Since most wood-burning stoves in the U.S. are terribly outdated, now is the perfect time to promote the importance of replacing old stoves with EPA-certified units that are 50% more efficient than 30-year-old clunkers. Not only are they cleaner, they’re far cheaper to operate in the long run. Tax credits and manufacturer’s rebates also make it possible to absorb much, if not all, of the costs. Customers in the U.S. who upgrade to an EPA-certified stove in 2013 are already eligible for a biomass federal tax credit up to $300. Some companies have sweetened the deal by offering incentives for swapping old stoves and fireplace inserts for newer, less polluting models. Here are two environmentally friendly stove models that are receiving rave reviews.
The Twinfire® SOLO from Wittus is the latest addition to an already spectacular collection of highly efficient stoves. At 93%, this super eco-friendly wood-burning stove has great heat output and low fuel consumption with much less ash. The sleek, all-black steel body combined with the patented double chambered burn system puts this stove in a category of its own.
FlexBurn™ technology – a Vermont Castings exclusive – is available on both the Encore and Defiant models. Your customers can select the burn method that suits their lifestyle without having to choose between stoves. Among the most efficient stoves on the market, each FlexBurn™ is crafted in the USA and backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty that will ensure your customers’ peace of mind for years to come.