Energy Efficient Heating: Wood Fuel Substitutes

Energy Efficient HeatingOver the past couple of months, the heating experts at Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater have offered several Energy Efficient Heating Alternatives, including Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves. This week, we are going to look at an alternative to one of these alternatives.

Energy Efficient Heating: Wood Fuel Substitutes

For quite some time, cordwood cut from hardwood trees, split, and seasoned for a year used to be the only fuel available to burn in your fireplace, wood stove, or insert. That was until now! There are wood based fuels, like Envi Blocks and Wood Brick fuel, which are made from compressed wood waste and provide lower cost heat for your home. The wood waste is kiln dried, run through a compressing machine, and formed into either 2-4” bricks or logs.

One pallet of these beauties are equal to1-1 ½ cords of split firewood.

Additional Benefits

  1. They are 100% dry so all of the fire goes to producing heat and not drying out green hardwood.
  2. At $200-$250/cord for dry and seasoned cordwood, these compressed eco-fuels actually cost less than wood logs.
  3. There is virtually no ash to clean out!
  4. These store neatly in a 20” wide stack in your garage and come in packages of 4 or 8 shrink wrapped.

More heat, burns hotter, burns cleaner, less mess, convenient, saves time and money!

You can see more of these at www.woodbrickfuel.com or www.barefootpellet.com.

Wood Fuel Substitutes from Ace

Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves from the industry’s top manufacturers. Best of all, here at Ace Hardware & Hearth, we install what we sell, ensuring proper installation and venting. We use our own technicians and installers who understand the importance of delivering legendary Ace service.

If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Heating: Wood Fuel Substitutes, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter,Google+Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

New Clean Burning Wood Stoves and Inserts in Maryland

Wood StovesWinter is officially here. And despite what the recent heat wave suggests, we can guarantee that your heating needs will soon skyrocket. It won’t be 60 degrees all winter long. We promise. And heating doesn’t come cheap. In fact, heating accounts for 34% of the average home’s yearly utility usage. Whoa! That’s a lot for just a few short months of heating. There has to be a more energy efficient way to heat your home, right? Well, you’re in luck.

New Clean Burning Wood Stoves and Inserts

Wood burning stoves provide an inexpensive, energy efficient heating alternative to costly furnaces. With wood fuel inexpensive, readily available and easy to store outside, wood stoves are an efficient way to warm any room.

Best of all, next generation  Blue Sky wood stoves burn less wood, burn most of the ashes, produces far less emissions and require a whole lot fewer trips to the wood pile or broom closet and some even start EASILY! Some wood burning heaters actually have Automatic Combustion Control (A.C.C.). Quadra-Fire has this patented heat management system that provides maximum air for easy lighting and controls air as the stove burns to maximize burn times. So, there’s less manual adjustments needed to get the most heat out of the least amount of wood.

The Quadra –Fire has been the #1 rated woodstove regarding efficiency for 17 or more years. Their woodies feature Quad Burn Technology…4 fires going on in the stove simultaneously. This provides primary air for the coal bed, draws air down over the glass to keep it clear, re-introduces air at the top baffle system that burns emissive gases then burns the 4th time just above the baffle to finish the job.

Trade in the old woody and be amazed at the difference.

New Clean Burning Wood Stoves and Inserts in Maryland

Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves from the industry’s top manufacturers. Best of all, here at Ace Hardware & Hearth, we install what we sell, ensuring proper installation and venting. We use our own technicians and installers who understand the importance of delivering legendary Ace service.

If you have any questions about New Clean Burning Wood Stoves and Inserts, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter,Google+Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Central Heating and Metal Ductwork: Is there a more Energy Efficient Way?

Central HeatingDid you know Americans are one of the last populations of the world to heat their homes with central heating and cold metal ductwork? This is an incredibly inefficient system.

With central heating systems that are fueled by electric, gas or oil, heat is produced from a unit that is sitting in a poorly heated basement. Next, it is carried into rooms through cold metal ductwork with leaky seams. Once there, heat is blown through floor or ceiling vents at temperatures that can be as low as 65 degrees. In order for the room to warm up to what the thermostat is set at, the expensive air handing unit must run longer than necessary using expensive energy dollars.

Central Heating and Metal Ductwork: Is there a more Energy Efficient Way?

Most homes across the globe, especially those in Europe and colder areas north, utilize more energy efficient forms of heating, such as fireplace inserts, wood burning stoves, and pellet stoves. So, heat smart like the rest of the world, be warm, and save money by having one, two, or even three wood, gas, or pellet burning stoves, fireplace inserts, or fireplaces installed in your home.

Be cozy while saving those hard earned dollars!

Energy Efficient Heating Installation from Ace

Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves from the industry’s top manufacturers. Best of all, here at Ace Hardware & Hearth, we install what we sell, ensuring proper installation and venting. We use our own technicians and installers who understand the importance of delivering legendary Ace service.

If you have any questions about Central Heating and Metal Ductwork, and Energy Efficient Heating, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter,Google+Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Energy Efficient Heating Installation and Venting

Energy Efficient HeatingOver the last several weeks, we have offered several Energy Efficient Winter Heating Alternatives, including Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves. Each has its own set up benefits. The right choice depends on your heating needs, budget, and décor. But no matter which energy efficient heating alternative you choose, proper installation and venting are a must. Proper ventilation provides greater operating efficiencies with each stove, fireplace and insert, as well as providing a home that is free of potentially harmful by-products of burning fuel products.

Energy Efficient Heating Installation and Venting from Ace

Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry Electric FireplacesPellet StovesWood Burning Stoves, and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves from the industry’s top manufacturers. Best of all, here at Ace Hardware & Hearth, we install what we sell, ensuring proper installation and venting. We use our own technicians and installers who understand the importance of delivering legendary Ace service.

Save a lot of money, be a lot warmer, pay a lot less in energy and enjoy the family gathered around a warm hearth watching TV, eating a snack or just re-connecting.

Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater have been selling and servicing hearth appliances since 1978. Our showrooms are filled with as many as 30 different units on display, featuring models like the highly popular Amish fireplace – Heat SurgeDimplexHeat & Glo and Heatilator. Where else can you find that type of selection in Maryland?

If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Heating Installation and Venting, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter,Google+Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Switch to an Energy Efficient Heating, like a Gas Fireplace or Stove

Gas FireplaceIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The leaves have all fallen off the trees. Thanksgiving has come and gone. The temperature has started to drop (we have even seen some snow flurries). And Christmas lights can now be seen shining bright on homes throughout Maryland. The Christmas season is here! This means Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, and high energy bills, all of which cost money, money money.

While we can’t help you save money on decorations and gifts, we can offer you a more energy efficient option to traditional heating: a Gas Fireplace or Stove. Over the last several weeks, we have offered several Energy Efficient Winter Heating Alternatives, including Electric Fireplaces, Pellet Stoves, Wood Burning Stoves, and now Gas Fireplaces and Stoves.

Switch to an Energy Efficient Heating, like a Gas Fireplace or Stove

There are several benefits to gas fireplaces and stoves, including:

  1. Of course, a gas fireplace or stove can save you money. These energy efficient heating sources can save you 25% or more on your energy bill.
  2. Unlike other fireplaces or stoves, a gas fireplace or stove has a constant heat supply. There is no need to store and haul fuel, such as wood or pellets.
  3. You get all of the benefits of a fireplace or stove without the mess.
  4. The gas heating sources are safer. There is no ash and, more importantly, no sparks.
  5. If the electricity goes out for any reason, your fireplace or stove will not be affected, ensuring that you have plenty of heat even if you are left in the dark.
  6. Gas fireplaces and stoves provide a better localized zone heat source than a forced air furnace or boiler.
  7. Finally, both a gas fireplace and stove can be the focal point your room has been sorely missing.

Gas Fireplaces from Ace

Gas fireplaces offer instant warmth and coziness and excellent energy efficiency. Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry gas fireplaces, gas stoves and gas inserts from quality manufacturers including Jotul, Quadra-Fire, Heat & Glo, Regency, Hampton, Heatilator, and Kozy Heat.

Choose any style gas fireplace, gas stove or gas insert from any of our manufacturers, and we’ll order it and install it for you.

If you have any questions about Gas Fireplaces or Stoves, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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About Us: Ace Hardware & Hearth, Ace Home & Leisure is a Premier Caldera and Bullfrog Spas Dealer Serving Washington DC, Greater Baltimore with Stores in Glen Burnie, Edgewater, Pasadena, MD.
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