Our Hamer Hot Ones pellet fuel sale 🔥 is in FULL swing right now through the final day of March! Call to reserve your ton needs for the upcoming heating season while the prices are at an all time low! $40-45 off the regular ton price ~ and for Hamer Pellets?? ‼Yeah, you read THAT right! Call us today at 301-824-6223 and get on the list! Tractor 🚛 trailer loads in weekly to keep up with the demand. 🙌
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 gets outside, the more they want INSIDE!! Those nasty stink bugs are nesting!
For pellet stove owners, this can be a serious problem that can stop your pellet stoves blower cold. There is no easy solution to get rid of stink bugs around our homes, but we do have a few suggestions to help minimize the problem for your pellet stove. First, if you can reach the vent cap – cover it with a plastic bag tightly sealing around the pipe until you are ready to start using the appliance. This keeps them from dropping in and moving in. BUT – don’t forget to REMOVE THE PLASTIC BAG BEFORE STARTING UP THE STOVE!! Second option: as soon as you see those nasty stink bugs trying to get in at the door – start using your stove! By the time you see one in the front of your pellet stove burn pot – it is officially too late as you now have an entire colony of them living rent free in your stove…
Please take the time every 2-3 days to fire up your pellet stoves and let them burn for 15-20 minutes or so to heat up those chambers and keep the stink bugs from gathering and putting your motors at risk! The heat will kill any nasty bugs that are in the combustion blower and keeps your stove free to operate. A little bit of fire makes the new home surroundings of these guys offensive to them.
In years past, we have had several customers who have called to say that their combustion motors are jammed and will not work because the stink bugs have moved in and shut it down. The only remedy is to schedule us to come out to deep clean them away. And we are getting booked way out! Do yourself a favor and light up those pellet stoves today.
On a side note, we have tons and tons of excellent quality (and believe me, there is a huge difference in pellet quality out there) pellets in the yard ready for your winter heating needs. Stock up before the cold weather comes beating on your door! Call today for current pellet ton pricing. Thanks! and STAY WARM!!
- Do I need outside air for my pellet stove?
Answer: 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 available to the pellet stove that this extra expense is not needed. We have found that it is easier on your stove and your pellet fuel supply to utilize room temperature air as opposed to the dry frigid air outdoors. Heating 72* air is easier to bump up to a higher temperature, quicker and less work for your stove to do so.
- Why are Harman auto-ignition stoves better than others?
Answer: Other brands of pellet stoves offer auto-ignition, but Harman’s “Smart” technology does much more than simply light pellets. The onboard microprocessor is constantly sensing room temperature and automatically increases or decreases the stove’s heat output so that your living area is kept at a comfortable, constant temperature. Harman’s auto-ignition stoves will actually turn themselves off when no heat is required and then relight when heat is needed. This fully automatic feature saves your pellet fuel and prevents overheating your living area during the spring and fall when temperatures are warm during the day and cooler at night.
- All pellet stoves go by square feet ratings – How are they determined?
Answer: They should be provided for the region of the country that you reside it. It takes a larger heat output to keep a room a comfortable 72* in Montana than it does in Georgia, right? Factors such as climate, heat loss, insulation levels and air movement within your home greatly affect the area that can be heated. Generally the warmer the climate the greater the area the stove can heat. Beware of inflated square foot ratings by other manufacturers. We recommend that you discuss your heating needs and your homes construction with an authorized dealer to determine the best model suitable for your application.
Come visit us at our Mace Energy Supply showroom for a great chance to compare all models side by side and see what they feel like, sound like and how well they heat!