This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of QuadraFire. All opinions are 100% mine.
I grew up in a pioneer house--or that's what my mom would tell her neices and nephews when they would visit. We didn't have air conditioning, a dishwasher, a microwave until I was almost 10, or a furnace. Most of those things weren't a problem except for a furnace. We had a wood burning stove upstairs and downstairs. If you were cold you would put on another layer. We slept well because our rooms were cold--but man oh man, getting out of bed into a cold room was so hard to do. I loved the overwhelming heat that would sink into your bones as you lay in front of the fire--I can't count how many Sunday afternoon naps were induced by the intoxicating heat.
Even in the summer time we couldn't forget about the wood burning stove--nope we headed up into the mountains for huge woodcutting adventures. Most of the time my Dad would be cutting and the kids would be exploring. But when we got back home we spent hours splitting and stacking our wood pile. I am grateful for the hard work now, but it seemed like such a pain back then. When I was about 14 my parents had a furnace put in the house. I enjoyed a warmer room, but still liked the heat of the fire.
Now I have a gas fireplace and miss the crackle and heat of a wood burning stove. But let me tell you about something even better. A Quadra-Fire Pellet Stove! I've been looking at their website and am impressed with all of their options. Maybe in my next home I can have a pellet stove to be more fuel effecient and save lots of money during the cold long winters.
These stoves are great. You can get either, gas, wood or the most efficient pellet stoves.
Check out this infographic for some of the amazing numbers:
And since it is tax season, here is some great news if you are thinking of getting a Pellet Stove for your home. There is a tax credit for, among many other things, qualifying biomass-burning stoves! The tax extender provides a 10 percent tax credit of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass heating appliance purchased between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013!
So you could reduce your carbon footprint, and get a tax credit.
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