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
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!
Get your grill in shape for barbecue season in 4 EASY Steps! If you haven’t used your barbecue since Thanksgiving, you are a) not a true American, or b) you spent the winter in Arizona. Regardless, one of the best ways to get the most out of your grill, make it last and improve its … [Read more...] about Get your grill in shape for barbecue season in 4 easy steps!
These are some of the pellet stove-related questions that our customers often ask. Q: Do I need outside air for my pellet stove? A: For most homes today outside air is not necessary, but in the blower door tested tight energy efficient homes it is recommended. Most homes have enough fresh air … [Read more...] about 3 Pellet Stove Questions
Here are a few wood stove operations suggestions to keep you and your family safe. Q. How can I tell if I am operating my wood stove properly?A. Check the smoke coming out of your wood stove chimney; the smoke is your operational barometer. If your fire is burning properly, you should only see … [Read more...] about Proper Wood Stove Operations
Here are a few fireplace tips to keep you and yours safe. Don't soak newspaper in flammable fuels to start a fire, or it could cause an explosion.Keep flammable materials such as carpets, pillows, furniture or papers away from the fireplace area. Make sure that the fire is out completely before … [Read more...] about Fireplace Tips
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