Living green means something different to different people. Some people are making significant changes in their lives, while others are slowly taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint (and learning what that means). However, living more green does not need to be difficult. There are things individuals and families can do, while helping kids learn […]
Green Living with Pellet Stove Heat
Did you see us, American Energy Systems, on “Designing Spaces” which aired on Lifetime? “Designing Spaces’ Think Green believes it is time we take care of Planet Earth” and we couldn’t agree more! Learn more about green living and watch the episode now. Here is the episode on YouTube! Don’t forget to post this video […]
Stove Auger Not Turning?
Now is the time to make sure your pellet stove is running in top shape and ready for the season ahead. Is your pellet stove auger not turning? If you have questions about your auger or it’s not functioning as it should, you have some very good online resources for getting all your questions answered about […]
What are Wood Pellets?
You hear so much today about biomass and flex-fuel stoves that are able to burn a variety of renewable fuel sources, but have you ever wondered how wood pellets fit into this mix? Maybe you are wondering What wood pellets? What are theye made out of? Where the wood comes from? Does the formation of wood pellets harm trees […]
How Much Electricity Does It Take to Run My Stove ?
Electricity is measured in kilowatts (kw) and a kilowatt is 1,000 watts and usually costs between six and tens cents per hour. In some areas like California the rates will be higher and in areas with hydroelectric power the rates can be lower, but the average is eight cents per hour per kw in the […]
Free Buyer’s Guide to Renewable Energy Appliances
Thinking of buying a pellet stove? With the rising cost of energy taking a larger amount out of your budget, you may have found yourself looking at alternative heating options. But, what appliance is right for you? What renewable fuel source should you explore? Wonder no longer! American Energy Systems is here to help! Download […]
What Exactly is a Corn Stove?
Corn Stoves…Pellet Stoves…Corn Pellet Stoves What exactly is a corn pellet stove anyway? This question is likely in response to the confusing term “corn pellet”. More than likely, people are inquiring about a multi-fuel burning pellet stove that also burns corn. With so much information online, the people we talk to often know that some […]
Foreign Objects in Stove Fuel
The quality of fuel you put in your heating appliance is important. Making sure your corn, wheat, or pellets are clean, dry, and pure is critical to efficient heat and proper maintenance of your appliance. Even if you are very careful and monitor your pellet stove fuel supply closely, you still need to watch for […]
Ash Vacuums are for Stoves and Fireplaces Only
Do you own an ash vac? Ash vacs are vacuums designed specifically to help with pellet stove and fireplace clean-up and maintenance. They do a wonderful job and make clean-up a snap. Ash vacuums are powerful and can pick up even the finest of ash and soot. They are also designed and manufactured for this […]
Nuts and Bolts of Corn Stoves: What is a Klinker
The 4th of July is coming and all of a sudden you have become patriotic and want to heat your home the American way, that is with CORN. You have researched very carefully and have made a wise decision to purchase a MagnuM or Country Flame Flex-fuel CORN stove. You are a genius! Now to […]