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 Winter Heating Alternatives: Wood Burning Stoves

Wood Burning StovesOver the last several weeks, we have offered several Energy Efficient Winter Heating Alternatives. In our blog “The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces,” we learned that these fireplaces allow homeowners to save a lot of money, be a lot warmer, and pay a lot less in energy. Similarly, in our blog “What are the Benefits of Pellet Stoves?” we learned that pellet stoves are energy efficient, easy to operate heating sources that uses a renewable fuel.  Wood pellets are made from the limbs and tops of trees and the part of the trees called pulp.

Today, we are going to explore another energy efficient winter heating alternative, Wood Burning Stoves. With a variety of venting options, a stove is the ideal room accessory to add warmth, energy efficiency and ambience to nearly any room in the house.

The Benefits of Wood Burning Stoves

  1. Energy Efficiency: 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.
  2. Beauty: Wood-burning stoves offer classic beauty and warmth to any home. Unlike your furnace, which hides in your basement, a wood burning stove is the focal point of a room, providing not only warmth, but also aesthetic appeal.
  3. Carbon Footprint: Wood burning stoves use a renewable fuel: wood! Plus, every new tree we plant absorbs exactly as much CO2 as is released by burning wood. That’s what we like to call a win-win.
  4. Future Proof: While furnace technology continues to improve, making your furnace obsolete, wood burning stoves are future proof.
  5. And so much more!

Wood Burning Stoves from Ace

If you are looking for a clean-burning, energy efficient way to heat any room in your home, consider having a wood burning stove installed by Ace. With styles to fit any decor, you’re sure to find a stove that is perfect for you.

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

What are the Benefits of Pellet Stoves?

Benefits of Pellet StovesAs we noted last week in our blog post, “The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces,” winter is right around the corner, which means high heating bills. But it doesn’t have to. Instead of cranky up that furnace and watching your money fly out the window, invest in a more energy efficient heating source, like an electric fireplace or, the topic of this week’s blog, a Pellet Stove.

What are the Benefits of Pellet Stoves?

  1. Energy Efficient: First and foremost, pellet stoves are energy efficient, helping you save money throughout the cold Maryland winter.
  2. Renewable Source of Heat: Wood pellets are made from the limbs and tops of trees and the part of the trees called pulp. These are leftover parts of the trees that lumber mills do not use.
  3. Easy to Operate: Pellet stoves could not be much easier to operate. All you have to do is load your pellet stove with fuel, typically once or twice a day, and turn it on. The stove does the rest.
  4. Easy to Clean: There is very little ash buildup and thus very little cleaning needed.
  5. Smoke Free: Pellet stoves don’t produce smoke. Period.
  6. Heat Safe: Pellet stoves do not produce external heat while operating, meaning you can place them close to walls and other items without having to worry about fire hazards.

Pellet Stoves from Ace

If you are looking for a clean-burning, energy efficient way to heat any room in your home, consider having a pellet stove installed by Ace. Pellet stoves come in a wide range of styles from ultra-contemporary to turn-back-time classic.

Fuel your pellet stove with hearth fuel from Ace.

If you have any questions about The Benefits of Pellet 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.
We Sell and Service New, Used Hot Tubs, Portable Spas, Gas, Electric, Pellet, Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, Inserts, Gas BBQ Grills, Bird Watching, Paint, Gardening, Patio Furniture, Hardware and so Much More!
Our Brand Names Include: Caldera Spas, Bullfrog Hot Tubs, Dimplex, Enerzone, Hampton, Hearthstone, Heat & Glo, Heat Surge, Heatilator, Jotul, Kozy Heat, Quadra-Fire, Regency, Big Green Egg, Weber Grills, Primo Grills and Many More!
Service Area: We sell and Service Washington DC, Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Lake Shore, Severna Park, Annapolis, Edgewater, Pasadena, Severn, Parole, Crofton, Catonsville, MD