Here is some background history. I first met the owner around 2014 in Smithsburg at either, The Steam and Craft show or Smithsburg Pride Days. He had his really nice trailer with a variety of Stoves and outdoor heating units on display. Me, My grandfather, and him talked for a while and compared … [Read more...] about A Real Life Story Of Local Experts To The Rescue
Preparing for Winter during a Pandemic: Are you putting all your eggs in one basket? When we hear the news out there, it is so hard to tell what is honest and what is hype. Tad and Carol (owners of Mace Energy Supply) are not ones to use scare tactics or high-pressure sales styles, but we do want … [Read more...] about COVID Winter Warning
All wood burning fireplace inserts and wood stoves are on our mid-winter sale clearance right now. We also have lots of free-standing wood stoves and some pellet stoves that are ready to be moved as well. Sooner is better than later on this one! Sooner means better selection because there are … [Read more...] about Mid-Winter Sale on Wood Stoves, Wood Inserts and Pellet Stoves Happening Now!
Hamer Pellet Fuel Company has advised that they are have difficulty getting the raw materials needed to make pellets. The decline in availability of raw materials (saw dust and chips) is affecting most pellet producers. The reason for the lack of raw material is the severe decline in … [Read more...] about Pellet Fuel: Know Before You Go
That’s a great question – but one that we don’t have an answer for you yet! Here’s how it works: The pellet mill is the one who announces that they have an over-abundance of pellet fuel left over from the winter and they drastically lower the price, which we pass right on to you aka Mace Energy’s … [Read more...] about Hey, When Is Your 2019 Spring Pellet Sale??
The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fire Safety is crucial when this season rolls into view. Fireplaces … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Warmth Turn into a Blaze
Pellet or wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts not only can be beautiful focal points within a home, but they also provide an additional source of heat and can be used to keep rooms or entire homes comfortable without the need for additional and potentially costly heating sources. Just like … [Read more...] about Preparing Your Stove or Fireplace for the Heating Season
This morning it was 40* at our showroom! Hard to believe for mid-October. Is this a harbinger of an early fall and a cold winter? We are seeing crickets trying desperately to get into our warehouse. Soon those stink bugs will be trying to make their annual pilgrimage into your home... The colder it … [Read more...] about Stink Bug Remedy!
We get this question a good bit around here. Sometimes it is spoken with a slight edginess to it, other times it is asked in earnest. So here’s our answer – why is there a difference between buying your hearth appliance (wood stove, pellet stove, fireplace insert, chimney liner and the like) from a … [Read more...] about Why Buy From the Little Guy?
Hearth Helps: Here's a question we get quite often - What makes some wood pellets better than others for our pellet stove? Answer: It all depends on where that sawdust came from - the heavy heat producing trunk part of the tree! Maybe it came from the scraps left behind like the bark, the leaves … [Read more...] about All Pellets Are Not Created Equal
Does it matter what kind of wood I use? Your fuel supply should consist of a mixture of hardwoods, like maple or oak, and softwoods, such as fir and pine. When first starting your fire, use softwoods. They ignite easily and burn rapidly with a hot flame. Hardwoods provide a longer lasting fire … [Read more...] about What to Burn and How To Do It Right