When Dorothy and Wayne Ross’s fuel bill was nearing $1,000 a month, they knew they couldn’t keep heating their 3,200 square foot home as they had been. Something needed to change. Dorothy started researching her options and came across the idea of the Magnum Countryside Fireplace insert. They decided to remove an existing gas fireplace and replace it with the flex-fuel fireplace that allows them to burn a variety of renewable fuels.
“The heat is incredible,” says Dorothy. “We noticed the savings immediately.” The Ross’s have had their Countryside Fireplace insert for two years now, and feel that it actually paid for itself within the first season. “If you want a clean, energy efficient way to heat, this is definitely the way to go.”
Wood pellets have been the fuel of choice lately, but they’ve also had success with the abundant supply of cherry pits near their Maryland home. “I grew up on heat generated from burning coal, and I’ve had a variety of fireplace and electric heating appliances, but this pellet fireplace is so much warmer and cheaper. The heat is incredible.”
After installing their Countryside insert, friends took notice. “They started asking me about the appliance, if it heats my whole house, and the level of heat it’s able to put out.” After answering their questions and realizing she could help other people save money on heat, Dorothy contacted American Energy Systems about becoming a dealer. She has since sold quite a few pellet stoves and fireplaces to other people, and is really happy to help. “I love the money I save every year, and at the same time, I’m able to do something good for the environment.” Dorothy hopes you’ll explore renewable heat too.