, Fireplace, Insert, or Patio Oven! In addition, you will be the first to know about any new products, events, or upcoming sales. Your coupon should arrive in your email within 30 minutes.

For more information on Hearthston stoves and fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Fireplace Inserts for Better Efficiency and Ambiance

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Winter is on the way. Every homeowner wants a better way to heat their home; and they also want a more attractive home. But, most of all every homeowners wants to be warm and comfortable this winter. Heating and cooling costs make up half of the utility bills for most homes. Unfortunately, in Massachusetts much of that money can be spent on lost heat that is wasted. Essentially throwing your money up the chimney.

Further insulating and winterizing can reduce heat loss but most homeowners have not considered their fireplace as a major energy eater. Traditional open, wood-burning fireplaces are actually a leading source of indoor heat loss and draft. Even more than windows and doors.

Open fireplaces often have a lot of charm but they are often inefficient whether they are in use or not.

But, you can avoid heat loss this winter. You can also lower your heating bills, stay warm, add ambiance, and improve your home value while enjoying a wonderful burning fire. Add a fireplace insert. Convert your open fireplace into an energy-efficient, very attractive heat source with a wood burning fireplace insert. Insert for fireplaces will lower energy bills and generate much more radiant heat, they are also cleaner to maintain. Plus, a new insert looks great and increase heating efficiency every time.

For those who want a real fire, EPA-certified wood burning fireplace inserts are an easy, clean, and efficient alternative. Don't say goodbye to tradition, give your fireplace a much-needed upgrade.

For more information on fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop


Gas Fireplace Inserts are the New Home Trend

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

Homeowners are looking for a more attractive and more efficient option for heating their home over traditional open masonry fireplaces. Fireplace inserts give them options from contemporary designs to more a traditional look. But, no matter the style home décor, today there is a fireplace insert to match. And, gas fireplace inserts have become one of the most popular choices.

In new home construction, remodels, and home additions, fireplaces are also getting larger, influenced by the widescreen television. There are also more choices for hearth finishes, from classic brick and rock to ultra-sleek tile, glass, and metal.

Many homeowners are choosing more modern designs for their gas inserts because the look is clean, modern, and sleek, and they can fit in any style home. The trend is adding the flat screen above it and creating an entire focal point in the room.

Gas fireplaces today are more versatile and more efficient. The efficiency is a bonus. For those who only used their fireplace for ambience, they can now use their fire for heat. Because they are more attractive, they can enjoy the fire a lot more too. Fireplace inserts have a range of styles, surrounds, and finishes to compliment any décor. Fireplace inserts are an easy and affordable way to revamp or customize your open hearth and change the look of any room.

Gas Fireplaces add value to a home, and can significantly reduce heating costs. They are more efficient because you can heat only the room you are in. Many inserts can circulate warm air to other parts of the home as well.

Natural gas fireplaces are an increasingly popular choice because they are convenient, easily maintained and cost-efficient. Just flip a switch, the fire turns on. You can heat the room, and keep the furnace turned down.

Fireplace inserts offer a range of benefits to a home, creating ambiance, warmth and comfort while adding value and cutting heating costs. For more information on fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

The Gas Fireplace for Any and Every Room

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 17, 2018

Are you looking for a perfectly contemporary fireplace that’s always in style. Meet the Cosmo by Heat & Glo.

This was already a classic, but now it has additional features and options that really bring it to the next level. It’s a fireplace that will maintain its looks and performance for years to come.

TV + Fireplace = Happy Together

One of the most popular features Cosmo has to offer is the availability of a SmartWall™ TV Kit. You can mount your television just a foot above your fireplace, and you don’t need a mantel.

Most newer homes are designed with limited wall space because of their open floor plans, so homeowners must place the television and fireplace in separate locations. With Cosmo gas fireplace, you can have it all: A clean wall line and a comfortable viewing height, with these two home focal points in the same space.

Manage Heat Easily

The beauty of a Cosmo fireplace can be enjoyed year-round, thanks again to the SmartWall™ TV Kit. You can direct heat toward any area of the house where it’s needed—up to 20 feet away--or you can simply move up to 40 percent of the heat outside. With this feature, there’s no climate or time of year that can keep you from enjoying the relaxation and beauty a fire brings.

Like other Heat & Glo fireplaces, the Cosmo can be controlled wirelessly with a Touchscreen Remote Control or with a sleek wall-mounted switch.

Ready to see the Cosmo in person? Contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop. Right now, you can get $100 off.


2018 Woodstove Change-Out Program Extension!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 03, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace and Patio Shop - 2018 Woodstove Change-Out Program Extension


Get Ready for Tailgating with SABER Gas Grills and Accessories

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Tailgating Accessory Kickoff Event

Football season will begin in just a few weeks! Are you ready to tailgate? Right now at The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, buy a SABER gas grill $1,199 or more and get $225 MSRP in FREE accessories!

SABER Cast Series includes three full-size gas grills with a black powder-coated finish and commercial grade stainless steel grates, burners, control panels and handles.

The SABER Elite Series is a line of powerful, high-performance gas grills that are meticulously manufactured using 304 commercial-grade stainless steel. The line includes the SABER two-burner, an urban sized grill perfect for a rooftop terrace or garden patio, the SABER three-burner unit with a two-door cart and dual control side burner, and the SABER four-burner grill which features a single door/two drawer cart and a dual control side burner. Two built-in units complete the Elite Series.

The SABER Elite carts are made with accents of bright, annealed 304 commercial grade stainless steel for superior durability and have sleek, hand-polished mirrored edges and handles. The grills feature ambient LED lighting over each control knob as well as internal halogen lights for easy nighttime grilling. Each is standard equipped with a 304 stainless rotisserie rod and kit, a stainless steel condiment basket inside the cart, a dual-control side burner for low and high heat cooking, an easyslide tank tray and a marine-grade grill cover.

All Elite Series SABER gas grills have the same award-winning cooking system – which means they use 30% less propane than traditional gas grills – and feature stainless steel cooking grates, grate-level temperature gauges, push-button electronic ignition at each burner, and multiple-position warming racks.

SABER was also included in a roundup of Best Grills in America by Popular Mechanics magazine, and was awarded an ‘Editor’s Choice’ for the SABER Cast 500 three burner grill.

For more information on SABER gas grills or the Tailgating Accessory Kickoff Event, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.