Green Up

We sell “Lean Green” Heating Machines.

For over 40 years now~ from day 1, May 17, 1977 we have been “green” retailers.  Selling ~ Installing ~ Servicing Bio-Fuel heating appliances.  We have been “green” Long before it was politically correct! 

40 years Cutting peoples Heating Costs!

40 years Designing and installing complete systems!

40 years Servicing what we sell!


We have restructured The Stovery.  Most of our service and installation people are now in business for themselves.  No longer employees with all the associated costs attached to them.

SAVING YOU 10% to 20% on quality service and installs all done by NFI trained, tested and certified technicians!

In 40 years, our mission statement has not changed ~ Just redefined.  To meet today’s Economic conditions, we have reshaped The Stovery and its operations from the top to the bottom.  Cutting costs, improving services and of course, bringing in more cost competitive and better quality products.

 I believe we have trimmed all the costly fat we can and we are in position to support our customers with better pricing, service and products for this season.  I’m back on the sales floor with more options than ever before.  40 years in this business has taught me a lot ~  How to save you, our customers a LOT!!!

Give us a try ~ we were voted BEST FIREPLACE & STOVE COMPANY by the Post Star survey for the past 9 years!  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017!  Let us show you why!

RSF means Renewable Solid Fuel.

Solar power from the sun, wind power and wood energy are renewable resources, meaning they can be used forever without depleting the earth. Using renewable energy is like living off the interest earned by the earth’s assets and never touching its savings.

Using energy from the sun, nature’s carbon cycle goes around, from the atmosphere to the forest and back. Here is how it works: trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air as they grow. In fact, about half their dry weight is this absorbed carbon. As old trees die and decay, or are consumed in a forest fire, their carbon is again released to the air as carbon dioxide. This is nature’s carbon cycle.

When firewood is used as an energy source, part of the natural carbon cycle is brought into our homes to heat them. A fire in an RSF fireplace releases the solar energy stored by the tree as it grew. If the entire fuel cycle is considered, a clean burning fireplace will heat your home more efficiently and with lower environmental impact than any other fuel option. The other fuel options, oil, gas and coal are fossil fuels, and when they are burned, old carbon that was buried deep within the earth is released to the atmosphere. The rising concentration of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use is linked to global warming, climate change and the unusual weather we’ve seen in recent years.

An RSF fireplace does not contribute to global warming because no more carbon dioxide is released than the natural forest would release if left untouched. Using wood for heat means less fossil fuels burned, less greenhouse gas emissions, and a healthier environment.


        ENVIRONMENTALLY— It lowers the carbon foot print from your home oil, gas, or corn heating system. The smart fuel in our book are wood products, that being firewood or pellets.Whether firewood or pellets which are just processed wood bi-products. These pellets are bio-mass products conveniently shaped for easy handling into an automated self feeding appliance.  All wood products give off the same amount of carbon whether they decay in the forest or they are burned in a stove or fireplace.  However any fossil fuel such as oil, coal or natural gas all add to the carbon footprint when burned.

        POLITICALLY— Or shall we say political correctness. The Stovery was selling “green” products from day one—back on May 17th 1977. Even though our goal back then was alternative fuel appliances primarily for saving people money on their heating costs, we were inadvertently helping the world by reducing our carbon footprint.

        PATRIOTICALLY—-It might be a stretch, but if you are compelled to contribute personal effort for or to a cause, think of it this way, burning wood or pellets is a vehicle to allow you to support a very important worldwide concern—-global warming.  Also doing your part to help reduce our dependency on foreign imported oil.

        SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCY—–For many folks the feeling of being independent from the oil man is very rewarding.  Being warm and secure in your home when there is a power outage is so comforting.

        ECONOMICALLY— Whether you produce your own firewood or you purchase it, burning wood will save you money.  The amount you save will vary based on how much sweat equity you provide.

        THE VALUE OF WOOD AS A FUEL— All the sources I have suggest the B.T.U. value of a cord of seasoned hardwood equals approximately 200 gallons of oil. You can easily multiply the number of gallons of oil you burned by the price per gallon to come up with the cost of oil heat for you. Then divide the number of gallons, by 200 to get the approximate number of cords of firewood you will need to replace the oil.Now just multiply the number of cords you need by the price per cord if you’re buying it.Pretty simple that way, but if your producing the volume of firewood you need to heat your home what price do you put on your labor? Presently a cord of wood retails for around $200, and presently a gallon of oil retails close to $3.00.So the variables per year are the cost of each fuel.  Let’s say you use on the average 1200 gallons of oil, we said that would be comparable to about 6 cords.Do the math, 6 cords at $200 equals $1200.  With oil at $3 per gallon times 1200, that equates to $1800.This shows a $600 savings.  Imported oil is running between 70 and 80 dollars a barrel.  With world demands ever increasing, oil pricing has to rise.  Without looking at costs or savings let me put this example of oil conservation in front of you.  My wife and I married in 1972, and we started The Stovery in 1977.  The first 5 years of housekeeping we burned wood for our primary source of heat for 2 of those years.  So for 40 years we have used wood for our primary fuel, averaging 5 cords per year, equaling somewhere around 175 cords of wood.  The Stovery has consumed about 6 cords annually for 40 years and that rounds out to somewhere around 240 cords.  We all know this is not an exact science with precise numbers, but an educated guess with rounded off numbers.  That being said I believe that.I have substituted about 375 plus or minus cords of wood over the years, for the equivalent amount of oil.  Let’s continue with the math.  Multiply the cords (375) times the estimated oil equivalent (200) and you end up at 75,000 gallons of oil.  To put that into perspective that would equal filling up 273 home oil tanks that hold 275 gallons.  Personally I think that this is a sizeable contribution to reducing our dependency on foreign oil and surely it must have an impact on the reduction of carbon in our atmosphere.  I believe that I have saved economically for my family by burning wood, helped save on imports for our country and reduced the environmental impact of carbon on the world.  Wow, all these savings and a true sense of security that price increases with oil during the winter months were of no effect.  I like all the above but really like that I was sure I had heat, there would not be any interruptions of fuel, it was sitting out there in my woodshed—what a security blanket! At the personal level I have had a continued exercise plan in place for over 40 years, and I have felt a strong sense of patriotism knowing that I have contributed in a positive way to society.So burning wood has been all pluses for me!  Now I have one more tidbit for you to ponder.Over the last 40 years The Stovery has helped countless families with their heating needs.  For all the wood burning stoves, fireplaces, and inserts that we have sold, all the furnaces and boilers, and all the pellet burning equipment we have out there must have made a major impact.  I’m surmising that the total number of units now in operation must be somewhere between 3 and 4 thousand.  What’s the magic number of cords of wood used each year by the average household?  I would guess that would be 4 to 5.  So over the last 40 years the amount of wood and pellets that all of my customers have used collectively must be huge, therefore there has been a fantastic positive impact on our planet just because people got involved and made a decision to become proactive.  Wow look at what has taken place because one person at a time made a commitment to burn wood.  This story should help many people take a closer look at the advantages of burning wood.  Side effects of burning wood are many but the one I hear most from my customers is the statement that there is no other heat as soothing as wood heat.  So my friends make your way down to The Stovery—-Home Of Soothing Fires.  Let us help you “green up” with smart heat now and WIN WITH WOOD!


Rich Entwistle
Owner of The Stovery