Heating with Pellet Stoves in Maryland

Maryland Pellet Stove DealerDuring the long, cold winter months, there are many ways you can work to save energy, but not many are more efficient than heating with pellet stoves. In fact, today’s pellet stoves — those rated at 60,000 BTU — are powerful enough to heat a 2,000 square foot home!

Choosing a Pellet Stove

In order to choose the right pellet stove for your Maryland home, many factors should be considered. If the space you need to heat is 1,300 square feet or less, a pellet stove rated at 42,000 BTU will do. If your space is closer to 2,000 square feet, a pellet stove rated at 60,000 BTU is in order. Another consideration is quality. There are many pellet stoves on the market today, so it is wise to do your research. Look for pellet stove manufacturers who have a history of building quality products. Once you have your manufacturer in mind, search for a reputable Maryland pellet stove dealer, like Ace Hardware & Hearth. A local dealer with experience will ensure that your pellet stove is installed safely, and will last for years to come.

Why Choose Pellet Stoves Over Wood Stoves?

Wood burning stoves may emit pollutants including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and organic gases which may cause adverse health effects. Pellet stoves are clean-burning and do not have the same adverse health effects. In fact, according to the federal government, pellet stoves are the cleanest solid fuel residential heating appliance (source: energy.gov). Pellet stoves are also easy to operate. Instead of having to store logs in your yard, you can keep pellets neatly stored in a canister in your home or garage.

Where to Install Your Pellet Stove

The installation location of your pellet stove will depend on where you are looking to get best heat efficiency. It may also depend on aesthetics. Pellet stoves are a cozy addition to any room, and will quickly heat the space surrounding it. If you are looking to disburse the heat from your pellet stove, additional ways to circulate the heat generated such as blowers can be added. Pellet stoves are suitable for single family homes, town homes and condominiums.

Trust the Best in Pellet Stoves Sales and Installation

A certified professional like Ace Hardware & Hearth in Glen Burnie and Pasadena, and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater, Maryland can also help you choose the best appliance to heat your home. Visit us today to see working pellet stoves in action and to talk with a heating professional about your pellet stove needs.

Maryland Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves – Energy Efficiency Incentives $$

Fireplaces and stove – specifically those that are clean burning pellet or wood stoves – provide an energy efficient source of heat for your home during the winter months. So much so that the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for replacing your electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating system or old wood stoves with a clean burning wood stove. These incentives are significant, too. A stick burning stove with any number of BTUs / hour comes with a $500 per installation incentive. A pellet burning stove with any number of BTUs / hour comes with a $700 per installation incentive.

How to Take Advantage of the Maryland Wood Stove Incentive Program

The Residential Clean Energy Grant Program began in September of 2012 and has been extended indefinitely.

With incentives of up to $700 per installation, owning an energy efficient clean burning wood stove in Maryland has never been easier.

To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood stoves—that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old wood stoves—at incentive levels outlined in the chart below. This pilot program has been extended indefinitely. Both stick and pellet stoves must meet certain requirements for eligibility. Additionally, you must submit an application to the MEA. Grants are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability. For complete program details including the requirements for Maryland wood stoves and pellet stoves, visit: http://energy.maryland.gov/Residential/woodstoves/

Why Ace is the Place for Maryland Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves

Your local Ace Hardware and Hearth stores in Glen Burnie, MD and in Pasadena, MD, as well as your local Ace Home & Leisure store in Edgewater, MD offer one of the areas largest selections of high quality wood stoves and pellet stoves that qualify for the Maryland clean burning wood stove grant program. We have several working models in our stores, and carry full lines of products from the top hearth manufacturers in the country.

To learn more about the wood stove and pellet stove manufacturers that we carry, visit our Hearth Manufacturers page. To locate the Ace hearth store closest to you, visit our Ace Locations page.

 

Welcome Hearthstone Stoves to Ace

The latest hearth brand to be added to the Ace Hardware and Hearth and Ace Home and Leisure in Maryland family is Hearthstone! New in our stores this season, see these top-quality stoves made the highest standards.

Hearthstone has made their high quality stoves for the past 35 years.  Wood, gas and pellet stoves are available, so Hearthstone has a hearth stove to meet the needs of your and your family.

The makers of Hearthstone stoves take great pride in their work.  Each of their stoves is hand crafted to the highest quality standards.  The stove materials used are the finest, strongest and most durable around.  Hearthstone combines hearth craftsmanship and materials with the latest energy heating technology to ensure their stoves are efficient and burn clean. They take pride in the fact that their own environmental standards exceed even the strictest of EPA guidelines. Their commitment to efficiency means that your heating costs remain low while keeping your home warm and cozy.

The Hearthstone brand is a guarantee that your stove is built in the rich tradition of the company, and will faithfully serve you and your family for years to come. Not only does a Hearthstone stove represent the latest in aesthetic advances, but it also represents the most powerful heating technology.

Visit Ace Hardware & Hearth in Glen Burnie or Pasadena, MD, or Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater, MD to see Hearthstone stove products in person. For a fast, no obligation Hearthstone quote, click the red Fireplace Quote button on the left. For directions to our stores, click here.

To browse the full line of Hearthstone wood and gas stoves and fireplaces, visit their website at www.hearthstonestoves.com.

The Maryland Energy Administration Offers Up to $700 in Wood Stove Incentives

Now is the Time to Buy Thanks to the Maryland Energy Administration’s Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program

With incentives of up to $700 per installation, owning an energy efficient clean burning wood stoves and pellet stoves in Maryland has never been easier.

To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood stoves—that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old wood stoves—at incentive levels outlined in the chart below. This pilot program has been extended indefinitely.

Goals and Incentives

On Sept. 7, 2012, MEA began accepting applications for clean burning wood stove installations as part of its Residential Clean Energy Grant Program. This is the first in a series of several activities that MEA plans to facilitate in order to develop the bio-energy market in Maryland. Incentives are as follows:

Stick Burning Stove     Any number of BTUs/hr     $500/installation
Pellet Burning Stove   Any number of BTUs/hr     $700/installation

Grants are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability.

Get All of the Details, Then Get Into Ace!

To see the complete Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program information, visit: http://energy.maryland.gov/Residential/woodstoves/

When you’re ready to switch out some of your old heating for clean, wood stove heating, come see us at Ace Hardware & Hearth, or Ace Home & Leisure. In the Baltimore, Maryland area, we are a leader in wood and pellet stove sales, installation and service. We work with leading hearth manufacturers for the best pricing and availability. Click here to see our Maryland locations.

The Best Time to Buy a Pellet Stove in Maryland

It’s July. Temperatures outside are approaching triple digits. So naturally you’re thinking about a toasty warm pellet stove, right? Probably not, but here’s why you should be…

Most consumers don’t begin to think about heating their home until the temperatures start to dip in late October and November. By this time, sellers of pellet stoves, fireplaces and inserts are seeing sales increase steadily. Increases in sales mean that those who purchase during these months may have to wait in line to have their new pellet stove or fireplace installed. That could mean waiting until well after the holidays to begin enjoying warmth and energy efficiency. It also means that you may not be getting your best deal on the purchase of a pellet stove or fireplace.

Considering the purchase of a new pellet stove during the summer months will ensure that you get your best deal, and that you are first in line to have your pellet stove installed in time for cold autumn weather.

When you are considering who to choose to purchase your new pellet stove from, think Ace Hardware & Hearth, and Ace Home & Leisure. Your local Ace stores in Glen Burnie, Pasadena, and Edgewater, Maryland carry a wide variety of pellet stoves, fireplaces, and inserts. We also work hard each season to ensure that we obtain the largest amount of pellets possible so that you can enjoy your pellet stove all winter long.

We know that you have a choice when choosing a pellet stove in Maryland. That’s why Ace Hardware & Hearth and Ace Home & Leisure work hard to bring you top quality hearth brands, and top quality hearth sales, installation and service. Contact us today to get your free estimate by clicking the Hearth Quote button on the left.

 

Furniture Quality Cast Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts

Wood StovesWhat do you think of when you hear the words Cast Pellet and Wood Stoves or Fireplace Inserts? Do you envision an ugly black steel hulk that ruins the look of your living décor? If so, think again! Today, manufacturers like Jotul and Quadra-Fire, industry leading manufacturers in the hearth business, have created beautifully sculpted castings finished in décor enhancing enamel and matte finishes that will not only make your living area warm and cozy, but also improve the aesthetic appeal of your room. That is what we like to call a win-win.

Visit www.quadrafire.com or www.jotulusa.com to learn more!

These two companies have led their industry for years and have the resources available to produce aesthetically appealing, energy efficient pellet and wood stoves and fireplace inserts.

Furniture Quality Cast Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts
Fireplace InsertsAce Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater carry Cast Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts from quality manufacturers including Jotul, Quadra-Fire, Heat & Glo, Regency, Hampton, Heatilator, and Kozy Heat. All offer cozy warmth and energy efficiency.

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 Cast Pellet and Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts, please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter,Google+Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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.

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