Pre-Season Gas and Fireplace Maintenance

Pre-Season Gas and Fireplace Maintenance

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Just a friendly reminder that now is a great time to make sure you have checked your appliances before the start of the busy season. If you own a product that we sold/installed… Gas Units: Turn on the appliance and make sure it is functioning properly. Check the batteries in both the remote AND receiver (if applicable). Be sure to check that your pilot is on as well! Pellet Units: Turn on the appliance and make sure it is functioning properly. If not, be sure to note any lights that are on/off and if they are flashing (please note how many times those lights flash and in what order), if any fans aren’t running, etc. The more information, the better to help us diagnose the issue. If you own a product that we do not carry and it is not functioning properly, check the manufacturer’s website to find a dealer nearby that will be able to assist you. Please do not delay in making sure your products are working correctly, getting your gas maintenance, or 2-ton service scheduled. Appointments are filling quickly. Schedule...

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It’s National Barbecue Month!

It’s National Barbecue Month!

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It’s National Barbecue Month and May 23rd is Back to Barbecue Day!! Nationwide, people will be grilling in their backyards under the warm sun. After weeks apart due to social distancing around the country, you may be starting to make plans to host that backyard barbecue with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. No matter how you celebrate Back to Barbecue Day, with a wood or pellet smoker, or your trusty propane grill you bought years back, we would like to share our favorite recipes to help make that day an all-you-can-eat type of evening. Gary’s pick… Wood Fired BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza from: Green Mountain Grills JoAnn’s pick… Zoodle Spaghetti Salad from: Six Sisters Stuff Brandy’s pick… Sweet Sriracha Honey Lime Drumsticks from: Green Mountain Grills Our top dessert pick… Berry Cheesecake Trifle from: Six Sisters Stuff There is so much more you can choose to make on your Green Mountain Pellet Grill! Smoke and grill meats and fish, give your veggies an extra punch, bake desserts on your grill to add in that smokey flavor, even create smoked cocktails to enjoy around the fire pit. We hope you join us by tagging us on your social media posts to share what you have grilled, smoked, or baked on your grills this month! #WhyIGrill #NationalBarbecueMonth...

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Introducing the Shop Dogs

Introducing the Shop Dogs

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Let us introduce you to….Hemi and Lilith, the official shop dogs of The Village Fireplace and Stove Center. Hemi, a brown and white pit bull, is about 3 years old. He will greet just about everyone at the door when they walk in, with very loud barking- just his way of saying hello! He is typically behind the counter so don’t be afraid to walk in even if you hear him.  He enjoys laying in front of any fireplace or stove we have on (wood, gas, pellet…does not matter to him) and falling asleep. Toys don’t stand a chance with him, he might be a world class winner of a super chewer. Once he settles down a bit, he enjoys all the attention you can give him. Lilith, a white and tan pit bull, possibly whippet mix, is just coming up on a year old. She will greet you with all sorts of tippy taps up on her hind legs and kisses. She enjoys chewing….wood from the wood pile, computer mice, pens, dog toys, and anything else you leave out that she can get to. She is quite the sneaky pup! Shower her with attention and you will get that back times 10.  ...

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Biomass Stove Tax Credit

Biomass Stove Tax Credit

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The industry received word in late December 2019, that the biomass stove tax credit was extended for qualifying purchases made before December 31,2020. That’s great news for you as a homeowner. You can claim $300 on a qualifying purchase of a wood or pellet stove from us, as well as up to $200 on another product before maxing out on the lifetime limit of $500.   What is the Biomass Stove Tax Credit? The U.S. federal government offers a tax credit to tax-paying homeowners who purchase a wood or pellet stove that is at least 75% efficient.   How to claim it? You must complete an eligible purchase by December 31, 2020. Make sure to save your receipts and the manufacturer’s certificate. When you file your taxes, make sure to claim the credit.   What products qualify? Any biomass appliance (wood fueled) that meets or exceeds an energy efficiency of 75% qualifies.   Find out more on HPBA’s website. This organization has worked in Washington, D.C to maintain this tax...

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