May 3, 2012
Saving money is critical to most Americans and the rising price of oil is very concerning. Where will oil prices go in 2012? What will we be looking at for heating costs in only a few short months? Even though Spring is here and warm temps have us breathing a sigh of relief, we know that another winter will be here before we know it and planning is imperative.
So how much can you save on fuel for a pellet stove?
What is the least expensive fuel to use?
Your fuel costs are often determined by where you live, rather than the fuel itself. Sometimes corn will be less expensive than wood pellets and then the opposite may be the case. For those who grow renewable fuel or have it readily available, it can mean even more cost savings. It is best to determine first what the most reliable fuel source is and then negotiate the best price. Corn is usually the best overall bargain (it burns hotter) and is usually available anywhere in the country. Wood pellets are normally the most convenient, but a variety of renewable fuel centers are springing up around the country making all fuels convenient and available. It is nice to know that companies like American Energy Systems make Stoves that will burn a variety of fuels instead of just Wood Pellets.
You can compare fuel and find out the national averages of each fuel cost. Finding out the best fuel source is a step toward determining the best heating appliance for your home too; get your free guide today.
Feb 15, 2012
You can check our list of current items posted online in our second hand and close out section. Availability of these items changes frequently, and it is very important that you verify that your model is listed under the part before purchasing.
Dec 6, 2011
Dear American Energy Systems,
The years have gone by, and I have had the same results every time so I wanted to share them with your company. I am heating approximately 4500 sq feet of office space and warehouse.
Another heating season is starting, and I am very happy to inform you that I just had another flawless start up of both my heating units. I have an old 6500 furnace along with a baby corn stove. I am an extremely busy person, and maintenance is not one of my strong points. I am scared to confess that the past few years I have neglected to clean them after the heating season ended. In fact, I simply let the corn/wood pellets run out, the unit turned off, and that’s the way I left them all summer until just today. After a lot of vacuuming with my ash vac, I filled it, started it, and let them take off. These things are unbelievable. So, I simply wanted you to have my thanks for building such a solid unit, that even I can run it.
Ps, I will try to do a better job servicing my units this year. I want them to continuing saving me boat loads of money. One more thing: with natural gas it was costing up to $1000 a month to heat my office area. Now, it takes a pallet of corn which runs around $300 a month. HUGE savings there. Thank you very much for helping me buy my snow mobiles.
Jul 14, 2011
Get ready to stuff that money back in your wallet!
If you are in the market for a renewable energy appliance, such as a wood pellet stove, corn stove or fireplace, wood burning fireplace, or flex-fuel furnace, we are currently offering half-price shipping for a substantial savings.
But hurry, this offer won’t last.
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Jun 16, 2011
- Get a smart thermostat– Many thermostats have timers built in that will let you schedule days and times when the air conditioning is on. For instance, you can set it to keep your home cooler on a weekend, or not running while you are gone. They key is to regulate the temperature so it saves you money.
- Keep it moving with ceiling fans – Remember, warm air rises to the top and cold air settles on the bottom. So in the summer time, make sure your ceiling fans are set to run so they turn clockwise (this looks counterclockwise as you are looking up). This will cause a nice downward draft and make you feel cooler and evaporate sweat.
- Block the sun– When rooms are not in use, keep blinds or shades pulled so that the sun does not heat the room through windows or doors. If you are considering buying new windows, make sure to get windows with low-e (low-emissivity) window glass to reduce the heat that enters your home. There are also some window tinting kits that could have the same effect. Low-e coatings are equivalent to adding another pane of glass and can reduce solar heat gain by 25-55% during the cooling season.
- Go outside instead – Instead of starting the oven or throwing your clothes in the clothes dryer, grill outside or hang your laundry on the clothes line. This will save you money from using your appliances, and adding un-wanted heat to your home.
- Be cool, but not too cool– Keep your air conditioner maintained and change the filter as directed. If possible, get an energy efficient air conditioner that is the appropriate size for your room or home. Resist the temptation to set the air cooler than 78 degrees.
- Reduce humidity– Take cooler showers and be sure to turn on the exhaust fan in the bathroom. When humidity is a factor, some people may turn on the dehumidifier instead of their air conditioning.
Lastly, go outside, and have a cool lemonade or sit by the pool to enjoy the weather. We will be talking about cold winters and corn stove heating options again before you know it!
What other ideas do you have for saving money on air conditioning and staying cool this summer?
May 12, 2011
Did you know that we offer a fuel calculator that is simple and free to use? Simply add in local prices for fuel and find out how much it will cost to heat your home. Enter your exact square footage into the calculator, for a closer estimate! If you paid more than you’d like for traditional heat this past winter, it’s time you explore your alternative heating options. We’re here to answer your questions and help you start saving money on heat.
Cost Savings Fuel Calculator
If the cost savings has you excited, this spring is the perfect time to buy and install your new heating appliance! Just let us know how we can help: firstname.lastname@example.org