Jan 29, 2013
If you own a wood burning fireplace or stove, we’ve assembled some helpful resources, ideas, and tips right here. We want you to get the most out of your wood burning experience.
For fireplace maintenance tips, read “Maintenance Tips for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace.”
For ideas on how to build the best fire in your stove or fireplace, read “How to build the perfect fire in your wood burning fireplace or stove.”
For a simple, yet great idea for making wood chopping a little easier, watch this video. The use of an old tire helps keep wood in place while chopping.
For technical questions about your Magnum Countryside or Country Flame stoves or fireplaces, consult your manual, search our YouTube Channel or contact Techcenter1 at 320-227-2902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a tip or link to a great resource, please share it in our comments section. We love hearing from you.
Oct 16, 2012
If you have questions about buying a wood fireplace, you’ve come to the right place. According to Census data, over 2.4 million homes heat with wood and the rising percentage is “faster than any other heating fuel,” as published in USAToday. More people every day begin researching whether this alternative heating option is right for them. With foreign oil prices high and the economy struggling to rebound, it’s understandable that Americans are looking for less expensive ways to heat their homes.
People explore wood fireplaces for a variety of reasons, but the common include:
An ample supply of wood for fuel. If you live in an area where wood is readily available and abundant, a wood fireplace or wood stove may be a good option for you. Not all wood is the same, and it’s not all the best for burning in your home. Learn more about kind, quality, and condition of wood you should burn in a fireplace.
Saving money on heating bills. This is another driving force for most people. Wood burning stoves and fireplaces are not the same as they were years ago. They’ve come a long way in technology, heat efficiency, and esthetics. Heating with wood can save you plenty of money, put out more heat than an older, traditional furnace, and “exceed expectations” as one owner puts it.
Inclement weather. Living in an area with frigid weather, frequent storms, and cumbersome power-outages is often another reason people seek out the reliable heat of a wood fireplace. Wood fireplaces and inserts can keep your house or business warm during a power outage, and we’ve posted more details here.
Whether you want to join the ranks of other American families who are happy with their choice in heat or simply want more information on the differences in fireplaces, American Energy Systems is your “go-to” place for information. You can speak with a heating specialist about your specific questions or concerns, or post them here and we’ll respond.
Apr 15, 2012
Alternative Heating Systems and Supplies, LLC is a family owned business located in Coward, SC. They are dealers of our MagnuM Countryside appliances, and share their story of how owners, Mack and Karen Evans began searching for a better way to heat their home that was more economical and Eco-friendly. After researching online as well as reading everything they could find on the subject, they traveled to examine other heating systems. Finally, they came upon what they had been searching for – Magnum and Countryside Heaters. Alternative Heating Systems and Supplies offers on the spot financing and go out of their way to insure their customers are happy.
They recently shared this customer story with us, highlighting one customer’s savings over the past eight years!
“I purchased my Magnum Baby Countryside Corn and Pellet stove heater eight years ago and it has served me well. It has worked trouble free; all I have to do is keep it clean and keep the fuel clean and dry.
It’s safe! If I open any doors on the unit, it will shut off (except the feed door.) There is no smell inside or outside of my house and there is no smoke; just clean heat. My heater heats all five rooms!” Jerry McRae
Anyone in the Coward, South Carolina area looking for corn or wood pellet burning stoves and fireplaces should stop in and see Mack and Karen at Alternative Heating Systems and Supplies on Hwy 52; directions and map.
Apr 2, 2012
Yes, Magnum Countryside and Country Flame furnaces, fireplace inserts, and stoves can be connected to a low voltage or millivolt wall thermostat. The control boards are not designed however to work with an electronic thermostat that requires power from the appliance.
When the wall thermostat calls for heat the appliance will go to the heat setting that has been pre-selected. When the wall thermostat has been satisfied (the room is up to temperature), the appliance will go to a pilot fire that is pre-programmed into the appliance. If you have the auto ignition system and are operation on fully automatic, the appliance will shut down completely until the wall thermostat calls for heat and then it will light the unit and run at the pre-set heat setting.
If you are ready to buy, but have some very specific questions for us, we’d love to help you get the answers you need. Call 1-800-495-3196.
Feb 23, 2012
Here are some beautiful pictures of a Country Flame Crossfire Corn and Wood Pellet Fireplace Insert. These pictures were taken of the Crossfire Fireplace installation in a home near Wilton, MN by Haefner Renewable Heating (Email: email@example.com) for more information or help finding a renewable heating appliance in the Bemidji/Wilton, MN area.
Do you have pictures of your Magnum Countryside or Country Flame fireplace or stove you’d like to share with us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 29, 2011
Yes. In our catalytic line of wood stoves, the Country Flame model O2 is approved for use in zero-clearance fireplaces. It is specifically designed to fit into a very short fireplace at only 17 ½” in height. For more information on catalytic and non-catalytic terminology.
What is a zero-clearance fireplace?
A zero-clearance fireplace makes installing a fireplace in an existing home an affordable reality for many people. The Country Flame Model 02 is designed to take advantage of existing space and available venting/prefabricated chimney structures. It is important to check with the manufacturer of your Zero Clearance Fireplace to see if they allow the installation of a wood burning appliance into their fireplace. Sometimes it is best to take the Zero Clearance Fireplace out to accommodate the installation of your Country Flame Model O2 wood burning fireplace. Contact us to find out more about zero-clearance fireplaces and if the Model 02 is right for you.
Dec 11, 2009
American Energy Systems has a rich history of providing superior corn stoves and flex-fuel heating appliances; including fireplaces and furnaces. We are pleased to offer a blog community to people passionate about using alternative energy to heat their homes and offices.
If you want to shop online and skip directly to our extensive Magnum and Country Flame product lines, please jump over to our Main Website at Magnum Heat. To go directly to our Magnum E-com Store click here.
Cme2heatitup on Ebay, one of American Energy System’s Resellers, sells overstock, scratch and dent, and special promotion units for wholesale prices. These are one of a kind items and deals, as Cme2heatitup is the ONLY authorized AES online Reseller that can sell DEMO units for full factory warranty.
If a show room is more your style, and you’d love to see a corn or pellet stove in action, you can find a dealer near you! Just use our Magnum and Country Flame locator!
For a fun, new community of people passionate about heating their homes with alternative energy, you can join our Fan Page on Facebook at Facebook.magnumheat.com Be sure to leave us a comment so we can say “hi”!
We are active on Twitter now too, so follow us at Twitter.com/alternativeheat Be sure to @ reply so we can follow you back! We love the discussions on Twitter going on about green living, saving money, burning corn, and alternative energy for heat. Weigh in!
We are working hard to offer countless videos featuring all our our Magnum and Country Flame products. Dozens of easy to understand and helpful demonstrational videos are posted on Magnum Heat channel of YouTube. From trouble shooting and venting, to choosing your corn or wood pellets to buy, we’re here to help.