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Pellet Stove Inserts Make Open Fireplaces More Efficient

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 27, 2013

If you have chosen this summer to do some home repair projects and have included in that list updating the old open masonry hearth, consider pellet inserts. If you are interested in using your fireplace, but you would like it to be more efficient and effective in heating your home, pellet fireplace inserts are the perfect answer.

For homeowners who don’t have time to fix or renovate their existing fireplace, but are interested in maximizing its use, fireplace inserts make them highly effective and highly efficient.  A pellet stove can be placed inside an open fireplace and used to supplement the heating system in your home.
Pellet heat is an efficient, easy to use heat, fueled by renewable resources.  By supplement your existing home heating with pellet fireplace inserts, you will significantly decrease your home heating bills next winter.  Pellet stove inserts have many other advantages as well.

  • Save on energy expenses
  • Lessen related expenses to heating systems
  • Increase efficiency of old masonry fireplace
  • Pellets are easy to store and use
  • Pellets are renewable energy

For all of the above reasons, homeowners have found pellet stove inserts are the perfect way to stay warm and save money during the cold months while allowing you to maximize the heating efficiency of your fireplace.  

St. Croix Stoves pellet inserts are beautifully made. If you are interested in benefiting from the full potential of your fireplace, contact us.

Pellet Stoves and Inserts for New Construction Homes

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Are you building a new home? If so, there are plenty of green choices you can make to enhance the resale value and energy efficiency of your home. But one of those choices in particular will increase the value of your home, make your home more efficient and save you money. That choice is to add a pellet stove.

Resale value – New home buyers overwhelmingly prefer a working fireplace in their new home. But even more that a working open masonry fireplace, new home buyers prefer an energy efficient stove or fireplace insert. Pellet stoves and stove inserts are easy to use, more efficient than other fuel options and will certainly increase the value of your new home when it comes time to sell. Pellet stoves or inserts will certainly make your home more desirable than another home.

Energy EfficientPellet stoves and inserts create more heat than traditional heaters making your home warmer for less. Stoves and inserts make an open masonry fireplace more efficient by keeping the warm air in the home rather than allowing it to go up the chimney.  Additionally, pellets or fuel for multi-fuel stoves is much cheaper than gas, oil, propane, or electricity.

Saves you moneyPellet stoves and pellet stove inserts are more than 80% efficient which makes them less expensive to run. They also create more heat than traditional heat sources. By creating more heat and using less expensive fuel, pellet stoves and inserts will decrease your home heating bills.

For more information on pellet stoves and pellet stove inserts for your new construction home, contact St. Croix Stoves.

Pellet Stove Inserts to Heat Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Too many homeowners paid far too much for home heating this winter. Thus has begun the search for a better, more efficient, more cost effective winter heating alternative. If you are one of these folks, consider a pellet stove insert.
A pellet stove insert is your answer to all of the above. Add to this that they burn renewable energy, or biomass, which makes them a greener alternative as well. The design of St. Croix pellet stove inserts allows you to burn wood pellets, cherry pits, and a combination of up to 50% corn and 50% wood pellets, which gives you greater flexibility with your choice of renewable, efficient fuel sources.

Wood pellet stove inserts have higher combustion and heating efficiency than wood stoves so they release a very little amount of particulates into the air, far less than wood stoves. St. Croix pellet stove inserts have a heat capacity of up to 40,000 BTU per hour and can be used to heat a home that is up to 1800 square feet. This means you can use this fireplace insert as the only way to heat your home, or as a supplemental heat source.
The Ashby-P pellet insert is designed to make your space warm. Built to replace your current source of woodburning heat, the Ashby insert offers all the benefits of a standard wood pellet stove while fitting into your existing fireplace profile. With easy-cleaning features and a wall-mount thermostat, you’re able to efficiently control  the fire—leaving you with a heating source that’s both conventional and contemporary.

All St. Croix pellet stoves and stove inserts are made with durable, ceramic glass that not only allows you a clear view of the fire, but also makes the stove inserts safer for your home. Pellet stove inserts are becoming very popular with homeowners. For more information, contact St. Croix Stoves.

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