Author Archives: Brian

MINIMIZING PELLET STOVE ELECTRICAL OR MECHANICAL FAILURE

PELLET STOVE ELECTRICAL OR MECHANICAL FAILURE It seems elementary to have to say it, but we tend to forget that a pellet stove is a machine first and foremost.  They have several moving electrical and mechanical parts which have to work in symphony.  They … Continue reading

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Biomass Stove Tax Credit

Here it is, don’t put off buying a new pellet stove or wood stove any longer! As if high energy prices were not enough to motivate you, here is another call to action. Purchase a new wood or pellet stove and … Continue reading

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Chimney Fire in a Pellet Stove?

Yes, it can happen. Typically, pellet stove chimneys get blocked by flyash, but this past season was not typical.  This  was a crazy winter and it brought on some  unusual scenarios for pellet stove users because of the mild weather conditions.  This mild weather resulted in smaller heating requirements and … Continue reading

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Pellet Stoves Save You Money in Two Ways

Just before beginning this article, I checked the price of a gallon of heating oil. The full service oil company I shopped was at $3.65 for one gallon of oil at 139,400btu per gallon. Compare that to a $5.00 bag … Continue reading

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Is your Wood Pile Ready For Winter?

Seems like winter just ended and yet here it comes again. It’s right around the corner really and I’m sure everyone has all their cordwood stacked and covered by now? Well if you haven’t by now it is almost too … Continue reading

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What Waiting To Buy Your Pellets Could Cost You

We have finished contacting all our pellet customers attempting to persuade them to buy their pellets early. 

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Blazing Hot Stoves, How and When To Clean Your Pellet Stove

Remember, don’t be intimidated if it seems to complicated because there are lots of places to get help should you be confused by the manual. Your local stove shop is probably your best place to start. The manufacturers web site may offer additional info as well. YouTube is also a great resource for videos on pellet stove cleaning and lots of other things as well for that matter. Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for Your Hearth

Get your maintenance done early on your pellet stove, wood stove or gas stove. Beat the fall rush and secure your fuel now. This could be another long cold heating season in Connecticut with potentially the highest energy cost we’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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Shell Gets Serious About Bringing Biofuels to Market. Finally

Shell has dabbled in wind, solar and biofuels in the past.

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Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill: One Smoking Gun Revealed

Recent testimony to federal investigators exposed a flaw in the complex operations at BP’s Macondo well, which likely contributed to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and Gulf oil spill.

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