Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time Is Running Out For Wood Burning Heaters

If you've been considering an outdoor wood furnace or boiler to heat your home or business, time is running out.

Sometime during April or May of 2015, new EPA regulations will take effect severly limiting the particulate emissions of all wood burning heaters. What this means is every non-catalytic wood stove and outdoor furnace sold today will no longer pass muster and be available for sale.

However, all current inventory is exempt until the new regs take effect giving you a couple of months to complete the installation of a new stove, furnace or boiler.

If you'd like to read more about how rural America is taking it on the chin, check out this article in US News and World Reports.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Space Heater Safety Infographic

Like Smokey The Bear used to say, "Only you can prevent forest fires." The same could be said of household fires, especially where the use of space heaters is concerned. By following a few common sense safety rules, the vast majority of space heater ignited fires could be avoided.

Before you plug your space heater in for the first time this winter, take a minute to look over the tips outlined below and be safe. (Please feel free to copy this infographic to your website or blog.)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Coupon Deals thru 9/9/2014 Portable ACs, Shot Chillers, Ice Makers, Beverage Coolers and More!

NewAir AC-12000H AC and Heater. Originally $499.95 now just $344.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

NewAir AC-14100H AC and Heater. Originally $549.95 now just $354.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Avalon Bay AB-ICE26S Ice Maker. Originally $149.95 now just $137.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Avalon Bay AB-ICE26B Ice Maker. Originally $149.95 now just $137.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

NewAir AD-250 Dehumidifier. Originally $164.95 now just $137.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Luma Comfort EC45S Swamp Cooler. Originally $139.99 now just $112.99. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Koolatron W75 Beverage Cooler with Car Charger. Originally $179.95 now just $167.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Picnic Time 302-55-401 Highlander Picnic Basket and Blanket. Originally $169.95 now just $134.95. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Vinotemp VT-SHOTCHILLER Shot Chiller. Originally $229.00 now just $217. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Bayou Classic 700-701 4-Gallon Deep Fryer. Originally $369 now just $299. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com! 

Bayou Classic B159 Cast Iron Fish Cooker. Originally $139 now just $119. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

Blackstone 1575 Outdoor Patio/Pizza Oven. Originally $649 now just $529. Use code REDEEM through 9/9, only at Air-n-Water.com!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vornado Space Heater Recall

 Do you own this space heater?
It was a real shocker when I heard about this recall. Vornado enjoys a very good reputation in the space heater industry and is one of, if not the best, at distributing heat into every corner of the room.I hope the recall is limited to this specific model.

Call Vornado at 844-205-7978 or visit www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right corner of the home page for more information about the recall.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tips On How To Start Or Grow A Business

Looking for tips on how to start or grow a business? Gain insight from the expert, join SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she answers your questions during a live Google Hangout-On-Air on August 27. The Hangout will be hosted at the Google Small Business Community.

RSVP and Submit Questions.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Corn Is Crashing

The prediction of a record corn crop this year has sent prices tumbling almost 25% from year ago levels to $3.76 per bushel.

This is also well off the record highs of $8.00/BU seen during July of 2012.

So last year's price of around $225/ton for bulk fuel corn should also see a decrease. It's still too early for the fuel corn dealers to set the 2014 - 2015 prices, but I'll let you know as soon as they decide.

You can also check the Fuel Cost Comparison Chart for updated pricing on corn and 7 other home heating fuels.

FYI: Corn fuel at $225/ton (last years price) works out to around $23 per 1 million BTUs which is $5 more per 1mil BTUs than natural gas, and $10 less per 1mil BTUs than fuel oil.