Jul 20, 2012
With this being an election year, you can’t escape the rhetoric online, on television, ads, and newspapers. From the economy and taxes, to new jobs and clean energy, politicians and citizens have plenty of ideas on what could or should be done to make America stronger. There is little doubt that supporting American made products is a good thing. When people switch to an alternative fuel supply, they are able to burn homegrown fuels produced in the USA. We support our farmers. Here are some farm and crop related photos we thought you might like, all of which are available as free stock photography on our Flickr site.
If you haven’t caught our most recent information posted to our website addressing the issue of clean energy and politics in the US, you don’t want to miss, “Politics May Take Renewable Energy for a Ride, but Your Energy Costs Don’t Have to Go Along.”
Jul 10, 2012
We care a lot about heating with renewable energy, and so do a lot of Americans. The trend in renewable energy is growing in American households, so the question we’re wondering is: Does it matter to you if your favorite movie actors, television personalities, and music performers get behind a cause like clean energy? Most people are looking for ways to reduce their heating costs, reduce dependency on foreign oil, and save on the environment.
While celebrities are less likely to have a meager, tight heating budget, many stars share in your concerns too. If you’re wondering which celebrities support being green, there is a lengthy list of stars who are getting behind clean energy, biofuels, and other environmental issues.
Ripped from the Headlines: Stars Talk About Environmental Issues and Clean Energy
Some popular celebrities who aren’t afraid to talk about their passion for being green and reducing reliance on oil include Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Other notable green celebrities include Woody Harrelson and Leonardo Dicaprio who are proponents of clean energy and renewable energy sources. These two lists include more stars who use their talents and voice to promote green issue: Greenest Celebrities and Green Celebrities List.
What green initiatives do your favorite stars promote? What is important to you? Do you think it’s important for Hollywood stars to promote causes and do you think it makes a difference? We’d love to hear from you.
Apr 21, 2012
Concerned about the environment?
Want to do your part to keep the air clean?
American Energy Systems Inc. has led the industry in designing products that are environmentally clean and efficient. Typically our appliances are up to 10% more efficient than competitors in the industry and lab tests have shown that MagnuM and Country Flame products produce substantially less emissions than the EPA requires for clean burning. Whether you are using Corn, Wood Pellets or other Flex-fuels you can be sure that it is good for your environment.
If you have questions for us, please call us, email us or use this contact form.
Have you switched to renewable fuel? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us your comments below.
Feb 1, 2012
There are areas of the country where customers are using the MagnuM Pellet Stoves off of the grid; Western Montana and Arizona to mention a couple. The Forest Service in Montana is using our model BC-DC up in the mountains where there is no power. The MagnuM DC powered units are very frugal on power usage so they make a perfect application for wind power, solar and battery operation. There are several companies that provide small wind and solar units for small usage products like this or you can tap into your whole house system. The appliance requires a constant 14 volt with a solid 5 amps of current. Proper filters must be installed in the system to prevent voltage surges and variances in volts and cycles. The wind or solar generator companies can help with that.
The only problems that we have seen thus far is if the wind, solar or battery system does not provide a constant 14 volt input. This is easily rectified by having adequate battery storage and voltage stabilizers in the system. If the battery volts drop below 9 volts, the unit will automatically shut down. If you are on only battery power, the self ignition system will not work and you need to light the stove manually. This is a great way to heat off the grid and save precious energy.
Are you using your stove off the grid? Have you utilized solar, wind or battery systems instead of electricity to power your stove? We’d love to hear from you!
Dec 13, 2011
The Magnum 6500 is a flex fuel furnace that is an effective and efficient alternative heat source for your home. With a whopping 210 pound fuel storage capacity, the Magnum 6500 furnace will provide up to 97% combustion efficiency.
And How Safe Is a Pellet/ Flex-Fuel Furnace?
The 6500 Stove has many built in features to keep the furnace safe. Features such as: Low and High temp auto shutdown, and proper insulation, so the furnace top and on the three sides are cool to the touch.
We recently heard from a customer on the use of his Magnum 6500 Furnace and its amazing durability.
Jul 22, 2011
With the rising cost of energy taking a larger amount out of your budget, you may have found yourself looking at alternative heating options.
But, what appliance is right for you? What renewable fuel source should you explore?
Wonder no longer! American Energy Systems is here to help!
Click here to receive your “Free Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Renewable Energy Appliance”. You’ll get the facts about buying a renewable energy appliance for your home, along with all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision for your home or business.
May 17, 2011
It seems like an easy question to answer, and yet many people still have questions about this popular form of alternative heating fuel.
If you are wondering what wood pellets are or what they’re made out of, check out our article, “Everything You’ve Always Wondered About Wood Pellets”. In this article we explain where the wood comes from, as well as some of the new research being done. We also have a video tutorial to help you select quality wood pellets to burn as fuel.
Sep 1, 2010
You’ve sold me on using renewable energy to heat my home, but how do I go about choosing the right appliance for my home?
Since we were kids the statement “mine is better than yours” has caused many a fight and black eyes. Marketing hype and sales people bent on getting you to buy “their product” has sent your mind spinning. Just how do you select the “right” appliance? Are all corn stoves created equal?
Research is the answer.
Today, manufacturers like American Energy Systems, have informative web sites http://magnumheat.com that carefully explain each product’s features so that you can choose just the right one for your heating needs. Some companies in the market have appliances that only burn one type of fuel. This can be a challenge when that fuel is in short supply and the price to get it goes through the roof.
The best advice is to choose an appliance like the MagnuM or Country Flame product line that offers multi-fuel capabilities. Then you can choose the fuel that is suitable for your area, availability, and of course, your pocketbook.
Picking an appliance that is designed for one fuel and burning another can lead to problems that are not going to make you happy. When looking for an appliance make sure that the company has been building the product for a long time, and it has a positive track record. Choosing the right application for your needs will result in many years of affordable, renewable energy for your family.
Get our Free Guide to Finding the Best Renewable Energy Appliance that will guide you through more common questions.
May 3, 2010
Have you had a chance to watch this wonderful video with Rob Trott about saving a ton of money on your heating bills and using “home grown” renewable energy? To watch the video in its entirety, start with the video at the top of the screen and work down, through all three.
Feb 10, 2010
Everywhere you look and read, someone is talking about “going green”.
Most traditional methods of heating homes and offices rely on fossil fuels, which has garnered attention in the “green movement”. As we all start to focus our attention on alternative energy options…
…there has been a lot of discussion about using corn as a fuel.
Universities across the nation have done studies along with environmental groups, and the consensus is that the life cycle of corn burning results in a neutral or slightly positive effect on our environment.
What does that mean? It means that the emissions are very low compared with wood burning, and it also means that the end cost to our environment and to our economy is positive.
There is a high cost associated with our traditional ways of heating. Political, social, environmental impact are only a few ways we pay the price for sticking with “tradition”. When we take a look at the cost of war associated with protecting our traditional fossil fuels alone, using renewable energy right here at home takes on a broader meaning.
Have you considered using a corn stove to heat your home or business? What is stopping you?